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It's Passion That Will Lead to Brighter Nuclear Future

March 31, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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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
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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
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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
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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]

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Energy Facts: Fossil Fuels Replace Nuclear in Japan

March 15, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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Japan increased the use of fossil fuels for power generation 21% in 2012, following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.[read more]

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

March 19, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins
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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
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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]

Should Nuclear Energy Be A Panacea?

February 21, 2011 by Charles Barton
Panacea Oil, IV's and Prescription bottles on canvas. Deidre DeFranceaux, American, contemporary, 1997. (Private Collection.)

Thus guest post is by NNadir, who cross posts on Nuclear Green, posts from his Daily Kos blog (http://www.dailykos.com/user/NNadir).  NNadir is legendary among pro-nuclear bloggers. Part of my paen to consumerism this Christmas, besides writing a diary at DailyKos about the collapse of the ice shelf at the North Pole, was...[read more]

Reverse Engineering the Future of Energy: A future nuclear option?

October 5, 2010 by Charles Barton
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Reverse engineering is usually thought of as a software development practice, but it can be used to produce the design of all sorts of products. One of the best known cases was the design of Intel instruction set microprocessors by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Inte. originally licensed AMD to produce copies of its 8086 and 8088 micro-...[read more]

Are investors wary of new nuclear builds?

July 5, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Bank report says prospects are going south, but consultant says the real name of the game is managing risk A new report by Citigroup on the prospects for equity investors in the nuclear energy industry casts doubt on prospects for profits.  While the report is focused on Europe, its authors claim their findings have equal weight in...[read more]

Platts Small Modular Reactor Meeting - First Day Observations

June 29, 2010 by Rod Adams

The Platts Small Modular Reactor meeting attracted about 250 registered attendees. That might seem like a rather small number to people who are used to industry gatherings where the attendee list can be measured in the thousands, but this meeting was taking place at one of the newer and more expensive hotels in Washington and the...[read more]