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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The Unexpected Consequences Of Germany’s Anti-Nuclear Push

Jan 14, 2020 at 11:43 | Irina Slav

Germany, the poster child for renewable energy, sourcing close to half of its electricity from renewable sources, plans to close all of its nuclear power plants by…

Germany Aims To Close All Nuclear Plants By 2022

Dec 30, 2019 at 09:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Germany is going forward with its plan to phase out nuclear reactors by 2022 as another nuclear power plant is going offline on December 31. Power company EnBW…

Is This The Only Way To Make Nuclear Energy Work?

Dec 09, 2019 at 13:01 | Haley Zaremba

The need for efficient, affordable, and scalable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels is more pressing than ever. While clean energy alternatives are already existent and abundant, however, there has been…

The Secret To Unlocking The Holy Grail Of Energy

Oct 29, 2019 at 13:58 | Haley Zaremba

Ah, nuclear fusion. That holy grail of clean energy. For decades, its potential as a near-limitless source of totally green, emissions-free, radioactive nuclear waste-free power has been touted as the…

Floating Nuclear Power: Chernobyl On Ice Or The Future Of Energy?

Oct 25, 2019 at 10:56 | Robert Rapier

Last month the Akademik Lomonosov, a first-of-its-kind floating nuclear plant built by Russian state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, arrived at Pevek, a port town on the remote…

The Biggest Hurdle In India’s Nuclear Energy Push

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:20 | Ag Metal Miner

Nuclear energy is, for now, playing a minuscule role in India’s energy story, contributing to about 2 percent of the country’s electricity needs. But nuclear power generation in India is…

China Unfazed By U.S. Blacklisting Its Nuclear Firms

Sep 06, 2019 at 16:34 | Haley Zaremba

Last month the United States made the controversial decision to blacklist one of China’s most significant state-owned nuclear power companies. According to an announcement on the United States Federal Register,…

Australia Considers Lifting Its Nuclear Energy Ban

Aug 16, 2019 at 15:10 | Haley Zaremba

Australia has been historically opposed to nuclear energy--on their own land, that is. While the nuclear option has long been dismissed in the land down under and was officially banned…

Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Reality By 2025

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:59 | Haley Zaremba

In order to keep globally rising temperatures from increasing more than 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, the international community will have to cut carbon emissions by 45 percent by…

The World Can’t Let Nuclear Energy Die

Jul 19, 2019 at 17:45 | Robert Rapier

This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, global natural gas…

The Biggest Challenges Facing America’s Nuclear Sector

Jul 18, 2019 at 11:52 | Haley Zaremba

In the United States, the common sentiment about the nuclear industry is that it is doomed. As cheap natural gas prices out nuclear, more and more plants are going offline,…

Nuclear Is Japan’s Only Choice For Energy Independence

Jul 11, 2019 at 13:08 | Global Risk Insights

Japan has adopted a peaceful approach towards nuclear technology, limiting it to the use of supplying electricity. This is despite being the only nation to have suffered devastating effects of 

Nuclear Energy Just Isn’t Competitive In The U.S.

Jun 25, 2019 at 14:02 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear is struggling in the United States. While the U.S. retains its position as the largest nuclear energy producer in the world, representing a whopping 30 percent of all nuclear…

The Crushing Cost Of Nuclear Waste Is Weighing On Taxpayers

Jun 19, 2019 at 12:43 | Haley Zaremba

“The Maine Yankee nuclear power plant hasn’t produced a single watt of energy in more than two decades, but it cost U.S. taxpayers about $35 million this year.” So begins…

Nuclear Power Dying A Slow Death

May 28, 2019 at 15:41 | Nick Cunningham

Global nuclear power capacity could plunge by two-thirds over the next 20 years. Even as investment in solar and wind is surging, nuclear power has been the main source of…

The Tricky Question About Nuclear Even Experts Can’t Answer

May 24, 2019 at 17:50 | Robert Rapier

My wife and I have been watching the new HBO miniseries on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. During the second episode, she asked me the question that is probably on…

The U.S. Is Losing The Nuclear Race To Russia And China

May 23, 2019 at 16:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While nuclear power plants in the U.S. are retiring as they face stiff cost competition from cheap and abundant natural gas, America has also been struggling to keep its leadership…

Canada’s Oil Hotspot Considers Going Nuclear

May 23, 2019 at 13:13 | Haley Zaremba

Canada’s oil sands produce some of the dirtiest oil on the planet. Their abnormally high carbon emissions have earned Albertan oil a soiled reputation not just among…

U.S. Nuclear Is Struggling, And These Companies Are Profiting From It

May 21, 2019 at 16:03 | Haley Zaremba

The nuclear industry in the United States is on the decline. Although nuclear has garnered a hefty number of headlines and support from pundits on both sides of…

Russia Aims To Exploit Africa’s Energy Potential

May 15, 2019 at 12:32 | Vanand Meliksetian

Africa’s economic potential is enormous: the continent contains significant mineral and energy deposits, a young and growing population, and an underdeveloped energy sector desperately in need of investment. Approximately 640…

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