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Category: Nuclear

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Is there a future for 'pro-nuclear environmentalism'?

Is there a future for ‘pro-nuclear environmentalism’?

Nuclear lobbyists – especially the self-styled ‘pro-nuclear environmentalists’ – are few in number. So how much longer can they keep flogging a dead horse?

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James Hansen's Generation IV nuclear fallacies and fantasies

James Hansen’s Generation IV nuclear fallacies and fantasies

Climate scientist James Hansen’s claims about Generation IV nuclear concepts simply don’t stack up, argues Jim Green.

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Nuclear not the answer, as consumers pay for abandoned reactors

Nuclear not the answer, as consumers pay for abandoned reactors

The nuclear “renaissance” in the US is now over, after another two reactors abandoned, leaving consumers holding the bill.

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New nuclear push digs deep into vault of alternative facts

New nuclear push digs deep into vault of alternative facts

In a visit to Australia this week, US nuclear power advocate Jessica Lovering brings a suitcase full of alternative facts. Let’s unpack them.

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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.