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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Could Thorium Revive The Nuclear Energy Industry?

Sep 25, 2020 at 16:24 | Alex Kimani

For decades, the nuclear energy sector has been regarded as the black sheep of the alternative energy market thanks to a series of high-profile disasters

The Nuclear Sector Gets A State-Sponsored Lifeline

Sep 16, 2020 at 13:28 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ nuclear sector is in trouble. And it has been for years now. While the United States remains the largest producer of nuclear energy in the…

UAE’s Nuclear Power Pivot Comes At A High Cost

Sep 09, 2020 at 14:00 | Viktor Katona

The United Arab Emirates have just become the first Arab nation to operate a nuclear plant as its 5.6GW Barakah nuclear plant achieved criticality on its Unit…

Nuclear Power Could Win Big In U.S. Elections

Sep 01, 2020 at 11:04 | Jon LeSage

The world’s largest nuclear power market is ready to gain more government backing for the energy — no matter who wins in November. For nearly a half century, the Democratic…

High Profile Nuclear Reactor Rollout Faces 3-Year Delay

Aug 26, 2020 at 13:57 | Haley Zaremba

The U.S. nuclear industry, with a fleet of plants already outdated and a bit shabby, has never been able to recover from the market’s inundation with cheap fossil…

America’s Ageing Nuclear Fleet Underprepared For Climate Change

Aug 21, 2020 at 17:01 | Haley Zaremba

The United States is not only one of the first and foremost nuclear powers of the world, it has also long been the nuclear powerhouse of the planet,…

Europe’s Biggest Coal Nation Could Soon Go Nuclear

Aug 20, 2020 at 13:34 | Viktor Katona

Every severe economic crisis shakes the basic foundations of seemingly mainstream policies and ideas and makes one wonder whether the recession’s impact could have been mitigated by timely and ambitious…

Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion

Aug 07, 2020 at 13:14 | RFE/RL staff

Belarus has begun loading fuel into the first of two reactors at its new Russian-built Astravets nuclear power plant, which it says it expects to become

Controversial Russian-Built Nuclear Plant To Start Up In Belarus

Jul 31, 2020 at 17:49 | Viktor Katona

Nowadays it is not very frequent that one would hear of a new nuclear project coming onstream in Europe. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Old Continent’s forthcoming nuclear launch takes…

The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Finally Being Built

Jul 30, 2020 at 15:14 | Alex Kimani

What do The Dark Knight Rises, Back to the Future, Oblivion, and Interstellar have in common? They are sci-fi megahits…

Infinite Carbon-Free Energy Is Closer Than Ever

Jul 17, 2020 at 17:35 | Haley Zaremba

As long as science fiction writers have been imagining it, scientists have been trying to make it a reality. The holy grail of clean energy. The silver bullet…

Small Lab Makes Big Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Tech

Jul 15, 2020 at 12:37 | Jon LeSage

Nuclear power has high hopes of coming back as a serious competitor in the utility sector through nuclear fusion, but it’s been requiring massive investments and several more years of…

Will More Uranium Really Solve America's Nuclear Crisis?

Jun 10, 2020 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ nuclear energy industry has been in dire straits for years now. Despite the fact that nuclear has a huge advantage in the field of clean…

Wind Energy Investment To Overtake Oil & Gas In 2022 In Europe

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:41 | Rystad Energy

The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector…

Can The Nuclear Industry Survive COVID-19?

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:35 | Haley Zaremba

In the United States, nuclear energy just can’t catch a break. Despite the fact that generating carbon-free energy has never been more important, the nuclear energy industry has…

China Plans To Dominate The Global Nuclear Energy Push

Jun 03, 2020 at 13:04 | Haley Zaremba

China has big plans for the nation’s nuclear energy sector. While the nuclear energy targets set by Beijing have been massively delayed, the nation is still on track…

Bill Gates And Big Oil Are Chasing The Nuclear Fusion Dream

Jun 02, 2020 at 10:58 | Jon LeSage

The decades-old debate over nuclear fusion vs. fission is on the edge of a breakthrough as startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems wins over Bill Gates and…

Will America Win The Race For Nuclear Fusion?

Jun 01, 2020 at 13:44 | Charles Kennedy

An MIT spin-out company is planning to cross the commercial nuclear fusion finish line before anyone else, and big money is backing this game-changing tech that will dictate…

The World's First 3D Printed Nuclear Reactor

May 13, 2020 at 17:05 | Irina Slav

3D printing has been getting a lot of hype as an innovative way of manufacturing everything from keychains, aircraft engine parts, and ventilators. Now, 3D printing is creating a nuclear…

Are Diamonds The Answer To Our Nuclear Waste Problem?

May 07, 2020 at 11:53 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy is often touted as an answer to climate change for its potential as an efficient means of energy production in a decarbonized energy industry of the…

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