nuclear power

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
Japan Fukushima Power Plant: Full Story & Must-See Details

Japan Fukushima Power Plant: Full Story & Must-See Details

Japan’s government is being urged by experts to slowly release one million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean...

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store…
Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by Helen Caldicott – review

Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by Helen Caldicott – review

A collection of essays that focuses on the US president as the source of our greatest dangerWhen Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2009 there were grumbles, later justified by an
Iter nuclear fusion project reaches key halfway milestone

Iter nuclear fusion project reaches key halfway milestone

After a series of set backs the international project is back on track, say scientists, giving tentative hope for a major new source of clean power by 2025An international project to generate energy
Boris Johnson swigs can of peach juice from Fukushima

Boris Johnson swigs can of peach juice from Fukushima

Foreign secretary drinks down gift from Japan’s foreign minister in attempt to show food and drink from region is safe after triple nuclear meltdown“Yum.” That was foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s
Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Building Britain’s first new nuclear reactor since 1995 will cost twice as much as the 2012 Olympics – and by the time it is finished, nuclear power could be a thing of the past. How could the
Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world's biggest nuclear plant

Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world's biggest nuclear plant

Consent given to turn reactors at the massive Kashiwazaki-kariwa plant back on, but Japanese worry over active fault lines and mismanagementIf a single structure can define a community, for the 90,000
Some joy for the business world in 2018: but quite a few fears too

Some joy for the business world in 2018: but quite a few fears too

Predictions for the global economy next year are positive, but our writers also foresee a rise in inequality, and some sectors facing significant problemsThe consensus view among economists is that
Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Sue Roaf writes that evacuation plans for Hinkley Point would have to involve at least a million people; while Diarmuid Foley says that, in the modern world, the route to weapons-grade material is not

NJ Legislature to Weigh Major Bills During Thursday’s Lame Duck Session

Bills focusing on bringing Amazon to NJ, creating nuclear subsidies and public official pensions are all on the docket.
New England wanted to use all renewable energy… then it got cold

New England wanted to use all renewable energy… then it got cold

You'll never guess what they're burning now The post New England wanted to use all renewable energy… then it got cold appeared first on Hot Air.

Nuclear Subsidy Bill Pulled From Lame Duck Session in NJ

The bill was initially scheduled to go up for a vote on Thursday, but the legislative session was canceled due to snow.
If Germany can’t hit its own climate goals to help the world, can anybody else?

If Germany can’t hit its own climate goals to help the world, can anybody else?

The two parties likely to form the next coalition government in Germany have agreed to give up on the country’s climate targets for 2020. The…
Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Brazil is one of three Latin American countries with nuclear power. It also suffers from violent crime. Now a heavily armed gang has brought the two togetherFears over the security of Brazil’s two

Nuclear power receives its death sentence in California

In a unanimous vote, state regulators agreed Thursday to a plan that will see the closing of the last nuclear energy power plant in California. The Diablo Canyon nuclear facility will begin shutdown
California Regulators Set 2025 Closure of Last Nuclear Power Plant

California Regulators Set 2025 Closure of Last Nuclear Power Plant

The Public Utility Commission announced an agreement Thursday with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to close California’s last nuclear power plant reactors at Diablo Canyon by 2025.
EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'

EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'

Company claims a plant at Sizewell in Suffolk would be £4bn cheaper than £20bn projectEDF Energy has claimed it could build a second new nuclear power station in Britain that would be a fifth cheaper