Tag: Nuclear


Agence France-Presse reports that TEPCO’s handling of radioactive water at Fukushima has been like “whack-a-mole”, according to a minister who visited the plant, and he is pledging Japan’s government would step up its involvement at the site. 300 tonnes of Read more…


In September, an environmental conference in France took place setting the policy of the new President, Mr. François Hollande and his government. This posts present the various points and how they differ or are in the line of the previous Read more…


Renewable sources of energy provided a greater share of U.S. domestic energy production than nuclear during the first nine months of 2011, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest monthly energy revie…


According to a report in Renewables International, it could well be. The publication said negotiations carried out by a coalition headed by the Social Democrats has convinced politicians to phase out nuclear, following in the footsteps of Germany and Switzerland, Read more…


Common sense, every day actions such as switching off lights, unplugging appliances when not in use, reducing heating and washing clothes on cooler cycles may have a bigger impact on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions than previously estimated.


Yesterday the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced a bold plan to slash the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The plan calls for renewable energy to supply 60% of the country’s energy needs by 2050. As the environment minister Norbert Read more…


rAccording to Agence France Presse (AFP), the French government will launch next month a tender for contracts of 10 billion euros ($12.6 billion) to build 3,000 MW of offshore wind capacity. 600 wind turbines will be implemented within five to Read more…


If a new technology employing Uranium-238 should succeed, we could see the energy crisis solved within our lifetimes. By using the spent nuclear fuel from existing reactors and the uranium from the earth’s crust, this novel technology has the potential to power the world for centuries to come.


A very interesting and controversial study emerged recently, comparing nuclear and solar costs no less. The study, “Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover“, was prepared by John O. Blackburn and Sam Cunningham for NC Warn, a climate change Read more…


On Monday the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest country report on France. These reports are generally issued every five years. Although France has not been immune to the global economic downturn, the climate change plan known as the Read more…


The oil industry’s decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them. Has BP ever made a profit? The question looks daft. The oil company posted profits of $26 Read more…


Daniel B. Botkin’s new book, Powering The Future: A Scientist’s Guide to Energy Independence, offers a balanced look at the issues surrounding our future energy resources. In his own words, Botkin provided CleanTechies with an overview of his vision: “We hear Read more…


President Obama is supporting an ambitious plan to increase biofuel production in the U.S. and to develop 5 to 10 demonstration projects to capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and store the CO2 underground. Unveiling a policy to Read more…

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