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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The U.S. Is Losing Its Most Potent Weapon Against Climate Change

The U.S. Is Losing Its Most Potent Weapon Against Climate Change

Jul 19, 2016 at 15:22 | Llewellyn King

Just when it needs it most, the United States is losing its most potent weapon in the fight against climate change. One nuclear plant has been closed in…

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

Jul 06, 2016 at 18:00 | Simon Harlow

Let’s for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That’s a tough one but let’s try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, no worries…

Tensions Between India And Pakistan May Rise Over Nuclear Deal

Tensions Between India And Pakistan May Rise Over Nuclear Deal

Jul 04, 2016 at 15:02 | Global Risk Insights

Nuclear Suppliers Group backgrounder At the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the U.S. in May 2016, the closer relationship between the U.S. and…

China Pushes Nuclear Power In Moldova

China Pushes Nuclear Power In Moldova

Jul 01, 2016 at 18:39 | Eurasianet

China appears willing to help Moldova become a nuclear power. But for now officials in Chi?in?u seem hesitant to go all-in on atomic energy.  Chinese representatives from the…

Lets Stop Pretending Nuclear Power Is Commercially Viable

Lets Stop Pretending Nuclear Power Is Commercially Viable

Apr 29, 2016 at 16:38 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

First its new president, Jean-Bernard Levy, said French state utility EDF would delay a decision on its joint French-Chinese nuclear project in the UK, Hinkley Point.…

Why Small Modular Reactors Are Not The Next Big Thing

Why Small Modular Reactors Are Not The Next Big Thing

Apr 07, 2016 at 13:55 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The cost of building large, conventional nuclear power plants continues to escalate, leading the nuclear industry to explore an alternative, the small modular reactor (SMR). These…

Why Britain’s Bespoke Nuclear Program Won’t Work

Why Britain’s Bespoke Nuclear Program Won’t Work

Apr 01, 2016 at 17:50 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

To: David Cameron, PM From: Unofficial Independent Energy Maven Advisory Policy Group (UIEMAPG)Re: UK Nuclear PolicySubject: Mr Cameron, Please Consider…

Is The World's Biggest Uranium Producer About To Shock Miners?

Is The World's Biggest Uranium Producer About To Shock Miners?

Mar 18, 2016 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

Short but ominous note from the world’s largest uranium-producing nation this week. Suggesting that some unpleasant surprises could be coming for the mining sector here. The…

The Myth Of Expensive Nuclear Power

The Myth Of Expensive Nuclear Power

Mar 11, 2016 at 17:12 | Euan Mearns

Lovering, Yip and Nordhaus (Science Direct April 2016) reviewed construction cost data for 349 reactors in the U.S., France, Canada, West Germany, Japan, India, and…

Germany Hails Landmark Achievement In Fusion Energy

Germany Hails Landmark Achievement In Fusion Energy

Feb 18, 2016 at 16:20 | Michael McDonald

The Wendelstein 7-X won’t be winning any awards for catchy name of the year, but the massive new German prototype fusion reactor does represent one of…

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