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Age, high costs and delays paint bleak future for nuclear power

Age, high costs and delays paint bleak future for nuclear power

World Nuclear Industry Status Report concludes nuclear industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline.

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Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

The myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming should be ignored.

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Renewables as tourist attractions? Only in Germany

Renewables as tourist attractions? Only in Germany

A growing numbers of German communities are touting renewables as tourist attractions.

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A bad bank for nuclear, as public assumes risk for closure costs

A bad bank for nuclear, as public assumes risk for closure costs

The German public never asked for nuclear power but now has to pay for the entire mess.

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NYT gets it badly wrong on Germany's energy transition

NYT gets it badly wrong on Germany’s energy transition

The New York Times’ article arguing Germany’s energy transition proves that the world needs nuclear required an astonishing level of ignorance to write.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.

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What’s this about the World Bank not funding any more nuclear?

What’s this about the World Bank not funding any more nuclear?

Looking back at the World Bank’s one and only 1959 nuclear project, it’s hardly surprising it finds renewable energy a far more attractive investment.

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How 'crazy' green energy citizens became mainstream in Germany

How ‘crazy’ green energy citizens became mainstream in Germany

The German city of Freiburg has an Australian-born mayor and an ambitious plan for renewables and urban sustainability. Like most green initiatives in Germany, it has its origins in the hatred of nuclear, but its approach is fast becoming mainstream.

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Small wind and micro-generation enjoy renaissance in UK

Small wind and micro-generation enjoy renaissance in UK

UK has decided to build two new nuclear reactors. But steady growth of small wind and microgeneration may offer better prospects a decade from now.

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UK nuclear reactor gets go-ahead, at double cost of electricity

UK nuclear reactor gets go-ahead, at double cost of electricity

UK deal heralds the first new British nuclear power station in a generation. But if costs don’t come down, it could be a one off.

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Is Fukushima the new normal for nuclear reactors?

Is Fukushima the new normal for nuclear reactors?

There are three reasons to think that nuclear accidents like Fukushima are becoming more common – and it’s not because of the technology.