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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Australia Considers Lifting Its Nuclear Energy Ban

Aug 16, 2019 at 15:10 | Haley Zaremba

Australia has been historically opposed to nuclear energy--on their own land, that is. While the nuclear option has long been dismissed in the land down under and was officially banned…

Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Reality By 2025

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:59 | Haley Zaremba

In order to keep globally rising temperatures from increasing more than 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, the international community will have to cut carbon emissions by 45 percent by…

The World Can’t Let Nuclear Energy Die

Jul 19, 2019 at 17:45 | Robert Rapier

This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, global natural gas…

The Biggest Challenges Facing America’s Nuclear Sector

Jul 18, 2019 at 11:52 | Haley Zaremba

In the United States, the common sentiment about the nuclear industry is that it is doomed. As cheap natural gas prices out nuclear, more and more plants are going offline,…

Nuclear Is Japan’s Only Choice For Energy Independence

Jul 11, 2019 at 13:08 | Global Risk Insights

Japan has adopted a peaceful approach towards nuclear technology, limiting it to the use of supplying electricity. This is despite being the only nation to have suffered devastating effects of 

Nuclear Energy Just Isn’t Competitive In The U.S.

Jun 25, 2019 at 14:02 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear is struggling in the United States. While the U.S. retains its position as the largest nuclear energy producer in the world, representing a whopping 30 percent of all nuclear…

The Crushing Cost Of Nuclear Waste Is Weighing On Taxpayers

Jun 19, 2019 at 12:43 | Haley Zaremba

“The Maine Yankee nuclear power plant hasn’t produced a single watt of energy in more than two decades, but it cost U.S. taxpayers about $35 million this year.” So begins…

Nuclear Power Dying A Slow Death

May 28, 2019 at 15:41 | Nick Cunningham

Global nuclear power capacity could plunge by two-thirds over the next 20 years. Even as investment in solar and wind is surging, nuclear power has been the main source of…

The Tricky Question About Nuclear Even Experts Can’t Answer

May 24, 2019 at 17:50 | Robert Rapier

My wife and I have been watching the new HBO miniseries on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. During the second episode, she asked me the question that is probably on…

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.…

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