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Why we Need CCS - Part 5: Bridge to a Sustainable Energy Future

July 22, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Carbon Capture and Sustainable Energy

If climate science is correct, the world has little choice other than aggressive pursuit of the bridge technologies of CCS and bio-energy through a true technology-neutral CO2 mitigation framework. Pursuing renewables and nuclear power as a primary climate change mitigation strategy can do much more harm than good in the long run.[read more]

Opportunity to Use Science to Establish Radiation Standards

July 12, 2014 by Rod Adams
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments from the general public and affected stakeholders about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations.[read more]

Jeb Handwerger: Are You Ready for Doubles and Triples in Uranium Mining Stocks?

July 12, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Uranium Mining Jump

Jeb Handwerger is an author, speaker and founder of Gold Stock Trades. He studied engineering and mathematics at University of Buffalo and earned a master's degree at Nova Southeastern University. Handwerger began a daily newsletter, which grew to include thousands of readers.[read more]

Top 5 EU Energy Issues: All You Need to Know for the Italian Presidency [VIDEO]

July 11, 2014 by Kasper Peters

Energy and the Italian Presidency

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, picks out the top 5 energy issues that will be discussed by the European institutions under the Italian Presidency, including the security of supply as the crisis between Ukraine and Russia continues.[read more]

Shell Oil and Gas Company Perspective on Energy Futures

July 8, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Oil Companies and Nuclear Energy

There was a time when the Royal Dutch Shell corporation demonstrated strong interest in nuclear energy. In 1973, it was approached by Gulf Oil Company, the owner of Gulf General Atomics, as a capital partner for an aggressive expansion program.[read more]

As a Solution for Climate Change - Nuclear Power is Falling Behind

July 3, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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Nuclear Falls Behind

Recently, the 2014 edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) was issued. The ETP is issued on a two year cycle; the current edition takes the World Energy Outlook 2013 forecasts and looks to the longer term out to 2050.[read more]

Russia Continues Sustained Fast Breeder Reactor Effort

July 1, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Russia Reactor Development

On June 26, 2014, the 60th anniversary of the start of the 5 MWe Obninsk reactor that was the first reactor in the world to routinely supply electricity to a commercial power grid, Russia started up the latest in a series of sodium-cooled fast reactors, the BN-800.[read more]

HTR-PM: Nuclear-Heated Gas Producing Superheated Steam

June 28, 2014 by Rod Adams
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New Reactor Designs

The first HTR-PM (High Temperature Reactor – Pebble Module), one of the more intriguing nuclear plant designs, is currently under construction on the coast of the Shidao Bay near Weihai, China. This system uses evolutionary engineering design principles that give it a high probability of success.[read more]

Hollande's Proposed "Cap" on Nuclear Electricity Capacity

June 26, 2014 by Rod Adams
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France’s President Francois Hollande and his Socialist Party ran on a platform that included scaling back France’s dependence on nuclear energy. It was not a very popular part of his campaign pitch. Hollande is trying to follow through on his promise, but there are well-connected people who oppose the idea.[read more]

EPA's New CO2 Rules Create Opportunities for Natural Gas, for Now

June 23, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Earlier this month the EPA announced its proposal for regulating the greenhouse gases from all currently operating US power plants. Initial assessments suggested it favors the renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear power industries, and especially natural gas, all at the expense of coal.[read more]

Greenpeace v. Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-Changer for Everyone Else?

June 18, 2014 by Martin Olszynski
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In a rather lengthy (431 paragraphs) decision, the Federal Court of Canada agreed with Greenpeace and other environmental groups that portions of the Joint Review Panel report for the Darlington New Nuclear project proposed by Ontario Power Generation were inadequate.[read more]

Nuclear Is Cheaper Than Solar Thermal

June 16, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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Nuclear and Solar Costs

I’m a big fan of reporter Mike Grunwald, and often think that he and Breakthrough are among the only people who really understand that Obama’s signature climate policies are not fuel economy standards or power plant regulations, but the tens of billions invested in clean energy technology and innovation.[read more]

Why We Need CCS, Part 3: Coal

June 10, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Coal Consumption and CSS

 

While one of the most hated commodities on earth, coal is the world's most rapidly growing energy source over the course of the 21st century. Given the growth ambitions of the developing world, this trend is set to continue, creating an even greater need for a rapid CCS rollout over coming decades.[read more]

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The Energy Collective Analyzes EPA's Power Plant Carbon Regulations [VIDEO]

June 6, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

EPA Rule Analysis

On Monday, the EPA unveiled an historic proposal to cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The ambitious and flexible proposed regulations would see each state develop it's own plan to cut power sector carbon emissions using a variety of options.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: Security of Supply, 2030 Package, Ukraine, Internal Energy Market & State Aid [VIDEO]

June 5, 2014 by Kasper Peters

EU Issues Briefing

Hughes Belin, leading journalist at viEUws.eu, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the EU Summit on June 26 & 27, along with the commission’s plan to enhance the European Union’s security of supply in light of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.[read more]