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France Gives Thumbs Up to Nuclear Energy with $1.4 Billion Investment

France Gives Thumbs Up to Nuclear Energy with $1.4 Billion Investment

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:39 | Charlotte Dudley

France will invest €1 billion ($1.4billion) in its nuclear power programme, bucking the post-Fukushima trend away from nuclear energy. Announcing the energy funding package – which also commits a further…

Worldwide Nuclear Industry Woes Deepen

Worldwide Nuclear Industry Woes Deepen

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:36 | John Daly

The year 2011 will go down for the nuclear industry worldwide as an annus horribilis.First came the March Fukushima nuclear disaster, with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) belatedly…

How to Incinerate the Entire U.S. Stockpile of Nuclear Waste Within 20 Years

How to Incinerate the Entire U.S. Stockpile of Nuclear Waste Within 20 Years

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:32 | Al Fin

Many billions of dollars have been spent on large scale fusion efforts such as the National Ignition Facility in Livermore or ITER in France. But if the best use of…

Investigation of Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Reveals Some Scary Truths

Investigation of Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Reveals Some Scary Truths

Jun 23, 2011 at 07:43 | Energy Digital

Amidst the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan—that third-party scientific investigators are claiming is 30 times worse than Chernobyl—some countries seem to be coming to their senses and rethinking the cost…

The Beginning of the Nuclear Renaissance Will Not be Televised

The Beginning of the Nuclear Renaissance Will Not be Televised

Jun 21, 2011 at 07:52 | Ferdinand E. Banks

According to the United Nations energy organization (IAEA), statistics indicate that for 2009 and 2010, nuclear reactors in Sweden and Germany managed by the Swedish firm Vattenfall  had the lowest…

Water Shortages Threatening France's Nuclear Reactor Complex

Water Shortages Threatening France's Nuclear Reactor Complex

Jun 16, 2011 at 07:31 | John Daly

Nuclear energy company executives worldwide can be forgiven for wondering if Mother Nature is pursuing a vendetta against them. The 11 March 9.0 Richter scale earthquake that rattled Japan saw…

Nuclear Twilight in Europe

Nuclear Twilight in Europe

Jun 15, 2011 at 08:18 | John Daly

It is becoming evident to many that the March nuclear catastrophe at Japan’s six reactor Daichi Fukushima complex has dealt a huge, possibly fatal, blow to the nuclear industry’s hopes…

Low Natural Gas Prices Make Nuclear Power a Losing Investment

Low Natural Gas Prices Make Nuclear Power a Losing Investment

Jun 15, 2011 at 07:59 | Gloria Gonzalez

Low natural gas prices have thwarted investment in nuclear generators in the US and federal loan guarantees will not help nuclear power reach parity, experts said. Even before the accident…

A New Nuclear Revolution – Safe, Clean and Abundant

A New Nuclear Revolution – Safe, Clean and Abundant

Jun 14, 2011 at 08:44 | Al Fin

Somewhere in Cheshire an energy revolution is brewing. Modern nuclear researchers are developing new approaches to safe subcritical reactors, using fertile thorium as fuel. The new reactor designs will be…

Despite Fukushima Nuclear Power Production to increase by 27% before 2020

Despite Fukushima Nuclear Power Production to increase by 27% before 2020

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:08 | Stuart Burns

One could be forgiven for thinking that ever since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the global nuclear industry would be dead in the water. Indeed, the reaction of…

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