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Dutton’s blast of radioactive rhetoric on nuclear power leaves facts in the dust | Temperature Check

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Coalition’s claim of cheap power and quickly built reactors is at odds with real world experience of other countries

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


Australia’s biggest smelter to launch massive wind and solar tender, says nuclear too costly

  2024-03-13 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The biggest single energy consumer in Australia, the Tomago smelter, is about to launch a massive tender for wind and solar. It says nuclear is too expensive.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power | Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy | Australia


Radioactive waste, baby bottles and Spam: the deep ocean has become a dumping ground

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

The long read: The ocean’s depths are not some remote alien realm, but are in fact intimately entangled with every other part of the planet. We should treat them that way

  Tagged under: Plastic | Nuclear Power | Pollution | Oceans


Offshore versus onshore: The underestimated impact of onshore wind and solar photovoltaics for the energy transition of the British Isles

  2024-03-11 (or before) in ietresearch.onlinelibrary.wiley.com

The total annualised system costs can decrease to 63 b€ and a levelised cost of electricity of 40 €/MWh if onshore wind and solar photovoltaics are allowed to be built to a higher extend. High levels of electrification and sector coupling are the main reasons for decreasing primary energy demand. The multiple risks of nuclear technology can be avoided if dedicated action towards 100% renewable energy is taken.

  Tagged under: UK | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Solar Energy | Renewable Energy


13 years since Fukushima nuclear disaster - Greenpeace International

  2024-03-11 (or before) in Greenpeace

Greenpeace Japan extends heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families who are still suffering the aftermath of this devastating catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Japan | Nuclear Power


Diplomats fear growing power of Iranian factions that want nuclear weapons

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Warnings that war in Gaza and Iran’s lack of cooperation on its nuclear programme are strengthening hand of hardliners

  Tagged under: Israel | Iran | Nuclear Power | Middle East | Africa


The Coalition wants nuclear power. Could it work – or would it be an economic and logistical disaster?

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

The prospect of Australia trying to build nuclear reactors at soon-to-be-closed coal plants raises many questions. Here’s what we know

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


Wildfire Threat to Texas Nuclear Weapons Facility Highlights Intersecting Risks

  2024-03-07 in blog.ucsusa.org

Our new map shows where nuclear weapons facilities overlap with areas with a history of wildfires.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Texas | Nuclear Power


EADT Opinion: Nuclear Industry Should Learn to Deliver Projects on Budget and Time - Stop Sizewell C

  2024-03-07 by in stopsizewellc.org

It’s been quite a start to the year. Firstly Energy Minister Andrew Bowie visited Suffolk for the triggering of Sizewell C’s legal planning mechanism – the Development Consent Order – a step we considered wholly premature given that a Final Investment Decision is still some months away. Someone had thought it would be nice if … Continue reading EADT Opinion: Nuclear Industry Should Learn to Deliver Projects on Budget and Time →

  Tagged under: UK | Nuclear Power


How can nuclear fit into a renewable grid where base load can’t compete?

  2024-03-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Coalition’s push for nuclear is fundamentally flawed, not just for nuclear, but for any high capital cost base load generator. 

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Australia | Nuclear Power


Senator Omtatah to take the Uyombo nuclear power plant war international

  2024-03-05 in the-star.co.ke

Environmentalists say geothermal not exploited and as they stopped the Lamu coal-fired plant, they will stop this one.

  Tagged under: Kenya | Nuclear Power | Africa


The truth about nuclear energy: not everyone wants to know | Fiona Katauskas

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Is Peter Dutton listening?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


UN nuclear watchdog head urges development banks to fund new projects

  2024-03-04 (or before) in Financial Times

Rafael Grossi says World Bank and Asian Development Bank ‘out of touch’ with modern attitudes to atomic energy

  Tagged under: Finance | Nuclear Power | United Nations


A Tale of Two Search Areas: NFLAs protest unequal treatment of Theddlethorpe

  2024-03-02 (or before) in Nuclear Free Local Authorities

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The US Buried Nuclear Waste Abroad. Climate Change Could Unearth It

  2024-03-02 in WIRED Magazine

A new report says melting ice sheets and rising seas could disturb waste from US nuclear projects in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Sea Level | Greenland | Ice Melting | Nuclear Power


France accused of ‘unacceptable’ behaviour after demanding UK taxpayer cash for Hinkley

  2024-03-01 (or before) in The Telegraph

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne says Paris must cover cost overruns

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Employees claim Dounreay is in 'freefall' as staff morale hits 'all-time low'

  2024-02-29 in John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Courier

Management says it is committed to improving "workforce satisfaction"

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


French-built nuclear reactor delays to put Britain at risk of blackouts

  2024-02-28 (or before) in The Telegraph

Hinkley Point C delays and closure of other nuclear stations leave UK facing ‘crunch point’, analysis finds

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


The network of conservative think-tanks out to kill the switch to renewables

  2024-02-28 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Australia’s renewable energy plans are being targeted by coordinated campaigns from conservative “think tanks”, as the Coalition embraces nuclear and rails against large scale ren…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy


Andrew Forrest attacks Coalition’s nuclear “bulldust” and betraying the bush

  2024-02-26 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Andrew Forrest says Coalition needs to stop the “bull dust” about nuclear energy being the “fairy godmother” to the energy transition.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Has the nuclear lobby hijacked Welsh democracy?

  2024-02-25 by in Nation.Cymru - A news service by the people of Wales, for the people of Wales.

Robat Idris A sadly but unsurprising travesty of democracy slid out of Cardiff Bay with the release of the Senedd’s Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee report on “Nuclear Energy and the Welsh Economy” on 21st February. As a case study in lobbying power, it is surely worthy of inclusion in the Hall of Infamy. […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Ukraine’s Zaphorizhzhia nuclear plant loses connection to last backup power line | The Independent

  2024-02-22 in The Independent

Fears over ‘fragile’ situation at Europe’s biggest atomic power plant

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Council votes to end Holderness nuclear waste talks

  2024-02-21 in The BBC

Councillors voted to halt discussions over plans to bury the radioactive waste underground.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Great British nuclear fantasy unlikely to land at Bradwell

  2024-02-21 (or before) in Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Hinkley Point C fish protection plans attacked by environmental organisations

  2024-02-19 in New Civil Engineer

EDF recenrly proposed plans to create a saltmarsh at the Somerset nuclear plant site as an alternati...

  Tagged under: Fish | Nuclear Power


Fish v. electricity: Could Salem nuclear plant be shut down?

  2024-02-16 in Delaware Live

A judge in an obscure administrative court in Trenton, N.J., is set to hand down a ruling that could end a challenge to the Salem nuclear plant’s ability to pump billions of gallons of water…

  Tagged under: Fish | Electricity | Nuclear Power | Rivers


Britain must pay more for Hinkley, says France

  2024-02-14 (or before) in The Telegraph

Push for funding comes weeks after Hinkley Point C costs were revised up to £46bn

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power


France wants Britain to pay its 'fair share' of nuclear power costs

  2024-02-14 by in inews.co.uk

Nuclear reactor costs set to increase as French energy firm asks UK to pay more 

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power


'Holderness nuclear waste site seems ludicrous' - expert warns of 'significant' risks - Hull Live

  2024-02-12 by in Hull Daily Mail

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear Illusions Hinder Climate Efforts as Costs Keep Rising

  2024-02-12 in energyintel.com

With the price tag for new nuclear plants getting higher, it's time to ditch grandiose ambitions, argues Stephanie Cooke in this opinion piece.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Congress torpedoes a Biden nominee and casts doubt on nuclear safety

  2024-02-06 by in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Biden’s decision to drop Jeff Baran's nomination for another term with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is a blow to the independence of the agency—and the safety and security of the country.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | US Politics


‘Odd’ Hinkley Point C salt marsh plan has Somerset locals up in arms

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

Anger at EDF proposals to flood wildlife-rich farmland as ‘compensation’ for killing millions of fish at nuclear site

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Nuclear Power


French ASN warns of fraud risk in nuclear industry | Montel News - English

  2024-01-31 (or before) in Montel

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


EDF’s Hinkley Point woes pile pressure on global nuclear push

  2024-01-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Fight with London comes as the state company has been tasked to build six to 14 reactors in France alone

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


How not to go nuclear: Hinckley and Sizewell | TheArticle

  2024-01-29 in TheArticle. Every Angle.

If the hope is one day to bring less expensive low carbon electricity to millions of British homes,  the giant Hinkle...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


How France left the British taxpayer on the hook as Hinkley costs go nuclear

  2024-01-29 (or before) in The Telegraph

A series of cost overruns and delays are undermining the UK’s nuclear power revival

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Still no end in sight for Fukushima nuke plant decommissioning work - The Mainichi

  2024-01-29 (or before) in Mainichi

OKUMA, Fukushima -- Nearly 13 years since the triple-meltdown following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, it is still unclear wh

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Japan


Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out to more than $A92 billion

  2024-01-28 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Cost of UK’s flagship nuclear project blows out again, this time to a potential $A92 billion. Is the Australian Coalition still pushing this technology?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Growing mountain of wasted money is a radioactive prospect

  2024-01-25 by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Rishi Sunak’s apparent determination to press ahead with mammoth investment in new nuclear reactors, whatever the cost, might not prove to be the best solution

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Rishi Sunak


Inside the world's first reactor that could produce unlimited energy

  2024-01-24 (or before) in Euronews

Euronews Next goes behind the scenes at the world’s largest nuclear fusion device attempting to harness the same reaction that powers the Sun and stars.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


What is ITER?

  2024-01-24 (or before) in ITER - the way to new energy

ITER ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. In southern France, 35 nations* are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars. The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow. The primary objective of ITER is the investigation and demonstration of burning plasmas—plasm...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion | France


Can 2030 emissions targets still be met? 10 worrying questions posed by the latest Hinkley Point C delays

  2024-01-24 in Business Green

The fallout from the latest delays to the flagship Hinkley Point nuclear project are wide-ranging - and they present significant challenges for both the government and the opposition

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Hinkley C: UK nuclear plant price tag could rocket by a third

  2024-01-23 in The BBC

EDF says final costs could soar by about a third as it faces a delayed completion date.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


World’s largest nuclear reactor aims to power the Earth with unlimited energy: ‘Arguably the most complex machine ever designed’

  2024-01-22 in Yahoo

"The longer that we wait for fusion to arrive, the more we need it."

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Military interests are pushing new nuclear power – and the UK government has finally admitted it

  2024-01-18 by in The Conversation

Civil nuclear energy maintains the skills and supply chains needed for nuclear subs and weapons.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


EDF gets nod to extend reactor probes for corrosion – regulator | Montel News - English

  2024-01-18 (or before) in Montel

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure - Climate and Capital Media

  2024-01-17 in Climate Change News - Climate and Capital Media

Global hype around small reactor designs to replace fossil fuels is on the rise everywhere but few, if any, are likely to ever be built. 

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels


Why nuclear reactors are not the future of energy despite what UK Government would have you think – Dr Richard Dixon

  2024-01-17 (or before) in The Scotsman

The UK Government is trying to create the impression that it’s all go for nuclear. It isn’t

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


A history of protest and suspicion: Why Scotland is so anti-nuclear

  2024-01-15 (or before) in Herald Scotland

Scotland has an uneasy history with nuclear power. David Leask looks at the causes, origins and reasons why.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Coastal nuclear plant could be 'new HS2', warn campaigners | ITV News

  2024-01-15 in ITV

As an order was passed allowing construction to begin at the Sizewell C site, opponents warned there were still questions to be answered over its funding. | ITV News Anglia

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear power and net zero: Too little, too late, too expensive

  2024-01-13 (or before) in SGR: Responsible Science

Prof Steve Thomas, Greenwich University, assesses the considerable obstacles to the UK government’s target for new nuclear power. Article from Responsible Science journal, no.6; advance online publication: 9 January 2024.  

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


UK government plans further nuclear power expansion

  2024-01-11 (or before) in The BBC

It is hoped a new plant could quadruple supplies by 2050 but industry warned progress can be slow.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Sellafield nuclear safety and security director to leave

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

Multiple safety and cybersecurity failings at nuclear waste site were revealed by Guardian last month

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


How green is the Government's nuclear energy strategy?

  2023-12-28 by in inews.co.uk

Small moodular reactors have been touted as a solution to reaching net-zero - but how safe are they and will they do the job?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Sir Stephen Lovegrove to chair Rolls-Royce-led nuclear consortium

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

New role for former permanent secretary in energy department raises concerns over ‘revolving door’ between public and private

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear expert Mycle Schneider on the COP28 pledge to triple nuclear energy production: ‘Trumpism enters energy policy’

  2023-12-18 by in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A nuclear expert explains why it's impossible to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Nuclear Power


Plutonium time bomb: A shocking exposé on Sellafield - Beyond Nuclear

  2023-12-15 in Beyond Nuclear: energy advocacy non-profit

The UK daily newspaper, The Guardian, has been running a year-long investigation into that country’s Sellafield nuclear reprocessing and waste site with some

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant in UK Stops Getting Funding From China’s CGN - Bloomberg

  2023-12-13 in Bloomberg

China General Nuclear Power Corp. has halted funding for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear station in a fresh sign of tension between London and Beijing.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Ted O’Brien’s nuclear love-in at COP28 gets a brutal reality check

  2023-12-11 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Release of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report provides a sobering reality check for an industry on life-support and a contrast to Ted O’Brien’s silliness at COP28 climate conferen…

  Tagged under: COP28 | Nuclear Power


Sellafield staff ‘used home computers to beat security failings’

  2023-12-11 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Cybersecurity fears grow amid claims Britain’s most hazardous nuclear site was targeted by hackers linked to Russia and China

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


UK nuclear revelations: how bad could they get and could they affect the US and Europe?

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Key things to know about hacking, radioactive leaks and toxic workplace culture at Sellafield, Europe’s most hazardous nuclear site

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Malware may still be present and potential effects have been covered up by staff, investigation reveals

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


Sellafield: ‘bottomless pit of hell, money and despair’ at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

Described as a nuclear Narnia, the site is a source of economic support for Cumbria – and a longstanding international safety concern

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Concern for Rolls-Royce, other developers after US mini nuclear setback

  2023-12-01 (or before) by in Proactive financial news

A major setback in the roll out of mini nuclear power plants in the US has raised concern over the UK’s own bid to introduce the technology, whose...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Olkiluoto 3 shuts down again

  2023-11-29 in yle.fi

The nuclear power plant's third reactor has faced some disruption since it started production in March 2022.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats? | Ensia

  2023-11-26 (or before) in Ensia | Vital reporting on our changing planet

As climate change causes shorelines to creep inland and storms worsen, nuclear reactors around the world face new challenges.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The Sir John Armitt interview: ‘I’m not sure the government is really serious about nuclear’

  2023-11-19 (or before) in Politics Home

Britain’s infrastructure tsar heavily criticised the cancellation of the second phase of HS2. Now Sir John Armitt intensifies his attack on the ‘gover...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


EDF won't make 'massive fortune' from Hinkley, says director

  2023-11-16 by in Utility Week

EDF won’t make a “massive fortune” out of its Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to returns being eroded by delays to the project and escalating costs, a director has admitted. Giving evidence to the House of Commons energy security and net zero committee, EDF Energy’s director of strategy and regulation Paul Spence was grilled on how much constructing the first new nuclear power station in a generation would cost the consumer.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Nuclear Consulting Group – leading academics and experts

  2023-11-13 (or before) in Nuclear Consult

leading academics and experts

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


NuScale Cancels Small Nuclear Reactor Power Plant in Utah as Costs Climb - Bloomberg

  2023-11-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

NuScale Power Corp., the first company with US approval for a small nuclear reactor design, is canceling plans to build a power plant for a Utah provider as costs surge. The move is a major setback to the burgeoning technology that has been heralded as the next era for atomic energy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Economics


Global Briefing: Flagship US small modular reactor project shelved

  2023-11-10 in Business Green

Plus: EU landmark nature restoration deal, USA's first DAC plant, and electric air taxis plan for take-off in India, in our round up of the top green business news from around the world this week

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Small nuclear reactors are a bad bet for the British government

  2023-11-09 in Business Green

Claims that SMRs are cheaper, easier to build, safer and less wasteful are unproven and misleading, argues University of Greenwich professor Stephen Thomas

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Coalition’s nuclear SMR poster boy cancels flagship project due to soaring costs

  2023-11-09 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Updated: NuScale, the US company pushing nuclear SMRs and championed by the Australian Coalition, has its flagship project cancelled by customers due to soaring costs.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


COMMENTARY: Ten reasons why nuclear power has no future - NB Media Co-op

  2023-10-11 by in NB Media Co-op

Nuclear power is dirty and dangerous now, and for many generations to come. The following ten reasons state why nuclear has no future. Nuclear power is too slow to help mitigate the climate crisis. A 2022 report by the National Academies of Science found that most advanced reactors, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMNRs), “will […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power


Saudi nukes: A desire for energy, weapons, or just leverage?

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The Cradle

Riyadh's pursuit of civilian nuclear energy is fast becoming regarded as a geopolitical strategy to influence the US, exert leverage over Iran and Israel, and explore potential partnerships with Russia and China.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia | Israel | Iran | Saudi Arabia


Nuclear waste ship makes unprecedented port call at Novaya Zemlya

  2023-09-30 (or before) in The Independent Barents Observer |

"I am deeply worried if Russia has started to move nuclear waste from the Kola Peninsula to the Arctic archipelago," says Frederic Hauge with the Bellona foundation.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Arctic | Russia


"CLEAN"? URANIUM FUEL - Sign and Share - Petition to Government- STOP THE LIE

  2023-09-21 in Lakes Against Nuclear Dump

Petition to UK Government : Stop calling uranium mined fuels "clean energy" Scrap the rebranding of nuclear as "clean." Even the very first step of the fuel cycle, the mining of Uranium is uniquely dirty and dangerous. The extraction of a finite resource which is far from "home grown." The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero announced in July that "The UK’s nuclear renaissance begins with the launch of Great British Nuclear helping us deliver clean, reliable energy for generations to com

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Net Zero


TASC win permission to appeal against Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station ruling - Essex-TV

  2023-09-20 in Essex-TV - Bringing Essex together! Watch online now!

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Appeal against Sizewell C has 'real prospect of success' say campaigners

  2023-09-19 (or before) in East Anglian Daily Times

Campaigners have won permission for another hearing to challenge the building of Sizewell C nuclear power station in east Suffolk.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Replacing Australia’s retiring coal power stations with small nuclear reactors could cost $387bn, analysis suggests

  2023-09-17 in The Guardian

The figure adds fuel to the growing political dispute over the pace and form of Australia’s energy transition

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


‘Adapt or die’: Hellscape coming for Australia

  2023-09-05 (or before) in news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

We can’t avoid natural disasters. And they’re happening more often and with greater intensity. Now Australia is being warned it can only keep its people safe by preparing for the worst – and not just patching things up afterwards.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Extreme Weather | Forest Fires | Sea Level | Health | Trees


Why the US and Europe Still Buy Russian Nuclear Fuel - Bloomberg

  2023-08-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

The US and its European allies moved fast to choke exports of Russian oil, natural gas and coal after Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine. When it comes to atomic energy, however, Kremlin-controlled Rosatom Corp. continues to be the dominant source of fuel for the world’s nuclear power stations — supplying about half of global demand for enriched uranium. Western nations are racing to reconstitute their own processing capacity, much of which withered amid a growing aversion to nuclear pow

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Vladimir Putin | US Politics | Russia


Sustainability has lost its meaning as the nuclear lobby triumphs

  2023-08-26 (or before) in Euronews

Listening to the 14 EU country-strong Nuclear Alliance that lobbied for nuclear power's green label and now wants to see it treated the same as other renewables means everything is allowed, Thomas Stuart Kirkland and Christiana Mauro write.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Sustainability


China bans Japanese seafood after Fukushima wastewater release

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Water containing radioactive tritium being pumped into Pacific via tunnel from Tepco plant, amid protests from China, South Korea and fishing communities

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Japan


New research shows renewables are more profitable than nuclear power – pv magazine International

  2023-08-23 (or before) in pv magazine International

In a recent study, researchers from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) questioned the planned development of new nuclear capacities in the energy strategies of the United States and certain European countries.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Economics


France's EDF takes 1.3 GW nuclear reactor offline amid heatwave

  2023-08-21 (or before) in MSN

PARIS (Reuters) - French power company EDF said it took its 1.3 gigawatt nuclear reactor Golfech 2, located close to the southern town of Toulouse, offline on Monday citing environmental reasons as the country goes through a spell of excessively hot weather. Water temperature levels at two other plants along the Rhone river in the southeast were seen surpassing the government guidance for nuclear

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


Cancer mortality after low dose exposure to ionising radiation in workers in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States (INWORKS): cohort study

  2023-08-17 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

Objective To evaluate the effect of protracted low dose, low dose rate exposure to ionising radiation on the risk of cancer. Design Multinational cohort study. Setting Cohorts of workers in the nuclear industry in France, the UK, and the US included in a major update to the International Nuclear Workers Study (INWORKS). Participants 309 932 workers with individual monitoring data for external exposure to ionising radiation and a total follow-up of 10.7 million person years. Main outcome measures Estimates of excess relative rate per gray (Gy) of radiation dose for mortality from cancer. Results The study included 103...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Stop renewables and wait for nuclear: Nationals stunning rejection of science and industry

  2023-08-14 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Nationals push to stop rollout of renewables highlights weakness of 2050 net zero targets. In their minds, everything can be delayed, even if science and industry say no.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Net Zero


Concrete tomb filled with deadly nuclear waste is leaking as it's starting to crack

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Latest News, Entertainment Stories And Viral Videos - UNILAD

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean


Theddlethorpe nuclear site: Public to vote by 2027 - BBC News

  2023-08-13 (or before) in The BBC

Council leaders say they want residents to have their say within the next four years to end uncertainty.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Civil Nuclear Security Risk in an Increasingly Unstable World - NCT CBNW

  2023-07-24 in CBNW Magazine

By Dr. Paul Dorfman, Chair, Nuclear Consulting Group As the established nuclear order gradually breaks apart and co-operative security increasingly takes a back seat to poorly defined competition, risk of military attack on nuclear infrastructure is evolving. Perhaps unbelievably, given the catastrophic risk, even under the Geneva Convention, attack on an operating nuclear power plant

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


'Big-time bad news': what a secret Cold War project could tell us about the fate of Greenland's ice sheet

  2023-07-21 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Ice Melting


The end of Oppenheimer's energy dream

  2023-07-21 in Home » IAI TV

Nuclear energy is both lauded as a baseload renewable power and decried as risky, expensive and outdated technology. Small modular reactors have received billions in venture capital and unprecedented media attention, but are they a red herring, with philosophy, rather than science, driving our fixation? Professor Allison Macfarlane explores the current sombre state of the technology, where it is falling short, and what philosophy is driving the interest in this unpromising tech.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power


Heatwave forces French nuclear power plants to limit energy output

  2023-07-14 (or before) in Euronews

The high temperature warning has come early this year but will affect fewer nuclear power plants.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


The big idea: why climate tribalism only helps the deniers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

From nuclear power to electric vehicles, battles between activists risk getting in the way of reducing emissions

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Activism


Mini Reactor Cost Surge Threatens Nuclear’s Next Big Thing - Bloomberg

  2023-07-02 (or before) in Bloomberg

High inflation and rising interest rates are driving up the cost of a new generation of miniature atomic reactors that the nuclear industry is relying on to lift sales and help meet climate targets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


EDF reveals ‘increasing risk’ of Hinkley delays and budget overruns

  2023-06-09 in Latest UK Construction News, Contracts and Data

There is an increasing chance that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project could take longer and c...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Dangerous Targets: Civilian Nuclear Infrastructure and the War in Ukraine

  2023-06-07 (or before) in rusi.org

The war in Ukraine has underlined the need to enhance the safety and security of nuclear power plants in war zones.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear Fusion: Eternal Energy = Eternal Damnation

  2023-06-06 by in resilience

Contrary to widespread propaganda, humanity does not desperately need more energy.  We desperately need to live better with less energy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Concerns mount over delays and rising costs at Hinkley Point C - Energy Live News

  2023-06-06 by in Energy Live News

The project is reportedly at risk of further delays and escalating costs, sparking criticism and concerns about taxpayer money

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Ukrainian workers describe fleeing the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant

  2023-06-05 (or before) in NPR

Workers fleeing the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine describe arrests and torture at the hands of Russian forces they say have turned the plant into a military base.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


Nuclear power’s baseload concept “a load of cobblers”

  2023-06-05 in Electrical Review

Mr Gossage discusses the fallacy that the Government perpetuates around nuclear power being needed to provide a ‘baseload’. 

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


US urged not to use bomb-grade uranium in nuclear power experiment | Reuters

  2023-06-02 (or before) in Reuters

Former US State Department and nuclear regulatory officials said its use could encourage such tests in other countries.

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Q&A: Ukrainian Official Says Russia Is Turning Nuclear Plant Into Military Base

  2023-05-21 (or before) by in VOA - Voice of America English News

Petro Kotin, president of Ukraine's state-run nuclear company, says number of Russian military personnel at Zaporizhzhia now exceeds number of nuclear personnel

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


Finnish nuclear plant throttles production as electricity price plunges

  2023-05-17 in yle.fi

Electricity production must also be profitable for nuclear power plants, according to the facility's operator Teollisuuden Voima (TVO).

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


Looming disaster at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid Russia-Ukraine war - NS Energy

  2023-05-09 (or before) in NS Energy Business

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Russia


Stop Sizewell C protestors urge Aviva not to invest in the project

  2023-05-05 (or before) in East Anglian Daily Times

Protestors from Stop Sizewell C in Suffolk gathered outside insurance giant Aviva's AGM at Norwich City's Carrow Road football ground to vent…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Insurance


Thank goodness the SNP is standing up to the Tories on nuclear

  2023-05-04 (or before) in Herald Scotland

YOUR front page headline today ("Scotland to miss out on the new wave of nuclear power, The Herald, May 3), which implied an unquestioning…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Former Nuclear Leaders: Say 'No' to New Reactors

  2023-05-03 (or before) in POWER Magazine :: Power generation news and jobs in coal, gas, nuclear, renewables

Former Nuclear Leaders: Say 'No' to New Reactors

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The long and dirty legacy of nuclear power | cambrian-news.co.uk

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Cambrian News - local news at the heart of the community

In the normal course of events, you’d know when you were financing a dodgy venture. It’s hard to imagine your money being ploughed into an enterprise doomed from the start and being ignorant of the fact.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


China Nuclear Chairman Sees Sevenfold Surge in Capacity by 2060 - Bloomberg

  2023-04-29 (or before) in Bloomberg

The chairman of one of China’s top nuclear energy firms expects a massive surge of atomic plants in the coming decades to help the country meet its decarbonization goals.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Russia wanted a quick victory in Ukraine, and it sent its spies after Ukrainian nuclear power plant workers to make it happen

  2023-04-28 (or before) by in Business Insider

As part of an effort to destabilize Ukrainian institutions, Russian spies began recruiting agents in Ukraine long before Russian troops invaded.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


Opinion | Nuclear Waste Is Misunderstood

  2023-04-28 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


What now for Germany's remaining nuclear waste? – DW – 04/25/2023

  2023-04-26 (or before) in Deutsche Welle

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Pension funds shun Sizewell C in major blow to Britain’s nuclear ambitions

  2023-04-23 (or before) in The Telegraph

Asset managers ‘extremely sceptical’ about nuclear push despite project’s ‘sustainable’ status

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Net Zero


French-Russian nuclear relations turn radioactive

  2023-04-20 in Politico

Ukraine and several EU countries want France to cut commercial ties with Russia’s atomic sector.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia


Zaporizhzhya is ‘living on borrowed time…’– IAEA - Modern Power Systems

  2023-04-19 (or before) in Modern Power Systems

The dependence of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on a single still functioning power line for the external electricity it needs poses a major risk to nuclear safety and security amid signs of continued military...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


14 years late, Finland’s new reactor, Olkiluoto 3, starts generating power - Global Construction Review

  2023-04-17 by in Home - Global Construction Review

The 1.6GW Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor began producing electricity yesterday, 18 years after the project broke ground and €8bn over its original €3bn budget.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


Are we headed towards the sixth mass extinction?

  2023-04-16 in The Daily Star – Leading English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers

Surreal as it may seem, we have clearly embarked on the path to self-annihilation.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Russia


Training ChatGPT AI Required 185,000 Gallons of Water: Study

  2023-04-11 in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

An average user’s conversational exchange with ChatGPT amounts to dumping a large bottle of fresh water out on the ground, new research says.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear disasters could leave a lasting legacy of contaminants in glaciers

  2023-04-10 (or before) in plymouth.ac.uk

The first results from a collaborative international research project led by the University of Plymouth are to be presented at the 2019 General Assembly...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Carbon Note 2: The "Western" energy transitions - narcissism of small differences.

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Chartbook | Adam Tooze | Substack

Did Putin’s war on Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis lead to a retreat from the energy transition in Europe? Did Russian aggression expose the vanity of green ideology? Was a war what we needed to relearn the “basic math” that modern societies cannot do without some combination of fossil fuels and nuclear? This was the contention of pieces in

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Will Washington Halt the Global Renaissance of Nuclear Power?

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

Hopes to slash emissions using nuclear energy are being dashed by U.S. regulators.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate change may pose key risk to French reactors – court | Montel

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) The impact of global warming on France’s nuclear fleet could become “critical” by 2050, with three to four times more outages than today, said the country’s Court of Auditors in a report published late on Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Climate Change


Concerns mount over plans to dump radioactive wastewater into Hudson River

  2023-04-08 in Hudson Valley One

Strange turns of phrase begin to crop up when the operator of a decommissioned nuclear power plant looks to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive wastewater into a river that changes directions four times a day and provides drinking water to numerous communities up and down the river.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Rivers


EDF’s riverside reactor build plans “irresponsible” – expert | Montel

  2023-04-08 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) France’s plan to build two riverside reactors is “irresponsible”, given the acceleration of global warming-related water strain, nuclear expert and critic Yves Marignac told Montel.

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power | Rivers


Hartlepool EDF nuclear reactor shut down after fault - BBC News

  2023-04-04 (or before) in The BBC

EDF says residents should not see any impact to their power after the reactor was shut down.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The big idea: will fusion power save us from the climate crisis?

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

Recent breakthroughs have been wildly hyped – but there’s still reason to hope

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Lost Decade: How Shell Downplayed Early Warnings Over Climate Change

  2023-04-01 by in DeSmog

Narrated in the upper-crust accent favoured by British documentary-makers of the era, Shell’s 1981 film Time for Energy assesses the scope for solar, wind, nuclear, and other sources of power to end the world’s dependence on finite reserves of oil. By the closing credits, the viewer is left in little doubt that there is only […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Shell


The IPCC Report on the Impacts of Climate Change is Depressing

  2023-04-01 (or before) in The Breakthrough Institute

As a climate scientist, with nine of my own research papers referenced in the IPCC report, I value sober, even-handed analysis above all else. What drew me to science and what gives science its authority in society is the notion that it at least strives to deliver objective analysis rather than…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Germany will complete nuclear phase-out as planned but technology's risks remain - env min

  2023-03-31 in Clean Energy Wire

  Tagged under: Germany | Nuclear Power


WE DONT NEED NUCLEAR, WE NEED RENEWABLES, INVESTMENT AND CONSISTENCY FROM GOVERNMENT

  2023-03-30 (or before) in Tom Burke - Environmentalist

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power


Small modular reactors are a high-risk and expensive pursuit

  2023-03-24 in Business Green

Next-generation nuclear technologies will divert resources away from cheaper options that can more quickly contribute to energy security and climate goals, argues Andrew Warren

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Is nuclear power the answer to cutting carbon emissions?

  2023-03-21 (or before) in rte.ie

Dr Paul Dorfman - Visiting Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit in the University of Sussex and member of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency’s Radiation Protection Advisory Committee and Sarah Cullen - Energy Systems Engineer and Co-Founder of 18 for 0.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Minnesota power plant leaks 400,000 gallons of radioactive water

  2023-03-19 (or before) in YouTube

A nuclear power plant along the Mississippi River in Monticello, Minnesota, has leaked more than 400,000 gallons of radioactive water due to a broken pipe. N...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Rivers


Nuclear power plant leaks 400,000 gallons of radioactive water

  2023-03-18 (or before) in The Telegraph

Clean-up operation under way as US energy company insists the incident does not pose a threat to the public or environment

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Sizewell: in nuclear power, small is beautiful | TheArticle

  2023-03-17 (or before) in TheArticle. Every Angle.

The Government seems to have reached a massive and truly long-term investment decision – to construct a second large-...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Missing uranium ore in Libya raises nuclear security fears | Financial Times

  2023-03-17 (or before) in Financial Times

Militia group later claims to have recovered the barrels of uranium after worries they had been stolen

  Tagged under: Libya | Nuclear Power


Why Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is dead wrong about nuclear power – Dr Richard Dixon

  2023-03-16 (or before) in The Scotsman

The nuclear industry and their friends are stepping up their propaganda war but their terrible track record shows that new reactors are still not the answer to reducing emissions or supplying affordable power.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


ASN allows longer use of Flamanville EPR vessel head : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News

  2023-03-16 (or before) in Homepage - World Nuclear News

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has made a draft decision to allow EDF to use the current reactor vessel head of the Flamanville 3 EPR until the end of the reactor's first operating cycle. The regulator earlier ruled that the utility must replace the vessel head by the end of 2024.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Small modular reactors

  2023-03-15 (or before) in Rolls Royce plc

Rolls-Royce SMR LTD was established to develop an affordable power plant that generates electricity using a small modular reactor.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


Accelerating fusion science through learned plasma control

  2023-03-10 (or before) in DeepMind

Successfully controlling the nuclear fusion plasma in a tokamak with deep reinforcement learning

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


French electricity company discovers deep crack in nuclear plant cooling system

  2023-03-09 in RFI - All the news from France, Europe, Africa and the rest of the world.

French energy group EDF has reported a major crack in a cooling pipe at a nuclear power plant on the Channel coast. This is the latest such incident to plague the energy sector, already struggling to…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


Scientists warning on the ecological effects of radioactive leaks on ecosystems

  2023-03-09 (or before) in Frontiers

A nuclear leakage or tactical nuclear weapon in a limited war could cause immense and long-lasting ecological consequences beyond the direct site of exposure. We call on all scientists to communicate the importance of the environmental impact of such an event to all life forms on Earth, including humankind. Changes to ecosystem structure and functioning and species extinctions would affect the biosphere for an unknown time frame. Radiation could trigger cascade effects in marine, atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystems of a magnitude far beyond human capabilities to mitigate or adapt. Even a "tactical nuclear war" could alter pla...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


How the nuclear lobby scuttled the EU’s anti-greenwashing tool | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

  2023-03-08 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

Giving nuclear energy a “sustainable” label in a key EU regulation could derail progress on climate change.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


Storage not disposal - GEOSCIENTIST

  2023-03-01 by in Geoscientist - The magazine of the Geological Society of London

Dear Editors, I read with interest Beswick and Gibb’s proposal for disposing of higher grade long-lived nuclear waste in deep c.5.0 km boreholes (Geoscientist 32(3), 10-11, 2022). I have no experience with nuclear waste, but I have over 40 years’ experience of drilling (onshore and offshore to 7.3 km) learning much about the subsurface behaviour of […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Two Years Ago, “Reliable Baseload” Gas, Coal, and Nuclear Failed in Texas Cold Outbreak

  2023-02-15 in Climate Denial Crock of the Week with Peter Sinclair

Two years ago I was listening to chatter on Twitter (back when twitter was a lot more useful than it has become today) and picking up some serious concerns from experts that I knew around Texas, an…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Coal | Texas


French nuclear giant EDF buys massive Australian floating offshore wind project

  2023-02-15 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

French nuclear energy giant EDF buys massive floating offshore wind project in Australia that it plans to build in stages.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Wind Power | France


France in new row with Germany and Spain over nuclear-derived hydrogen

  2023-02-10 (or before) in EURACTIV

A new row has erupted between France, Germany and Spain over nuclear energy, with Paris furious about a lack of support from Berlin and Madrid for its efforts to have nuclear-derived hydrogen labelled as 'green' in EU legislation, sources said.

  Tagged under: Spain | Hydrogen | Nuclear Power | Germany | France | Legislation


Greenpeace to take European Commission to court over controversial gas and nuclear greenwashing - Greenpeace European Unit

  2023-02-09 (or before) in Greenpeace

Greenpeace will take the European Commission to the European Court of Justice over the inclusion of fossil gas and nuclear energy in the EU’s Taxonomy

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Greenpeace | Climate Justice


How close is nuclear fusion power?

  2023-02-07 (or before) in YouTube

Claim your SPECIAL OFFER for MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/sabinehossenfelder. Start your free trial TODAY so you can watch The Story of Energy...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Nuclear too expensive and not needed

  2023-02-05 in Beyond Nuclear International | Bringing the world's anti-nuclear campaigns together

Detailed research shows mistake in pursuing nuclear power

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Cracking under pressure: Inside the race to fix France’s nuclear plants

  2023-01-28 by Francois De Beaupuy in Japan Times

Complicated procedures, replicated across sites this winter, have hampered the ability of Electricite de France to get the country's nuclear reactors back online after lengthy shutdowns.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site – podcast

  2023-01-16 by in The Guardian

Nothing is produced at Sellafield any more. But making safe what is left behind is an almost unimaginably expensive and complex task that requires us to think not on a human timescale, but a planetary one

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear energy in the UK - POST

  2023-01-11 (or before) in post.parliament.uk

Nuclear electricity is a predictable and low-carbon part of the UK energy mix, currently providing 15% of the UK’s electricity. However, most existing nuclear power stations are set to close by 2030. The Government has an ambition to increase production of nuclear energy. One new nuclear power station is under construction (Hinkley Point C) and another (Sizewell C) has received planning consent. This POSTnote reviews the evidence surrounding the construction of new nuclear power stations and the ways in which nuclear might contribute to emission reduction targets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Predictions | Electricity


What the fusion breakthrough in the US means for Europe

  2023-01-10 (or before) in Nature

An American lab has reached "ignition” with a technology that Europe has neglected. Italian fusion experts discuss whether it is time for a different strategy. An American lab has reached "ignition” with a technology that Europe has neglected. Italian fusion experts discuss whether it is time for a different strategy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea Level Rise? | Hakai Magazine

  2023-01-04 (or before) by in Hakai Magazine

As shorelines creep inland and storms worsen, nuclear reactors around the world face new challenges.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Sea Level


Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site

  2022-12-15 in The Guardian

The long read: Nothing is produced at Sellafield anymore. But making safe what is left behind is an almost unimaginably expensive and complex task that requires us to think not on a human timescale, but a planetary one

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Breakthrough in nuclear fusion could mean ‘near-limitless energy’

  2022-12-12 in The Guardian

Researchers managed to release more energy than they put in: a positive gain known as ignition

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency says Ukraine invasion boosted state spending on clean energy and ‘will accelerate transition to renewables’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Russia


Nuclear waste borehole safety - GEOSCIENTIST

  2022-09-20 by in Geoscientist - The magazine of the Geological Society of London

Dear Editors, In the autumn 2022 issue, Beswick and Gibb extolled the virtues of deep borehole disposal as an alternative to mined repositories for high-level nuclear waste disposal, asserting that: “geology in terms of isolation is only cosmetic.” The consensus is that geology is the ultimate barrier of the multibarrier containment system and that engineered […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Opinion | Nuclear Power Still Doesn’t Make Much Sense

  2022-09-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power


There will be no new nuclear power plants in the West

  2022-09-14 (or before) by in Jérôme ą Paris | Substack

There are better options, today

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear fusion breakthrough as Korean reactor achieves 100mC for 30 seconds | The Independent

  2022-09-09 (or before) in The Independent

‘Artificial sun’ achieves milestone towards near-limitless clean energy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas

  2022-08-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

More than half of France’s nuclear fleet are offline, its power prices are through the roof, and it faces a long-term supply problem.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia


Nuclear Power Plants Are Struggling to Stay Cool

  2022-07-25 (or before) in WIRED Magazine

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Parliament votes to give green labels to nuclear and gas

  2022-07-06 in Politico

Such power plants will be allowed to be marketed as sustainable investments on financial markets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Russia | Finance


‘Putin rubbing hands with glee’ after EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

Parliament backs plan to classify some projects as clean power investments

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Sellafield: An inside look at the most hazardous building in Western Europe as work to remove radioactive sludge begins

  2022-06-10 (or before) in Sky News

The most recent estimate by the Public Accounts Committee is that decommissioning the UK's nuclear sites will exceed £132 billion and take more than 120 years - so can the government justify a new nuclear programme if it costs this much to clean up the last one?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Sizewell C ‘may cost double government estimates and take five years longer to build’

  2022-05-22 in The Guardian

Research into costs of proposed Suffolk power station could further inflame debate over UK nuclear power

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


UK nuclear power stations’ decommissioning cost soars to £23.5bn

  2022-05-20 in The Guardian

Failures in government’s investment strategy mean taxpayer has contributed £10.7bn in just two years

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Tories plan big expansion of wind farms ‘to protect national security’

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

Planning rules to be relaxed so that renewables and nuclear power can boost energy independence after Ukraine invasion

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Russia


U.S. Project Reaches Major Milestone toward Practical Fusion Power

  2022-02-26 (or before) by in Scientific American

In a world first, the National Ignition Facility has generated a “burning plasma,” a fusion reaction on the cusp of being self-sustaining

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Nuclear fusion heat record a ‘huge step’ in quest for new energy source

  2022-02-09 in The Guardian

Oxfordshire scientists’ feat raises hopes of using reactions that power sun for low-carbon energy

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


European researchers achieve fusion energy record

  2022-02-09 (or before) in EUROfusion - Realising Fusion Energy

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors

  2022-02-05 (or before) in YouTube

The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century. Technologies such as very-high-temperature gas-cooled reactors an...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Nuclear Is Too Risky to Aid Climate Fight, Former Regulators Say

  2022-01-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Nuclear power is too risky and expensive to address the growing threat of climate change, according to an international coalition of former regulators.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Coal | Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


EU green finance advisors slam Brussels over nuclear, fossil gas

  2022-01-25 (or before) in EURACTIV

The group of experts advising the European Commission on green finance has criticised plans by Brussels to label gas and nuclear power as a “transitional” source of energy under the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Finance


Recreating the Sun: What is nuclear fusion, is it dangerous and is it likely?

  2022-01-02 (or before) in CGTN - European news

Scientists have long been trying to harness nuclear fusion – much safer and more powerful than fission, but also much more difficult...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


US and China Scientific Fusion In and Outside of the Lab Continues – Asia Matters for America

  2022-01-02 (or before) in Asia Matters for America - Asia Matters for America

Collaboration between American and Chinese scientists leads to global innovation and progress

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


New dawn: Chinese scientists move step closer to creating ‘artificial sun’ in quest for limitless energy via nuclear fusion

  2022-01-02 (or before) in South China Morning Post

New dawn: Chinese scientists move step closer to creating ‘artificial sun’ in quest for limitless energy via nuclear fusion

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Fusion - Frequently asked questions | IAEA

  2022-01-02 (or before) in iaea.org

Fusion is among the most environmentally friendly sources of energy. There are no CO2 or other harmful atmospheric emissions from the fusion process, which means that fusion does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions or global warming. Its two sources of fuel, hydrogen and lithium, are widely available in many parts of the Earth.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Lithium | Greenhouse Gases | Nuclear Fusion


MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

  2022-01-02 (or before) in Popular Mechanics

New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Nuclear Fusion


Chinese Scientists Say They’ve Discovered Cheap New Way to Do Nuclear Fusion

  2022-01-01 (or before) in Futurism | Science and Technology News and Videos

A team of scientists in China say they’ve discovered a cost-effective method of creating fusion energy that could rival much more expensive counterparts.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

  2021-12-29 (or before) by in Forbes

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity


Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? - BBC News

  2021-12-06 (or before) in The BBC

The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Coal | Climate Change | Japan


“Slow Disaster Playing Out” As Germany Moves To Shut Down 8.5 GW Of Baseload Nuclear Capacity

  2021-11-29 in Watts Up With That?

In just over a month, Germany will close 3 of its newest and best nuclear power plants and more than 4050 MW of electricity will disappear from northern Europe’s power grid. 4050 MW is equivalent t…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Germany | Electricity | Electricity Grid


EU’s Climate Chief Signals Natural Gas Will Be Included in Green Transition

  2021-11-23 (or before) in Bloomberg

European Union climate chief Frans Timmermans gave the clearest signal yet that the bloc is considering a role for natural gas under its green rulebook for investments, setting up a clash with some national governments.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


COP26 – Fusion: abundant, safe and sustainable energy for the future - Fusion for Energy

  2021-11-08 in fusionforenergy.europa.eu

Official publication highlights the long-term potential of fusion in the zero-carbon economy

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | COP26 | Nuclear Fusion


Polar Zero: climate science-art collaboration - British Antarctic Survey

  2021-10-10 (or before) in British Antarctic Survey

The Polar Zero experience at Glasgow Science Centre is a fusion of science and art made for COP26 climate summit

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | COP26 | Nuclear Fusion | Antarctic


Nuclear-powered subs open opportunities for Australia

  2021-09-16 in Minerals Council of Australia

Reforming the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is the first step in developing the skills and infrastructure to support the critical technology needed to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as announced today by the Australian, British and United States governments. This is an incredible opportunity for Australia’s economy – not only will we develop the skills and infrastructure to support this naval technology, but it connects us to the growing global nuclear power industry and its supply chains.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Minerals


MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy

  2021-09-13 (or before) in MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created. The demonstration helps resolve the greatest uncertainty in the quest to build the first fusion power plant that can produce more energy than it consumes, according to project leaders at MIT and startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS).

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Past world economic production constrains current energy demands: Persistent scaling with implications for economic growth and climate change mitigation

  2021-08-08 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Climate change has become intertwined with the global economy. Here, we describe the contribution of inertia to future trends. Drawing from thermodynamic principles, and using 38 years of available statistics between 1980 to 2017, we find a constant scaling between current rates of world primary energy consumption E ( t ) and the historical time integral W of past world inflation-adjusted economic production Y, or W ( t ) = ∫ 0 t Y ( t ′ ) d t ′. In each year, over a period during which both E and W more than doubled, the ratio of the two remained nearly unchanged, that is λ = E ( t ) ( t ) / W ( t ) = 5 ....

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Predictions | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


Safe Limit for Global Warming Is Lowered Dramatically by Experts

  2021-06-23 (or before) by in Scientific American

Carbon taxes and nuclear power will be necessary to cut CO2 emissions quickly enough to avert disastrous climate change, they say

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Geoengineering


World's most powerful magnet being shipped to ITER fusion reactor

  2021-06-22 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Mast Upgrade: UK experiment could sweep aside fusion hurdle - BBC News

  2021-06-18 (or before) in The BBC

Results from a UK experiment could help clear a hurdle to achieving commercial fusion power.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Nuclear Energy

  2021-04-13 (or before) in Our World in Data

As the world attempts to transition its energy systems away from fossil fuels towards low-carbon sources of energy, we have a range of energy options: renewable energy technologies such as hydropower, wind and solar, but also nuclear power. Nuclear energy and renewable technologies typically emit very little CO2 per unit of energy production, and are also much better than fossil fuels in limiting levels of local air pollution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Nuclear energy, ten years after Fukushima

  2021-03-09 (or before) in Nature

Amid the urgent need to decarbonize, the industry that delivers one-tenth of global electricity must consult the public on reactor research, design, regulation, location and waste. Amid the urgent need to decarbonize, the industry that delivers one-tenth of global electricity must consult the public on reactor research, design, regulation, location and waste.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

  2021-03-05 (or before) in The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

Climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a major global threat. That's why the world needs a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


Trump loyalists aim to block Biden's goal to rejoin Iran and Paris agreements

  2020-12-22 in The Guardian

Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham urge Trump to submit Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate agreement to Senate to undercut future attempts to revive them

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | US Politics | Iran


How the Kingston coal ash spill unearthed a nuclear nightmare

  2020-12-15 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Workers wondered: What happened the night the dredging stopped?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Coal


UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blame

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The key areas of Boris Johnson's 'green industrial revolution'

  2020-11-17 in The Guardian

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Trees


The Complete Case For Nuclear — Environmental Progress

  2020-10-25 (or before) in Environmental Progress

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is ‘Very Likely to Work,’ Studies Suggest (Published 2020)

  2020-09-29 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France

  2020-07-28 in The Guardian

Project aims to show that clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scale

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Nuclear Fusion | France


What if Covid-19 isn't our biggest threat?

  2020-04-26 in The Guardian

Experts who assess global peril saw a pandemic coming, but they have worse worries for humanity

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy

  2020-01-07 in The Guardian

Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels


A lightbulb moment for nuclear fusion?

  2019-10-27 in The Guardian

Scientists pursuing the holy grail of energy generation are taking giant steps

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


So You Think We're Reducing Fossil Fuel Use? Think Again.

  2019-07-21 (or before) by in Forbes

If you think we’re doing a good job of curbing fossil fuel use, you're mistaken. Oil production is exploding in America. Growth in coal in the developing world shows no sign of slowing, and gas has kicked into high gear most everywhere. Renewables are increasing slower. Nuclear and hydro are flat.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Nuclear Power


Robots, war, climate: is apocalyptic rhetoric dangerous for Democratic candidates?

  2019-05-02 in The Guardian

Critics say that warnings of impacts of automation, nuclear catastrophe and environmental collapse outlined by several candidates are not politically helpful, and even dangerous

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Collapse


Noam Chomsky: 'In a couple of generations, organized human society may not survive.' 

  2019-02-12 by in Canada's National Observer

In recent years, Chomsky has turned his mind to the existential threat of global warming, a “threat to the perpetuation of organized human life,” on par with nuclear war. Now, in an exclusive interview with National Observer on Jan. 22, Chomsky directly addresses the specific relationship between media and the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer? - BBC News

  2019-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


Fusion breakthrough as China's "artificial sun" reaches 100 million degrees

  2018-11-15 in New Atlas

The day of clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion has taken another step closer after China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reached a core plasma temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius (180 million degrees Fahrenheit).

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | China | Nuclear Fusion


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