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Category: Nuclear

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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Backing new coal power like "defibrillating a corpse"

Backing new coal power like “defibrillating a corpse”

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins says attempts to reboot coal and nuclear power like defibrillating a corpse: “it will jump but won’t revive.”

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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Nuclear power lobbyists 'freaked out' as crisis deepens

Nuclear power lobbyists ‘freaked out’ as crisis deepens

The most important impact of the crisis facing Toshiba and Westinghouse is the chilling effect it will have ‒ and is already having ‒ on the nuclear power industry.

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Nuclear power's rapidly accelerating crisis

Nuclear power’s rapidly accelerating crisis

A fire-sale is underway as the punch-drunk nuclear power industry tries to stop the rot.

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Nuclear industry in crisis

Nuclear industry in crisis

Nuclear utilities are in crisis, and no major commodity had a worse 2016 than uranium.

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France can’t meet its own power demand

France can’t meet its own power demand

As expected, France was heavily dependent on power imports during the first cold spell of this winter, even with most of its nuclear reactors back online. And it is paying twice as much for peak power as Germany.

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New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

Former director of EDF says French nuclear industry is in its worst situation ever, and calls on UK to promote citizen solar.

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Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam parliament votes to scrap plans to build 4GW of nuclear power, citing declining electricity demand and a doubling in the cost of the two plants to $US18 billion.

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Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss reactor operator Alpiq reportedly could find no buyer for its two nuclear plants and is therefore hoping to give them to the Swiss state.