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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

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…

Jordan Moving towards a Nuclear Future

Jordan Moving towards a Nuclear Future

Dec 31, 2010 at 10:39 | SciDev SciDev

[AMMAN] Jordan is to enter the nuclear age with the announcement on 9 December that construction of its first nuclear research and training reactor will begin by February next year.…

This is Not Your Fathers Nuclear Power Plant

This is Not Your Fathers Nuclear Power Plant

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

On my recent trip to Oregon I met with venture capital investors in NuScale Power, which is trailblazing, the brave new world of “new” nuclear. Their technology has been pioneered…

China Steps Up Its Nuclear Program

China Steps Up Its Nuclear Program

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The Middle Kingdom currently has 12 operational plants generating 12 gigawatts accounting for 2.3% of the country’s power. Another 23 are currently under construction. It plans to add ten a…

Critical Decisions Looming for Japan’s Nuclear Industry

Critical Decisions Looming for Japan’s Nuclear Industry

Dec 09, 2010 at 19:12 | Global Intelligence Report

SITUATION: Japan is advancing with plans to reprocess spent nuclear fuel and boost its external nuclear exports. These decisions will impact the conduct of Japan’s global non-proliferation diplomacy. ANALYSIS: Assessing…

Environmentalists Fear Nuclear Waste Treaty Could Turn Russia into a Nuclear Wasteland

Environmentalists Fear Nuclear Waste Treaty Could Turn Russia into a Nuclear Wasteland

Dec 04, 2010 at 10:24 | RFE/RL staff

What should countries do with their nuclear waste? This question has been tormenting scientists and politicians since the early days of nuclear energy. Proposals have ranged from storing radioactive material…

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