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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Toshiba Can’t Shake Its Westinghouse Woes

Apr 11, 2017 at 15:16 | Irina Slav

In a widely-expected move, Toshiba’s troubled nuclear construction business Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of last month. Now the company is up for sale,…

Energy Employment Surges With U.S. Shale Production

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:36 | Gregory Brew

A major bright spot in the March 2017 American jobs report was the apparent recovery of the mining sector, the employment area associated with oil and gas. The report indicated…

Virginia Plans To Turn Abandoned Coal Mines Into Hydropower Storage

Mar 21, 2017 at 15:41 | Michael McDonald

The coal industry may be dying, but the skeletons left behind in the form of abandoned mines can provide new life. The water left behind by the once industrious business…

Is It Game Over For Nuclear Power In New York?

Jan 20, 2017 at 17:31 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

(IPEC) announced that the three unit nuclear power station on the Hudson River will close fully by 2021. The power station has been a source of controversy through most of…

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Continue To Close

Jan 12, 2017 at 15:48 | Nick Cunningham

New York City’s major source of electricity for more than four decades could be taken offline in the next few years, a major victory for the state’s governor, who has…

Toshiba Loses Billions On U.S. Nuclear Write-Offs

Jan 11, 2017 at 12:43 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

As a sort of financial casino, Wall Street permits its customers to indulge in all sorts of financial risk. Short selling, for example, betting on a stock's decline as opposed…

Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

Dec 06, 2016 at 17:10 | Simon Harlow

With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it,…

Is The Trump Presidency A Boon For Nuclear Power?

Nov 17, 2016 at 14:46 | Irina Slav

By now, the shock from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election should be starting to subside, but this is hardly the case with worries over America’s course to…

Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Nuclear Power?

Nov 01, 2016 at 18:16 | Michael McDonald

Energy companies are shutting down their nuclear power plants and resorting to other forms of production. This is primarily due to the lack of funding and cheaper alternatives such…

Despite Criticism, Prime Minister May Gives Go-Ahead To Hinkley Point

Sep 15, 2016 at 11:47 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Prime Minister May on Thursday approved construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear facility despite much publicized design flaws, delays, criticism and cost overruns. This should not have…

Britain’s Nuclear Future Threatened By Espionage And The Brexit

Aug 12, 2016 at 17:11 | Gregory Brew

The drama of Britain’s stalled nuclear facility at Hinkley Point C grew more Shakesperean this week, with the Chinese firm involved in its construction now under investigation…

New York Nuclear Plants Deemed A “Public Necessity”

Aug 06, 2016 at 10:06 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Last week the New York Public Service Commission approved a Clean Energy Standard for the state. The two key components are a mandate for 50 percent renewables by…

Why The UK Postponed This Nuclear Megaproject

Aug 05, 2016 at 21:52 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Late last week UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, told France’s Hollande that she wanted more time to review the Hinkley Point nuclear project. The Board of EDF, the…

Middle East Still Not Ready For Nuclear Power

Jul 22, 2016 at 18:02 | Irina Slav

Nuclear energy is slowly building, or rather, rebuilding its reputation as a cleaner, more cost-efficient alternative to hydrocarbons, with new and safer technology being developed and the…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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