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A Nuclear Future Means Clean, Economic Electricity; Yet Fossil Fuels Reign

April 14, 2015 by Milton Caplan

Nuclear and Clean Energy Needs

China’s commitment to nuclear power is strong and unwavering. An important reason for this rapid expansion is the need for clean air. Pollution in China is a real and everyday problem for its large population. The Chinese see nuclear power as path to ultimately reducing their need to burn coal.[read more]

German Utilities Float "Bad Bank" Equivalent for Nuclear Power Plants

May 22, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

German Nuclear and "Bad Banks"

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 the public learned that using a so-called “bad bank” concept can indeed work ‘nicely’ if a clear line between good and bad assets can be drawn. This is exactly what might happen in the German energy sector.[read more]

German Analyst Prefers Russian Gas to German Nuclear Energy

June 21, 2013 by Rod Adams

There is no doubt that the Russian natural gas supply industry is a major interest group that expects to be a big winner in Germany’s Energiewende (energy transformation).[read more]

Germany’s Nuclear Energy Phaseout: The Timetable

May 1, 2013 by Robert Wilson

By the end of 2022 Germany will have no nuclear power plants remaining. To put the numbers in perspective I will estimate how much solar power will need to be added to replace the lost production due to each reactor being closed early.[read more]

The Roots of German Nuclear Energy Skepticism

April 16, 2013 by Sebastian Schwark

The German anti-nuclear movement is intimately linked to the peace movement, and managed to link the public’s fear of nuclear annihilation with questions about the civil use of nuclear energy.[read more]

A Few Insights on the State of Nuclear

August 15, 2012 by Gail Tverberg

The issue of nuclear electricity is a complex one. In this post, I offer a few insights into the nuclear electric situation based on recent reports and statistical data. According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, the highest year of nuclear electric production was 2006. Now, however, two trends have emerged.[read more]

Worldwide Nuclear Energy Expansion Continues

July 31, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

Photo credit: Gregor WolfGlobal production of nuclear energy is expected to grow significantly in future years, despite setbacks in Japan and Germany, as China and the United States eyes next-generation reactors. Worldwide nuclear electricity generating capacity is expected to increase between 44 percent and 99 percent by 2035, the...[read more]

Japan Nuclear Concerns Update & Energy Ethics from Germany

June 5, 2011 by Jim Arcadipane

TEPCO has detected radiation of up to 4,000 millisieverts per hour in the air at the building housing reactor unit 1 at the Fukushima nuclear facility. Readings were collected from a robot sent into reactor unit 1 on June 3rd. Heavy steam has also been observed rising from the floor of reactor unit 1.Record Radiation Levels at...[read more]