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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The Broken Dreams of Nuclear Electricity

The Broken Dreams of Nuclear Electricity

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:03 | SciDev SciDev

Nuclear power is no magic solution, argues Pervez Hoodbhoy — it's not safe, or cheap, and it leads to weapons programmes. A string of energy-starved developing countries have looked at…

Iran’s Bushehr Reactor - Benign or Merely Malignant with Bad PR?

Iran’s Bushehr Reactor - Benign or Merely Malignant with Bad PR?

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:37 | John Daly

The Iranian media is mounting a full court press against Western charges that its Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP), which came online last week, in fact conceals a nefarious covert…

Will France Also Play the Nuclear Fool?

Will France Also Play the Nuclear Fool?

Sep 02, 2011 at 07:26 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Many years ago, although it seems like centuries, I was sitting in a small bar-disco in a town near Stuttgart Germany, talking to an Ivy League type from the same…

Earthquake and Hurricane Irene Impact U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Earthquake and Hurricane Irene Impact U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:43 | John Daly

Since the 11 March Fukushima nuclear disaster, the global nuclear industry has been mounting an aggressive PR campaign to convince an increasingly skeptical public that not only is nuclear energy…

Kazakhstan’s Land of Death and the Soviet Union’s Nuclear Tests

Kazakhstan’s Land of Death and the Soviet Union’s Nuclear Tests

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:38 | RFE/RL staff

It has been 20 years since the world's most infamous nuclear test site was shuttered, but fallout from the Soviet Union's nuclear program is evident today. From 1949 to…

The Implications of Germany Decision to End Their Nuclear Energy Programme

The Implications of Germany Decision to End Their Nuclear Energy Programme

Jul 28, 2011 at 08:11 | Open Democracy

Germany’s anti-nuclear movement is the poster-boy of its kind in Europe, even worldwide. Over the course of nearly forty years this potent, enduring campaign swayed German public opinion decisively against…

Japan’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant to Get Anti-Tsunami Seawall

Japan’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant to Get Anti-Tsunami Seawall

Jul 26, 2011 at 07:48 | Energy Digital

In an attempt to protect its assets from a Fukushima-style meltdown, Chubu Electric Power Co. is constructing an 18-meter (60 foot) anti-tsunami seawall around its Hamaoka nuclear plant.  The plant…

Japan Turning to Nuclear Fusion Following Fukushima

Japan Turning to Nuclear Fusion Following Fukushima

Jul 18, 2011 at 08:00 | Al Fin

After the Fukushima nuclear crisis -- triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami -- Japan has been strongly divided on nuclear power. Many Japanese will only consider a nuclear future…

Nuclear Energy and a Main Battle Tank

Nuclear Energy and a Main Battle Tank

Jul 07, 2011 at 07:48 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Miracles take place in every war. The United States accounted for some of these during the Second World War, of which two were decisive. These were the construction of the…

Despite Fukushima, Russia’s Nuclear Industry is Open for Business

Despite Fukushima, Russia’s Nuclear Industry is Open for Business

Jul 06, 2011 at 08:41 | John Daly

Japan’s 11 March catastrophe at its six-reactor Daichi Fukushima nuclear power complex has had global repercussions, hardly surprising given the trillions of dollars invested in civilian nuclear energy over the…

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