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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

New Tech Is Transforming Japan’s Energy Sector

Oct 12, 2017 at 13:56 | Crypto Insider

With Fukishima’s nuclear reactors set to restart for the first time since 2011’s meltdown, you could be forgiven if you missed another bit of recent energy-related news from the east-central prefecture:…

This OPEC Strategy Could Boost Uranium Prices Next Year

Oct 12, 2017 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

Small but very critical item in the uranium space this week. Suggesting that the world’s largest producing nation may be about to take drastic action in propping up faltering prices.…

Russia’s Nuclear Sector Is Surging

Oct 10, 2017 at 09:58 | Viktor Katona

The nuclear sector is undergoing a massive transformation... Regions previously in the avant-garde of nuclear design and technology are losing interest on the back of a post-Fukushima scare, while…

Rising Costs Slow The Growth Of Nuclear Power

Oct 06, 2017 at 16:27 | Ag Metal Miner

We feel like we have been here many times before. The troubled history of Britain’s replacement nuclear power station Hinckley Point C (HPC) will have received scant, if any, coverage…

Controversial Lake Michigan Nuclear Power Plant To Stay Open

Sep 29, 2017 at 10:15 | Julianne Geiger

After a failed deal that would have partially funded the decommissioning of Entergy’s Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, the decision has been made to keep the plant open…

Two Nuclear Plants Are In The Path Of Hurricane Irma

Sep 07, 2017 at 14:59 | ZeroHedge

Hurricane Irma is more powerful than all of the other major Atlantic storms this year combined, and it has an eye as large as the entire Detroit metro area. It…

Is This The Newest Nuclear Player In The Middle East?

Sep 07, 2017 at 11:48 | Dave Forest

Uranium prices continue to hover at multi-year lows, currently going for $20 per pound.  But some global buyers see an opportunity in the current market crisis. With one of the world’s…

The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power In Europe

Aug 30, 2017 at 11:06 | Viktor Katona

Nuclear energy has been moving away from power-rich countries to nations bereft of diverse power generation opportunities, all the more so after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Europe has been particularly…

Researchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Aug 25, 2017 at 17:25 | Irina Slav

For years nuclear fusion was the stuff of sci-fi books and movies, but technology has brought it, like so many other things, closer to reality. So close, in fact, that…

Global Nuclear Power Capacity Could Double By 2050

Aug 10, 2017 at 16:35 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The world’s installed nuclear power capacity could increase by 123 percent in 2050 compared to 2016 levels, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report this week.…

Is This $25 Billion Nuclear Project A Go?

Aug 10, 2017 at 11:29 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Southern Company, one of the largest and most respected utilities in the U.S., must decide this month whether to follow the lead of neighboring South Carolina and cancel its Plant…

The Race For Floating Wind Farms Has Begun

Aug 03, 2017 at 09:30 | Precise Consultants

For the last six years Statoil has been testing game-changing offshore wind technology. The result: a floating wind turbine has been pulled from Norway to Scotland where the world’s first…

Nuclear’s Demise Continues: Another Huge Project Cancelled

Aug 02, 2017 at 12:07 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

On July 31, SCANA Corp., a South Carolina utility and its construction partner, Santee Cooper, the state power authority, announced separately, their decisions to cancel the twin unit V.C. Summer…

Trump May Have Unintentionally Killed U.S. Nuclear

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:37 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

President Trump has a different view of climate change than the previous administration. His decision to disassociate the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accords has received the lion’s share of…

Will Humanity Ever Harness Star Power?

Jul 19, 2017 at 13:33 | ZeroHedge

Fusion is the epitome of “high risk, high reward” scientific research. If we were to ever successfully harness the forces that power the stars, mankind could have access to power…

Trump Sparks Fight Over Nuclear Mountain

Jul 12, 2017 at 12:32 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Nuclear power experts have proposed taking the disposal and storage of nuclear wastes out of the hands of the Federal government and placing it with a new corporate entity. The…

Why The U.S. Is Losing The Nuclear Energy Race

Jun 29, 2017 at 12:48 | Haley Zaremba

The United States is drastically falling behind in the global nuclear energy race. Just this March, Japanese-owned, Pittsburgh-based nuclear energy giant Westinghouse took a swift turn from rapid growth and…

Switching From Coal To Solar Could Save 50,000 Lives

Jun 19, 2017 at 15:24 | Irina Slav

Replacing coal-fired power plants with solar power installations could save as many as 51,999 lives every year, a study from the Michigan Technological University has found. This is the number…

Uranium Prices Set To Rise In 2017

May 02, 2017 at 09:50 | Dave Forest

Uranium prices have rebounded a little in recent months. With spot rates rising to a current $22.75/lb — after falling as low as $18 in late 2016. But a new…

South Africa’s Huge Bet On Nuclear Energy

May 01, 2017 at 12:48 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

South Africa, the continent’s second largest economy, with the most organized business and financial sector in the region, has had its share of electricity related issues culminating in a spate…

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