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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.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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Nuclear power lobbyists 'freaked out' as crisis deepens

Nuclear power lobbyists ‘freaked out’ as crisis deepens

The most important impact of the crisis facing Toshiba and Westinghouse is the chilling effect it will have ‒ and is already having ‒ on the nuclear power industry.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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Nuclear power's rapidly accelerating crisis

Nuclear power’s rapidly accelerating crisis

A fire-sale is underway as the punch-drunk nuclear power industry tries to stop the rot.

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Nuclear industry in crisis

Nuclear industry in crisis

Nuclear utilities are in crisis, and no major commodity had a worse 2016 than uranium.