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Why Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power is smart economics

Why Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power is smart economics

It is economically sensible and feasible to phase out both fossil fuels and nuclear energy in favour of renewables.

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France passes law to cut nuclear power and double renewable energy

France passes law to cut nuclear power and double renewable energy

France to cut share of nuclear power from 75% to 50% by 2025, and double share of renewables. The devil is in the detail.

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Around the world, nuclear can’t compete with growing renewables

Around the world, nuclear can’t compete with growing renewables

No matter which aspect of the nuclear industry is assessed, the picture isn’t pretty. Even China is investing 9 times more money in renewables.

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States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

Obama’s climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do it for you.

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France nuclear giant contemplates a future dominated by wind, solar

France nuclear giant contemplates a future dominated by wind, solar

Operator of France’s nuclear fleet contemplates a grid dominated by wind and solar (60%) and the decline of base load power.

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Is Germany's energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

Is Germany’s energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

The claim that Germany will rely on foreign nuclear energy is back again. One wonders why proponents of nuclear power understand the technology and markets so poorly.

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Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before – they can do it again.

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Nuclear lobby backs Abbott's $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Nuclear lobby backs Abbott’s $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Pro-nuclear lobby groups applaud Abbott’s decision to give $4m to climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg, while claiming renewables cannot meet society’s needs.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.