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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…

Will China Be Able To Meet Its Lofty Nuclear Power Goals?

May 02, 2019 at 12:10 | Haley Zaremba

Chinese representatives had a lot to say at this month’s 2019 Spring International Summit at China's Nuclear Energy Sustainability Forum in Beijing. Yu Jianfeng, chairman of the China National Nuclear…

China Aims For Nuclear Dominance

Apr 03, 2019 at 11:55 | Vanand Meliksetian

The revival of China in economic terms can be seen as one of the greatest success stories in human history. The introduction of the country’s first Special Economic Zone…

Nuclear Is Not A Catch-All Solution To Climate Change

Mar 11, 2019 at 14:13 | Haley Zaremba

Polling shows that the majority of United States citizens want the Trump administration to honor the country’s Obama-era commitment to the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. Under…

Should We Rethink Nuclear Power?

Mar 07, 2019 at 11:47 | Haley Zaremba

While it seems to fly in the face of everything we believe and have been taught about nuclear power, it may actually be the safest form of power production that…

U.S. Nuclear Has A Tough Road Ahead

Feb 19, 2019 at 15:41 | Tim Daiss

The United States nuclear industry is in a tough spot. It’s unpopular with the public due to high-profile disasters like 1979’s Three Mile Island meltdown, and its bottom line has…

Is Ocasio-Cortez Right To Dismiss Nuclear Energy?

Feb 13, 2019 at 17:02 | Haley Zaremba

Last week the Democratic party, backed by the new energy of a particularly young and leftist freshman class in the House of Representatives, finally unveiled the first official version of…

Turkey’s Big Nuclear Energy Ambitions

Feb 01, 2019 at 16:44 | Viktor Katona

Turkey’s elusive quest for harnessing nuclear energy dates back to times which most of us perceive only through the black-and-white footage of 1950s and stories of our parents and grandparents.…

Did Russia Make A Secret Nuclear Energy Deal With North Korea?

Jan 31, 2019 at 14:07 | Haley Zaremba

New reporting has revealed that last fall Russian officials offered a nuclear power plant to North Korea as part of a secretive proposal. The offer was proposed in exchange for…

Can The U.S. Keep Its Nuclear Industry Afloat?

Jan 16, 2019 at 11:10 | Haley Zaremba

When nuclear energy is still widely seen as one of the most promising solutions to climate change, as well as one of the most efficient replacements for the more traditional…

Why Is China Losing Interest In Nuclear Power?

Dec 19, 2018 at 12:39 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The future of the nuclear power industry lies in China. The Chinese are presently building more nuclear electric power generating stations than any other country. This year, the Chinese will…

Nuclear Power Becomes Critical To Arctic Dominance

Dec 11, 2018 at 12:25 | Victor Nian

For many, the Northeast Passage through the Arctic could one day be a ‘Northern Suez Canal’. While icy waters have frozen such dreams, recent advances in nuclear technology might finally…

Another Nuclear Megaproject Bites The Dust

Nov 19, 2018 at 12:21 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Toshiba, the troubled Japanese electrical and electronics conglomerate and former owner of the bankrupt Westinghouse, Corp., decided last week cancel its Moorside nuclear project in the UK. If completed, this…

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

Nov 13, 2018 at 14:37 | Vanand Meliksetian

In most of the industrialized world, nuclear energy has lost its appeal due to, among other reasons, the disaster at Fukushima in 2011. Few countries have ordered new plants to…

Nuclear Energy Stages A Comeback In Japan

Nov 07, 2018 at 12:05 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy in Japan may be making a significant comeback, it is just not going to be able to meet the government’s lofty production goals for 2030, according to a…

Is Uranium On The Way Back?

Oct 16, 2018 at 11:50 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan’s wholly state-owned uranium mining giant is capitalizing on high prices for its wares by announcing plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.  The Financial Times reported on October 15…

The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Reaching A Boiling Point

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:14 | Tim Daiss

If there wasn’t already enough geopolitical tension in the Middle East, particularly as arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to square off on opposing sides in the Syrian Civil…

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