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  • Nuclear Power’s Uncertain Future

    Global nuclear generation capacity increased by 4.2 gigawatts (GW), or 1.1 percent, to 373.1 GW and the number of operational reactors also increased by two units to a total of 437 nuclear reactors worldwide last year, according to the new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The increases are net figures, taking into account ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Nuclear Energy to Power China

    To ensure energy supply diversity, China has set an aim to cut reliance on oil and gas that will offer vast opportunities for renewables. Although conventional sources of energy made up for 74% of combined electricity generation in 2004, hydropower and nuclear energy are fast becoming visible in the energy sector, according to a recent report “China Energy Sector Analysis” by RNCOS. The graph ...


    By RNCOS

  • The revival of nuclear power

    The British Parliament is expected to pass an Energy Bill next week that will give the green-light to several new nuclear power plants, adding Britain to a long list of nations that includes U.S. and Canada looking to nuclear power not only to meet soaring energy requirements, but also as a way to reduce GHG emissions. Despite the environmental concerns involved, the international revival of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nuclear power after Fukushima

    The future of nuclear power was bleak even before the Fukushima disaster, said energy expert Mycle Schneider Wednesday at a press conference in Berlin, where he previewed an upcoming Worldwatch Institute report on the outlook of nuclear power. “The industry was arguably on life support before Fukushima. When the history of this industry is written, Fukushima is likely to introduce its ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Nuclear power: bruised but not broken

    Earlier this month, an explosion in the energy sector caused immense destruction, costing the lives of more than 40 people ... but most of us barely noticed it. The deaths of the coal miners, up to 4,000 feet below ground in western Pakistan, were eclipsed by the international attention given to the crisis in another energy sector — nuclear power — as engineers working in the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Critical Issues in the Nuclear Power Industry to be Discussed at NUCLEAR POWER International 2011

     Now in its fifth year and co-located with POWER-GEN International, the world's largest power generation event, NUCLEAR POWER International 2011 heads to Las Vegas, Nev., December 13-15 to provide the industry with up-to-date ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • Nuclear Power Crane-Weihua Cranes

         April 16 10 am, Weihua Cranes design and ...

  • Nuclear power divides climate policy

    As expected, the future climate and energy policies of the EU dominated the summit in Brussels. The biggest conflict between the member countries concerned the role of nuclear power in European climate cooperation. The chairman of the EU Commission, José ...


  • Advice for nations pursuing nuclear power

    Lady Barbara Judge delivers 12th Rose Lecture Written by Peter Dunn. You can read the original story in MIT News Lady Barbara Judge has a unique global perspective on nuclear power, combining top-level financial and legal experience with oversight and advisory roles in nuclear energy efforts in the United ...

  • Solar power is cheaper than nuclear

    The Holy Grail of the solar industry - reaching grid parity - may no longer be a distant dream. Solar may have already reached that point, at least when compared to nuclear power, according to a new study by two researchers at Duke University. It's no secret that the cost of producing photovoltaic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

    As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. [CAPE TOWN] The disasters that struck several Japanese nuclear facilities in the wake of last week's devastating tsunami have highlighted concerns about whether ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Preview: Nuclear Power After Fukushima

    The future of nuclear power even before the Fukushima disaster was bleak, said energy expert Mycle Schneider Wednesday at a press conference in Berlin, where he previewed an upcoming Worldwatch report on the outlook of nuclear power. “The industry was arguably on life support before Fukushima. When the history of this industry is written, Fukushima is likely to introduce its final ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    On November 16, 2016, the White House filed the Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. The strategy highlights the role that U.S. government-funded research, development, and demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nuclear power: look before you leap

    The Fukushima accident raised questions that must be addressed by developing countries considering nuclear energy. The accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant in March sent a shock wave through the nuclear energy renaissance that has been gaining strength in the past few years. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global Feedwater Heaters Market for Nuclear Power

    "Feedwater Heaters for Nuclear Power - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020" provides insight on the development of the global nuclear power industry and market analysis for feedwater heaters used in nuclear power market. The feedwater heaters market analysis include nuclear capacity additions, key drivers and restraints, and market size in terms of volume ...

  • Nuclear `newcomers`: challenging road to electric power

    Countries eyeing nuclear power for electricity generation for the first time face a challenging road before they reach safe and efficient power production. Over three days in July, representatives from 45 countries - nuclear power vendors, regulators, operators and 'newcomers' to the world of nuclear power - reviewed their roles and responsibilities. The main message: lay the foundation for ...

  • New Study: Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

    MarketReportsOnline.com offers “Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning - A High-Risk Move by Energy Solutions" market research report in its library. The decommissioning of Zion Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), located in Zion, Illinois, which ceased to operate in 1998, is going to be a high-risk move for Energy Solutions, Inc. (Energy Solutions). Energy Solutions, under its long-term license ...

  • Charles Hendry comment on Horizon Nuclear Power

    Commenting on the announcement about Horizon Nuclear Power, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “EON and RWE’s withdrawal is clearly very disappointing, but the partners have clearly explained that this decision was based on pressures elsewhere in their businesses and not any doubts about the role of nuclear in UK’s energy future. “The UK’s new nuclear programme is ...

  • Decommissioning is a significant part of nuclear power’s GHG impact

    The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during the decommissioning phase of nuclear power plants may have been underestimated in previous assessments, new research suggests. The study estimated that the decommissioning process for a German plant resulted in 1 651 265 tonnes of CO2 (or equivalent) emissions, or 0.825 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of waste. While the researchers ...

  • Kenyan nuclear power plans forge ahead

    The Kenyan government has identified construction sites for a nuclear power plant — potentially the first on the continent outside South Africa. Rolex Kirui, a senior engineer for the Kenyan government, says that one site has been identified near the Kenyan coast and construction is scheduled to begin once an ongoing environmental study has been completed. He says that a second potential site has ...


    By SciDev.Net

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