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James Hansen's Generation IV nuclear fallacies and fantasies

James Hansen’s Generation IV nuclear fallacies and fantasies

Climate scientist James Hansen’s claims about Generation IV nuclear concepts simply don’t stack up, argues Jim Green.

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Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with developers of new renewable energy power stations.

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Nuclear not the answer, as consumers pay for abandoned reactors

Nuclear not the answer, as consumers pay for abandoned reactors

The nuclear “renaissance” in the US is now over, after another two reactors abandoned, leaving consumers holding the bill.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.

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PV plant built on nuke site as renewables surpass nuclear

PV plant built on nuke site as renewables surpass nuclear

A 1MW plant on the site of half-built nuclear power plant in Tennessee is a harbinger of things to come in the US and global electricity mixes.

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South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea move marks first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump pulled out of Paris climate agreement.

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How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

Last November, a Citizens’ Jury rejected “under any circumstances” plans to import nuclear waste as a money-making venture. So is the dump dead?

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New nuclear push digs deep into vault of alternative facts

New nuclear push digs deep into vault of alternative facts

In a visit to Australia this week, US nuclear power advocate Jessica Lovering brings a suitcase full of alternative facts. Let’s unpack them.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France’s new energy minister says nuclear industry business model belongs to the past. His appointment expected to hasten transition towards renewables.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.