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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

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…

Nuclear Power: Safer, Cheaper, More Reliable and No CO2

Nuclear Power: Safer, Cheaper, More Reliable and No CO2

Nov 30, 2010 at 10:25 | Al Fin

One of the features of nuclear power which is most attractive to a large segment of the population, is the fact that it does not emit CO2. Among all baseload…

How the Nuclear Renaissance Could Benefit Developing Countries

How the Nuclear Renaissance Could Benefit Developing Countries

Nov 27, 2010 at 11:27 | SciDev SciDev

The world is on the brink of a nuclear power renaissance, and developing countries may also benefit, according to researchers. In a study published in Science, British researchers outlined a…

Safety and Security Advantages of Small Nuclear Reactors

Safety and Security Advantages of Small Nuclear Reactors

Nov 25, 2010 at 10:13 | Al Fin

Ever since Chernobyl, much of the public has been afraid of nuclear power plants. While there are no nuclear plants in Western Europe, North America, or Oceania which are designed…

U.S. Looking to Participate in Armenian Nuclear Energy Project

U.S. Looking to Participate in Armenian Nuclear Energy Project

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:05 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. State Department official says Washington hopes American companies will participate in the construction of a new nuclear power station in Armenia, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Daniel Rosenblum, who…

Nuclear Energy Makes a Comeback

Nuclear Energy Makes a Comeback

Nov 14, 2010 at 19:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Better drag your leisure suits, bell bottoms, and Bee Gee’s records out the attic. The seventies are about to enjoy a rebirth. The nuclear industry, which has been comatose since…

France and China Begin Strategic Nuclear Partnership

France and China Begin Strategic Nuclear Partnership

Nov 08, 2010 at 11:42 | RFE/RL staff

France and China have agreed to form what they are calling a "strategic" partnership in civilian nuclear power. The announcement came on November 4 as Chinese President Hu Jintao opened…

Britain and France to Share Nuclear Research Facilities

Britain and France to Share Nuclear Research Facilities

Nov 03, 2010 at 12:02 | Breffni O'Rourke

The leaders of Britain and France have sealed agreements on a defense partnership between their two nations which is unparalleled in scope. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President…

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