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Japan shocked delegates at the UN Climate Conference Friday by abandoning its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Instead it will increase them by 3.1 percent.
The announcement, made Thursday in Tokyo in the ...
China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear
was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.
The Japanese government on ...
While David Cameron was donning hard hat and overalls at Hinkley Point last month to announce the construction of the first nuclear
reactor since the Fukushima disaster, coxless fours were rowing silently past Krümmel nuclear
plant near ...
It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear
reactors. Now, the scandal has snowballed, with 100 people indicted and Seoul under pressure to rethink its reliance on nuclear
From broken water pumps, leaky valves and steaming pipes to elusive electrical problems, it's been a tough year for Pilgrim Nuclear
Entergy, Pilgrim's owner and operator, has poured $500 million into the 41-year-old plant ...
As Hurricane Sandy barreled ashore a year ago, the storm forced the shutdown
of several Northeast coastal nuclear
power reactors, including the Oyster Creek plant on the Jersey Shore, which took the brunt of Sandy's huge storm surge. Another ...
The UK will be at increased risk of blackouts over the next two years unless electricity generators are given new financial incentives, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).
The difference between the amount of power that ...
Japan plans to start up 14 new gas and coal-fired power plants by the end of 2014, allowing a switch away from pricey oil, as Tokyo struggles with a shutdown
reactors and energy imports drive a record trade deficit.
There's no short-term threat to public safety, officials at the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission and other analysts said. On-site inspectors will remain on the job and employees will be called out of furlough in the case of an ...
reactors in the United States rely on a type of lithium that is produced only by China and Russia, and the supply may be drying up, according to a study to be released on Wednesday.The Government Accountability Office said ...
Environmental groups are howling, but energy companies are mostly staying mum about the government shutdown
and the trench warfare that has paralyzed Washington.Green groups have worked overtime to draw attention to the national park closures ...
A string of plant closures, project cancellations and other setbacks has raised new doubts about the future of nuclear
power in the United States, but there's disagreement about whether the retrenchment will be limited and temporary or the ...
Two years after catastrophe at Japan's Fukushima plant, sellers of atomic reactors woo potential buyers with the promise that lessons learned from one of the world's worst nuclear
disasters make the technology safer than ever.
The March ...
Japan will switch off its last nuclear
reactor on Monday, amid fears that a growing dependence on gas imports there could push up electricity bills in the UK.
Kansai Electric Power's only functioning reactor was scheduled to be ...
Japan is set to be nuclear
power-free, for just the third time in more than four decades, and with no firm date for re-starting an energy source that has provided about 30 percent of electricity to the world's third-largest ...
Entergy Corp will shut the Vermont Yankee nuclear
power plant, citing high costs tied to regulation and competition from cheap natural gas, bringing to an end a long battle with politicians and environmentalists seeking to close ...
Entergy Corporation today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear
Power Station in Vernon, Vermont. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown
in the fourth ...
South Korea ordered government offices to turn off their air conditioning as two power plants shut down Monday, a day after a minister warned of an imminent national energy crisis.
The Dangjin III plant, with a capacity of 500,000 kw, ...
The world`s largest operator of nuclear
power plants is dumping its stake in American reactors, turning its focus instead to wind and solar power.
French utility company EDF announced this week that it will sell its stake in ...
Six California state agencies met to try to satisfy competing electric and air quality issues amid the pressing need to replace the electric supply lost after the crippled San Onofre nuclear
plant was retired early, officials said on ...
Plans to expand wind energy into the most scenic parts of Germany are fuelling increasing opposition across the country.
Anti-wind campaigners are angry that areas including the forests made famous by the tales of the brothers Grimm are ...
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant, said Tuesday it plans to ask the country's nuclear
watch group for permission to restart two of its offline nuclear
reactors at a ...
President Obama's plan to use a mixture of mandates and flexible regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions is being viewed by energy industry
experts through an age-old axiom: The devil is in the details.
The plan appears to be a shot ...
Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide notched up 1.4 percent to 31.6 gigatonnes in 2012, a move in the opposite direction of an international climate goal to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency said in a report ...
The crippled San Onofre nuclear
plantwill be retired, its operator said on Friday, leaving Californiascrambling to keep the state's lights and air-conditioners onthis summer even as it pursues ambitious plans to reducegreenhouse ...