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Nuclear News Roundup for 1/24/16

January 25, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear News Roundup for 1/24/16[read more]

Feds Award Cost Sharing Grants for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs

January 19, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear abstract The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded two $6 million cost sharing grants as the first installments of what could be, over time, up to $80 million in funding for design work on advanced nuclear reactors.[read more]

Abundant and Economic: Nuclear Power Delivers

December 18, 2015 by Milton Caplan

Nuclear Energy Economics

Critics of nuclear power generally focus on two main issues: safety, mostly concern that the consequences of a possible nuclear accident are not worth the risk; and cost, with many noting that nuclear is a high cost option that just diverts funds from the real environmental options for future generation, wind and solar.[read more]


India Must Ramp Up Nuclear to Meet Climate and Energy Goals

November 16, 2015 by Jarret Adams

With one-fifth of its 1.3 billion citizens without electricity and a rapidly growing economy, India must build a staggering amount of new power generation if it hopes to keep up with rising demand. But keeping control of its emissions means that it must maximize its use of low-carbon energy sources.[read more]

It's Passion That Will Lead to Brighter Nuclear Future

March 31, 2014 by Milton Caplan

Last month I talked about innovation in the nuclear industry focusing on the perception that nuclear is not innovative. Since then I attended the Canadian Nuclear Association annual conference. Its theme this year was “Developing the next generation,” focusing on developing the workforce of the future.[read more]

To Those Who Want To See Nuclear Power Play A Bigger Role In Climate Action

November 8, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Nuclear Energy Price Increases

Nuclear power is expensive, especially when done safely, and while solar power and wind power continue to march down the experience curve to ever lower costs — solar panels have seen a 99% drop in cost since 1977 — nuclear power has been heading in the opposite direction.[read more]

Black and Veach on the Future Cost of Energy

October 25, 2013 by Charles Barton

I recently called attention to Breakthrough Institute's report, How to Make Nuclear Power Cheap. This report called attention to the potential use of advanced nuclear technology to lower and even dramatically lower nuclear costs.[read more]

Energy Risk: Radiation Superstition

October 21, 2013 by Robert Hargraves

Radition Superstition

Within our reach, advanced nuclear power is a solution to the global crises of increasing air pollution deaths, climate change, and the growing populations of nations trapped in energy poverty. Unwarranted fear of radiation and ignorance of facts keeps nuclear power from rapid adoption.[read more]

Is the World Health Organization Underestimating the Annual Deaths from Biomass by Two Million?

September 5, 2013 by N Nadir

While browsing the news and comments portion of an issue of Nature I came upon a note by two scientists suggesting that someone on this planet should offer an innovation prize to the person who can invent better biomass burning stoves.[read more]

Australian Green Party's Christine Milne and Nuclear Cognitive Dissonance [VIDEO]

August 27, 2013 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Debate and Cimate Change

Ben Heard, the principal at Think Climate Consulting, discusses nuclear and environmental issues with Christine Milne, a leader of the Australian Green Party. Elections in Australia are upcoming, with energy and climate being important issues in the campaigns.[read more]


Energy Facts: Fossil Fuels Replace Nuclear in Japan

March 15, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Japan increased the use of fossil fuels for power generation 21% in 2012, following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.[read more]


Is Water a Barrier to a Low-Carbon Energy Future?

March 19, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins

Ask an expert on clean tech what the largest barriers to a low carbon energy future are, and chances are they will list higher technology costs, policy barriers, or the need for new infrastructure to accommodate novel energy sources.[read more]

Nuclear Industry Subsidies Part III: The Military Connection

July 1, 2011 by Charles Barton

This is the Part III of my review of Doug Koplow, Union of Concerned Scientists report titled, Nuclear Power: Still not viable without subsidies. Part I offered some definition of subsidies, and noted that very large government subsidies to the renewable power industry had not made renewable generated electricity cheap. Part I noted...[read more]

Will U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Find A Home In Mongolia?

May 10, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Japan, U.S. plan a nuclear waste site in the remote desert state Reuters reports that Japan and the United States plan to work together to build a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Mongolia. The announced purpose of the site would be to take back spent fuel from countries that buy new nuclear reactors from manufacturers in both...[read more]

IEA Report Shows Poland's Energy Future to be Based in Nuclear, Natural Gas, and Clean Coal

March 3, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

After reviewing Poland's energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes the country is on the right path towards a cleaner, more secure energy future. Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the IEA, says his organization's recent assessment of Poland's new energy strategy (EPP 2030) shows the plan will shift the country'...[read more]