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Category: Nuclear Energy
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New research shows that neglect of nuclear threatens low-carbon transition 30.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Failing to invest in the future of nuclear power will make global transition to green power 'much harder', experts warn.
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Many electric utilities are struggling — will more go bankrupt? 16.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With the energy marketplace and climate change affecting the foundation of the industry, traditional utilities are facing trouble.
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Will the Trump administration boost uranium? 9.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Energy industry lobbying could lead to more mining from Bears Ears to Wyoming.
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The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal are not unattainable 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance.
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Bill Gates' quixotic quest to revive nuclear power 7.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The argument for building nukes, never mind subsidizing them, has lost its power.
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Potential energy: 7 hopeful power prognostications for 2019 4.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Corporates cleaning up, cities doubling down — welcome to the future of electricity for the new year.
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Cutting carbon requires both innovation and regulation 31.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Where coal-state Sen. John Barrasso got it wrong in a recent New York Times op-ed.
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When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free 20.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Xcel Energy says it wants to ‘step up and do more’ to reduce greenhouse gases.
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Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? 10.12.2018 Current Issue
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
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There’s no easy fix for our nuclear past 10.12.2018 Current Issue
At Washington’s Hanford nuclear site, failing infrastructure and make-do plans as the West prepares for a new round of radioactivity.
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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Small-scale nuclear reactor technology is trying to reenter the mainstream global energy sector
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For global companies looking to cut scope 3 emissions, Taiwan steps up 9.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A reshuffling in its energy market makes local renewable energy available — but costs remain high.
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Why a nuclear fusion company is lasering in on cancer 12.3.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An energy technology with an incredibly long time to market finds a more immediate product shrinking tumors.
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Before the US Approves New Uranium Mining, Consider Its Toxic Legacy 28.2.2018 Truthout.com
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Uranium -- the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such as  Energy Fuels, Inc.  have played  well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for  public lands  with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for  new weapons production  to expand the US nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as " critical minerals ."  What would expanded uranium mining in the US mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My  book  examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new ...
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Digvijaya flags concerns over proposed nuclear power plant 21.2.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Mandla Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to... more »
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Can deregulation, privatization and subsidies revive Canada's nuclear industry? 1.2.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Corporate dominance of public institutions and the public purse was on full display during a licence hearing for the federal government's nuclear research and waste facilities at Chalk River, Ontario, on January 23-25. The hearing was largely a love-in between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) -- the federal regulator -- and the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), owned by a consortium of U.S., U.K. and Canadian companies. Non-industry intervenors, who were in the majority at the hearing, were highly critical of CNSC's intent to award CNL a watered-down 10-year licence for the Chalk River site. But CNSC President Michael Binder kept them on a short leash, occasionally lashing out and asking why they had bothered to attend.  CNSC wants to replace the current 285-page Chalk River Laboratories licence handbook (which contains detailed criteria for safe site operations) with a much shorter 61-page handbook that merely lists nuclear industry-prepared standards, CNSC guidance ...
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Creating an Empire of Graveyards? At the Circus With Donald Trump 25.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 29, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Recently, a memory of my son as a small boy came back to me. He was, in those days, terrified of clowns. Something about their strange, mask-like, painted faces unnerved him utterly, chilled him to the bone. To the rest of us, they were comic, but to him -- or so I came to imagine anyway -- they were emanations from hell.  Those circus memories of long ago seem relevant to me today because, in November 2016, the American electorate, or a near majority of them anyway, chose to send in the clowns. They voted willingly, knowingly, for the man with that strange orange thing on his head, the result -- we now know, thanks to his daughter -- of voluntary "scalp reduction surgery." They voted for the man with the eerily red face, an unearthly shade seldom seen since the perfection of Technicolor. They voted for the man who never came across a superlative he ...
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NASA and DOE test compact nuclear Mars power system for future missions 19.1.2018 Science / Technology News

The US Department of Energy and NASA have teamed up to test a compact nuclear power system that may one day sustain human energy needs on Mars. The system is being tested in the Nevada desert, where initial tests have proven successful.

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Rejection of Subsidies for Coal and Nuclear Power Is a Win for Fact-Based Policymaking 11.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has repeatedly expressed concern over the past year about the reliability of our national electric power grid. On Sept. 28, 2017, Perry  ordered  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revise wholesale electricity market rules to help ensure "… a reliable, resilient electric grid powered by an 'all of the above' mix of generation resources." Perry's proposal included an implicit subsidy to owners of coal and nuclear power plants, to compensate them for keeping a 90-day fuel supply on-site in the event of a disruption to the grid. On Jan. 8, FERC issued a statement, supported by all five commissioners,  terminating  Perry's proposal. The commissioners held that paying generators to store fuel on-site would only benefit some fuel types. And although coal and nuclear plants are retiring in large numbers, commissioners were not persuaded that this was due to unfair pricing in power markets. In my view, FERC made an appropriate and well-grounded decision. The commission opted ...
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Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming 6.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In 2017, scientists for the first time spelled out what it will take to curb global warming this century -- and curbing fossil fuels will no longer suffice. To bring current levels of CO2 down to 350 parts per million, we also need to find ways to extract billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it somewhere forever. An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets of New York on September 21, 2014.  (Photo: Tony Savino / Corbis via Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! In 2017, scientists for the first time spelled out what it will take for civilization to survive global warming. Simply ending the use of fossil fuels isn't going to do it; we must also extract billions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and store it somewhere forever. The world has been edging toward this ...
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