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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

India's Future Nuclear Energy Plans Hit Protest Snags

Nov 17, 2011 at 16:47 | John Daly

It seems hard to believe, but less than a year ago the world’s nuclear energy companies seemed on a roll, as rising concerns about global warming, allied with a lack…

The Real Nuclear Deal

Nov 16, 2011 at 16:52 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Berthold Brecht put it as follows: “If you don’t know the truth, you are a fool, while if you know the truth but say that it is a lie, you…

A New Nuclear Age: Thorium Powered Nuclear Plant to be Built in India

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:39 | Brian Westenhaus

The Guardian in the UK is reporting that India has started the process of building the world’s newest thorium fueled prototype nuclear power plant. As prototypes go, this is…

Belgium to Shut Down All Nuclear Reactors by 2025

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:51 | David Gabel

The small western-European country of Belgium currently has two commercial nuclear sites and a total of seven reactors. Nuclear energy accounts for over half of the nation's power consumption, a…

New International Report Shreds Japan's Carefully Constructed Fukushima Scenario

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:47 | John Daly

Japan’s six reactor Fukushima Daichi nuclear complex has inadvertently become the world’s bell-weather  poster child for the inherent risks of nuclear power ever since the 11 March Tohoku offshore earthquake,…

Indian Nuclear Power Plant Emerging as Protest Magnet

Oct 17, 2011 at 08:28 | John Daly

Although the global nuclear power industry is loath to admit it, the 11 March incident at Japan’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant complex has proven a global game changer, leading…

Royal Society Calls for a Nuclear Forum to Manage the Growth of the Nuclear Industry

Oct 17, 2011 at 07:51 | SciDev SciDev

A "nuclear Davos", convening the nations and industries that are involved in nuclear power, could be the way to deal with problems arising from the worldwide growth in nuclear-derived energy,…

Why Nuclear Power Could be the Best Solution for California’s Energy Needs

Oct 10, 2011 at 07:42 | Energy Digital

The California Council on Science and Technology has examined the potential of nuclear energy to meet California’s electricity demand in the year 2050.  The main focus of the organization’s analysis…

Political Intrusion is Destroying the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:39 | Brian Westenhaus

Finally, the US Department of Energy’s First Quadrennial Technology Review, released last week, identifies Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing as the technology’s primary obstacle. It would seem obvious to most…

Have Rising Costs and Increased Risks Made Nuclear Energy a Poor Choice?

Oct 04, 2011 at 07:17 | SciDev SciDev

There are 440 nuclear reactors operating around the world, providing about 14 per cent of the world's electricity supply. Most were installed 30–40 years ago, when the relative cost of…

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