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South Carolina nuke plants scrapped, may return to coal

Billions of dollars down the memory hole The post South Carolina nuke plants scrapped, may return to coal appeared first on Hot Air.
Nukes For Retirement

Nukes For Retirement

This post Nukes For Retirement appeared first on Daily Reckoning. After disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl, it’s hard to advocate for nuclear power. And that’s exactly how Editor Zach Scheidt felt
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
The right language to protect the natural world | Letters

The right language to protect the natural world | Letters

Readers respond to George Monbiot’s recent article and news that the US Department of Agriculture is censoring use of term ‘climate change’George Monbiot’s call to reconsider how we name things
Possible Unexploded WW2 Munitions Found At Fukushima

Possible Unexploded WW2 Munitions Found At Fukushima

A suspected WW2-era unexploded bomb was found at Fukushima Daiichi last week, because life has a highly developed sense of irony. The post Possible Unexploded WW2 Munitions Found At Fukushima
The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power

The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power

The eclipse on Monday isn't just a nifty thing to watch -- it'll also be an important test of our power grid's ability to quickly load balance as solar energy goes offline. The post The August 21st
New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades

New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades

A team from the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) the Netherlands has built the first molten salt reactor powered by thorium in decades. The post New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up

North Korea Reportedly Tests Most Powerful H-Bomb Yet. Thanks, Trump!

In the wee hours last night, news reports started coming from China that they had registered a significant seismic event in North Korea, measuring a possible 6.3 on the Richter scale. The discussion
Additional Nuclear Inspectors Sent to Florida Power Plants in Hurricane Irma’s Path

Additional Nuclear Inspectors Sent to Florida Power Plants in Hurricane Irma’s Path

The storm threatens to knock out power to more than 4.1 million homes and businesses.
The U.K. Has Locked Itself Into Nuclear Power for 35 Years, but Wind Is Already Cheaper

The U.K. Has Locked Itself Into Nuclear Power for 35 Years, but Wind Is Already Cheaper

U.K. auctions slash subsidy levels by half, raising questions over nuclear bet

Trump’s top advisers don’t want him to screw up the Iran nuke deal

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis joined the ranks of high level figures in Trump’s administration to back the Iran nuclear agreement in recent weeks, telling Congress Tuesday that staying in the
Protesters Broke Into a Nuclear Power Plant to Prove How Badly Defended It Is

Protesters Broke Into a Nuclear Power Plant to Prove How Badly Defended It Is

Stunt was to show poorly defended France's nuclear plants are
Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe

Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe

French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material in Russia or Kazakhstan in SeptemberA cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident
US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels

One of US’s only public events, originally billed as promoting clean energy, has since been changed to favour coal and nuclear powerThe US has changed the focus of one of its few public events at the
Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

A Trump administration attempt to offer fossil fuels as a solution to climate change was subject to protest and walkouts on Monday at U.N. climate talks in Bonn. Representatives of the fossil fuel
Polluting UK coal plants export power to France as cold weather bites

Polluting UK coal plants export power to France as cold weather bites

UK’s last eight coal stations are working to exploit falling temperatures and absence of offline reactors in France to export power across the ChannelPolluting coal power stations in Britain have been
The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace

The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace

Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s destroyed reactors—a major
Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times normA secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric
Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

‘Extremely high’ levels of a radioactive isotope were discovered in parts of Russia in September. But where did it come from? And is it dangerous?Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after
Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Government accused of failing billpayers by agreeing to fixed price for 35-year contract that will cost £30bnMPs have accused the government of failing to protect consumers over the price it has