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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

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.…

Did Russia Make A Secret Nuclear Energy Deal With North Korea?

Jan 31, 2019 at 14:07 | Haley Zaremba

New reporting has revealed that last fall Russian officials offered a nuclear power plant to North Korea as part of a secretive proposal. The offer was proposed in exchange for…

Can The U.S. Keep Its Nuclear Industry Afloat?

Jan 16, 2019 at 11:10 | Haley Zaremba

When nuclear energy is still widely seen as one of the most promising solutions to climate change, as well as one of the most efficient replacements for the more traditional…

Why Is China Losing Interest In Nuclear Power?

Dec 19, 2018 at 12:39 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The future of the nuclear power industry lies in China. The Chinese are presently building more nuclear electric power generating stations than any other country. This year, the Chinese will…

Nuclear Power Becomes Critical To Arctic Dominance

Dec 11, 2018 at 12:25 | Victor Nian

For many, the Northeast Passage through the Arctic could one day be a ‘Northern Suez Canal’. While icy waters have frozen such dreams, recent advances in nuclear technology might finally…

Another Nuclear Megaproject Bites The Dust

Nov 19, 2018 at 12:21 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Toshiba, the troubled Japanese electrical and electronics conglomerate and former owner of the bankrupt Westinghouse, Corp., decided last week cancel its Moorside nuclear project in the UK. If completed, this…

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

Nov 13, 2018 at 14:37 | Vanand Meliksetian

In most of the industrialized world, nuclear energy has lost its appeal due to, among other reasons, the disaster at Fukushima in 2011. Few countries have ordered new plants to…

Nuclear Energy Stages A Comeback In Japan

Nov 07, 2018 at 12:05 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy in Japan may be making a significant comeback, it is just not going to be able to meet the government’s lofty production goals for 2030, according to a…

Is Uranium On The Way Back?

Oct 16, 2018 at 11:50 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan’s wholly state-owned uranium mining giant is capitalizing on high prices for its wares by announcing plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.  The Financial Times reported on October 15…

The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Reaching A Boiling Point

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:14 | Tim Daiss

If there wasn’t already enough geopolitical tension in the Middle East, particularly as arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to square off on opposing sides in the Syrian Civil…

There’s Still A Future For Nuclear Power

Sep 13, 2018 at 13:45 | Irina Slav

The world is consuming ever-growing amounts of energy, and consumption is set for a particularly intensive growth in electricity. Put simply, people are going to need more electricity in the…

Can France Move Away From Nuclear Energy?

Aug 31, 2018 at 17:47 | Viktor Katona

For a long time, it seemed that France, Europe’s leading nuclear power producer, will seek to decrease the share of nuclear in its energy matrix. The 2015 Energy Transition…

Are Environmentalist Stunts Obfuscating A Serious Nuclear Debate?

Aug 17, 2018 at 16:40 | Richard Talley

The Greenpeace activists who crashed a Superman-styled drone into an EDF facility near Lyon, France on July 3 pulled off the latest of several stunts designed to highlight the vulnerability of France’s…

Why Nuclear Energy Is Critical For Russia

Jul 13, 2018 at 13:09 | Vanand Meliksetian

As the world’s largest natural gas and oil producer and exporter, Russia plays an important role in setting the global geopolitical agenda. The recent agreement with OPEC is evidence of…

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