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Wind power surges past nuclear in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Wind power surges past nuclear in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Even with an early start, nuclear power is surpassed by wind power in China and India, and will soon be overtaken in Brazil, South Africa.

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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.

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Is this the last tango for nuclear?

Is this the last tango for nuclear?

As latest nuclear projects suffer yet more cost blow-outs and delays, the US nuclear power industry’s is preparing for a long goodbye or state-aided life support.

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Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

On 1 January 2015, Austria’s “ban” on imports of nuclear power went into effect as planned.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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How the UK's nuclear new-build plans keep getting delayed

How the UK’s nuclear new-build plans keep getting delayed

When will the UK get a new generation of nuclear power plants? Doubts surfaced again today with the Times reporting a “secret government review”.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.

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UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the impacts of human activity on the world was published Sunday.

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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.