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UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

Former director of EDF says French nuclear industry is in its worst situation ever, and calls on UK to promote citizen solar.

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Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam parliament votes to scrap plans to build 4GW of nuclear power, citing declining electricity demand and a doubling in the cost of the two plants to $US18 billion.

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Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss try to give away nuclear plants, but find no takers

Swiss reactor operator Alpiq reportedly could find no buyer for its two nuclear plants and is therefore hoping to give them to the Swiss state.

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China’s nuclear roll-out facing delays

China’s nuclear roll-out facing delays

China may scale down plans for nuclear power because of slowing demand for electricity and construction setbacks.

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Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

France faces sky-rocketing power prices and supply shortages with 21 of its 58 nuclear reactors offline due to safety concerns. Just as well it can rely on imports of renewable energy from Germany.

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Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Swiss ban new nuclear reactors

Another setback for the “nuclear renaissance”: Switzerland voted on Friday to focus on renewables and efficiency, and to ban new nuclear plants.

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Nuclear: The slow death of fast reactors

Nuclear: The slow death of fast reactors

Japan’s decision to abandon the Monju fast reactor is another nail in the coffin for Generation IV nuclear technology.

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The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

With its enthusiastic support for fracking, and its relentless attack on renewable energy, the UK government’s energy policy is both morally and economically bankrupt

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Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

The Governor of New York State says Americans will be reading by candlelight unless nuclear is subsidised. But how about a look at the data.

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UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

The Tory government in the UK has finally woken up to the fact that solar and wind is cheaper than nuclear. It may mean a big shift in its energy strategy, as it focuses on distributed generation rather than mega projects. Shouldn’t Australia be leading on this?

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Nuclear fail: New reactor took 43 years to build, shut down after 2 days

Nuclear fail: New reactor took 43 years to build, shut down after 2 days

More than 4 decades after construction began, Watts Bar-2 reactor finally connected to the grid and then two days later shut down due to faults.