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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

What Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Give Up Nuclear Energy?

What Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Give Up Nuclear Energy?

Mar 18, 2011 at 11:13 | Robert Rapier

After the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, someone said to me “We have to stop all offshore drilling.” My response was that I could get behind that…

EU to Stress Test Nuclear Power Plants Following Fukushima Disaster

EU to Stress Test Nuclear Power Plants Following Fukushima Disaster

Mar 18, 2011 at 10:48 | RFE/RL staff

BRUSSELS -- EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has announced that EU-wide stress tests on nuclear power plants will be conducted in the wake of the nuclear disaster unfolding at the…

Five Potential Nuclear Disasters Just Waiting to Happen

Five Potential Nuclear Disasters Just Waiting to Happen

Mar 17, 2011 at 10:49 | RFE/RL staff

The troubles surrounding Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami there have set off a debate on the safety of nuclear power in…

The True Story on Nuclear Power

The True Story on Nuclear Power

Mar 16, 2011 at 22:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Having once worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada, I do have some insights into the melt down at Fukushima. The media is wallowing…

The Fate of the Global Nuclear Industry Hangs in the Balance

The Fate of the Global Nuclear Industry Hangs in the Balance

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:55 | The Oil Drum

Yesterday, I believe, will go down in history as one of the most significant for mankind. Whilst most citizens of the developed and developing world do not realize this yet,…

What would be the Impact if we Discontinued Nuclear Energy?

What would be the Impact if we Discontinued Nuclear Energy?

Mar 15, 2011 at 08:37 | Gail Tverberg

We are very much reaching limits in the field of energy. This seems to mean that we ending up taking more and more risks, so that there is a greater…

UAE to Become the First Arab State to Use Civilian Nuclear Power

UAE to Become the First Arab State to Use Civilian Nuclear Power

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:43 | ISN Security Watch

Construction work started at a site close to the UAE border with Saudi Arabia last December, and the first reactor is scheduled to go online in 2017, despite expected delays.…

It’s Time for the US to Recycle Used Nuclear Fuel

It’s Time for the US to Recycle Used Nuclear Fuel

Feb 27, 2011 at 16:22 | Brian Westenhaus

Dale Klein, Ph.D., former commissioner (and former chairman) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas System and Associate Director of the University of…

Why Nuclear May Not be the Answer to Oil Shortages

Why Nuclear May Not be the Answer to Oil Shortages

Jan 07, 2011 at 11:04 | Gail Tverberg

If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would like. The big issue I…

Potential Job Boom in Nuclear Energy as Industry is poised for Enormous Growth

Potential Job Boom in Nuclear Energy as Industry is poised for Enormous Growth

Jan 06, 2011 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

One sure thing for future employment is in nuclear.  Now with three decades past the partial meltdown of a reactor at Three Mile Island and further expansion of nuclear power…


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