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Category: Nuclear

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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.

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France faces blackouts, price spikes as nuclear plants closed for safety

France faces blackouts, price spikes as nuclear plants closed for safety

French consumers and industrial groups warned to expect rolling blackouts and soaring power prices as one-third of nuclear fleet closed due to safety issues.

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Bias of SA Nuclear Royal Commission finally exposed

Bias of SA Nuclear Royal Commission finally exposed

The bias of the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is finally being exposed in mainstream media.

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China’s nuclear roll-out facing delays

China’s nuclear roll-out facing delays

China may scale down plans for nuclear power because of slowing demand for electricity and construction setbacks.

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Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Another setback for the “nuclear renaissance”: Switzerland voted on Friday to focus on renewables and efficiency, and to ban new nuclear plants.