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power is slowly going out of style. Back in 1996, atomic energy supplied 17.6 percent of the world's electricity. Today that's down to just 10.8 percent -- and it could drop even further in the years ahead.
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After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
The decision of the Nuclear
Regulatory Authority (NRA) to approve the draft assessment for the two Sendai nuclear
reactors in Kyushu is a clear and dangerous signal that Japan`s nuclear
village--industry, regulators and government--is ...
The landscape of eastern Washington State is deceptively tranquil: a pastiche of vineyards, farms, scrub grass, ridges and windmills. But what appears peaceful and settled in the moment has proven restive and violent over geologic time. Beneath ...
Owners of at least two dozen nuclear
reactors across the United States, including the operator of Indian Point 2, in Buchanan, N.Y., have told the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission that they cannot show that their reactors would withstand the most ...
China, the EU and environmentalists criticized Japan at U.N. climate talks on Nov. 15 for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear
was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.The Japanese government on ...
South Korea has revised down its future reliance on nuclear
power, although growing energy demand and the shutdown
of aging reactors mean it is still likely to need more nuclear
-fired plants over the coming two decades.
Just after noon on Sept. 4, 2010, a squat, yellow-black cargo ship lumbered out of the Norwegian port of Kirkenes. Naked ridges of glacially scarred granite slid by on either side as the Nordic Barents motored toward the open sea with 41,000 tons ...
Last year was one for trend-setters and trend-buckers in climate news. Tracking the year through the Daily Climate archives, it's easy to spot 2013's winners and losers – climate change's version of nerds and prom kings, arena acts and wedding ...
California is regarded as the leading state when it comes to addressing climate change. But in 2012, according to analysts at Rhodium Group, California's carbon emissions actually increased more than 10 percent, bucking the national trend of ...
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 ...