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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The EU Is Deeply Divided Over Nuclear's Role In The Energy Transition

May 18, 2023 at 17:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While the U.S., the UK, and even Japan are doubling down on nuclear energy in the wake of the energy crisis, the European Union has seen divisions among member states…

Consortium Of Japanese Companies To Back Promising Fusion Startup

May 18, 2023 at 10:29 | ZeroHedge

16 companies in Japan, including Mitsubishi Corp., Kansai Electric Power Co. and one government affiliated fund, are readying a $73.6 million investment in a startup working to commercialize…

Electricity Prices Plunge By 75% As Finland Opens New Nuclear Power Plant

May 16, 2023 at 09:18 | ZeroHedge

The commencement of regular output from a much-delayed Finnish nuclear reactor in April saw electricity prices in the country decrease by more than 75 percent. The Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear…

Visualizing The Crucial Role Of Uranium

May 11, 2023 at 10:38 | ZeroHedge

Uranium is the primary fuel for nuclear energy, powering more than 400 reactors that make up 10% of the world’s annual electricity generation.

Support For Nuclear Energy In The U.S. Is At A 10-Year High

May 03, 2023 at 10:17 | Haley Zaremba

A brand new Gallup poll shows that support for nuclear energy in the United States is at a 10-year high. This finding is…

New Nuclear Technology Is Safer, More Efficient And More Sustainable

May 01, 2023 at 09:28 | Robert Rapier

In 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System, which highlights the importance of nuclear power in…

Will The EU Sanction Russia’s Nuclear Industry?

Apr 28, 2023 at 10:40 | Felicity Bradstock

In February 2022, the EU imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions at this point included restrictive…

Has Germany’s Era Of Nuclear Energy Come To An End?

Apr 17, 2023 at 10:57 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Germany took its last three nuclear power plants offline on Saturday, ending more than six decades of commercial nuclear energy use.  The power plants Emsland in Niedersachsen, Isar-2 in Bavaria,…

World’s Largest Uranium Miner Ramps Up Output To Sell To New Customers

Apr 12, 2023 at 09:22 | ZeroHedge

Europe has been weaning itself off Russian crude, refined products, and natural gas in the wake of the war in Ukraine. But the dependency on Russia's vast nuclear…

The Pros And Cons of Modular Nuclear Reactors

Apr 10, 2023 at 11:08 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Did you ever get the feeling that you’ve seen this movie before, except with another name? The remake, maybe in color this time or with a younger cast? Well, nothing…

A New Era For Nuclear Power In America?

Apr 06, 2023 at 09:12 | Robert Rapier

Nuclear power has been a source of electricity in the United States for more than 60 years. The first nuclear power plant in the U.S. was the Experimental…

Small Modular Reactors Are Gaining Ground

Apr 05, 2023 at 09:20 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

In terms of technology, the first fifty years of the commercial nuclear power industry in the US was similar to early ice cream choices when there was only chocolate and…

EU Members Clash Over Nuclear Energy’s Role In Climate Policy

Mar 27, 2023 at 09:23 | Michael Kern

The European Union needs to work on a divide among its member countries regarding the role of nuclear energy in achieving their renewable energy goals. This disagreement may delay the…

Russia’s Nuclear Industry Continues To Rake In Export Revenue

Mar 24, 2023 at 11:02 | Haley Zaremba

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year, President Vladimir Putin counted on the fact that imposing meaningful economic sanctions on his country would be no easy feat. Putin’s…

The U.S. Is Racing To Revitalize Its Nuclear Industry

Mar 17, 2023 at 10:27 | Felicity Bradstock

Unlike many other countries around the world, the U.S. has kept its nuclear power up and running, making it the biggest producer of nuclear power today. Nevertheless, after falling out…

Why Illinois Needs To Reconsider Its Total Moratorium On Nuclear Energy

Mar 10, 2023 at 09:43 | ZeroHedge

Illinois relies on nuclear energy for over half of its electricity production. The plants producing that power are mostly old and scheduled to be mothballed by 2050.…

Costs Continue To Rise For Hinkley Point Nuclear Megaproject

Feb 22, 2023 at 09:04 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

For close to a decade, Great Britain’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power project has served as the go-to punching bag for anti-nuclear activists. Sure enough, the gift that keeps giving…

How Sanctions On Russia’s Nuclear Sector Could Backfire

Feb 20, 2023 at 09:22 | Global Risk Insights

Many people underappreciate the vulnerability of the West’s nuclear industry to Russia, and the sector may be about to become embroiled in the Russia-West economic conflict. The EU…

Are Small Modular Reactors The Future Of Nuclear Power?

Feb 17, 2023 at 09:39 | Alex Kimani

For decades, many countries have maintained a love-hate relationship with nuclear energy, with the sector regarded as the black sheep of the alternative energy industry thanks to poor…

Nuclear Power Will Play A Key Role In The UK’s Energy Transition

Feb 17, 2023 at 08:39 | City A.M

For 65 years, nuclear power has been an integral part of the UK’s electricity system, providing low carbon and reliable power to UK homes, public services and businesses.…

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