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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.

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'Intermittent & unpredictable': Nuclear reactor fails during heatwave

‘Intermittent & unpredictable’: Nuclear reactor fails during heatwave

One of California’s major electric utilities shut down half its nuclear plant last week just as the state prepared for a serious heat wave.

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The Breakthrough Institute: Why the hot air?

The Breakthrough Institute: Why the hot air?

Breakthrough Institute’s effort to discredit renewables while promoting nuclear energy as the solution to global warming is dubious – and just plain silly.

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Graph of the Day: Even France could go 100% renewables

Graph of the Day: Even France could go 100% renewables

What if France phased out nuclear? By 2034? This Graph of the Day shows how it could reach 100 per cent renewables by 2050.

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A smart grid and seven clean energy sources

A smart grid and seven clean energy sources

The Grattan Institute’s study into Australia’s energy future canvasses seven technologies that could help deliver an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050 – wind, solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, CCS, nuclear and bio-energy. And then there is the grid, and it’s need to be smart and play fair, and not just favour the incumbent coal and gas plants.

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Nuclear vs Solar: Corporate profits and public risk

Nuclear vs Solar: Corporate profits and public risk

A UCS-sponsored study of the projected costs of a proposed US nuclear plant illustrates why there are much better energy investments available.