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Tag: "nuclear"

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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.

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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.