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Unfinished Nuclear Plant, 4 Decades and $5 Billion Later, Will Be Sold via The New York Times

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — After spending more than 40 years and $5 billion on an unfinished nuclear power plant in northeastern Alabama, the nation’s largest federal utility is preparing to sell the property at a fraction of its cost. The utility, … Continue reading

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EIUG head calls for rethink on SA’s nuclear plan via Engineering News

The head of South Africa’s Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG), which represents Eskom’s largest mining and industrial customers, has called for a full review of the country’s future generation capacity options, including the validity of pursuing a “substantial, expensive and … Continue reading

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ASHES TO HONEY: Documenting the movement against nuclear power in Japan! via Zakka Films

For 28 years, the people of Iwaishima Island, living in the middle of the beautiful Inland Sea, have been opposing a plan to build a nuclear power plant. The island has a 1000-year history during which people have preserved their … Continue reading

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Ogata casts doubt on widsom of exporting nuclear plant technology via The Asahi Shimbun

CAIRO–Veteran diplomat Sadako Ogata, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has taken issue with the government’s drive to export nuclear plant technology. While prefacing her comment as her own personal opinion, Ogata, 84, said, “I wonder if it … Continue reading

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Education Ministry okays teaching nuclear risks via House of Japan

… The ministry has decided to offer funds to municipalities whose schools teach the danger of nuclear accidents and other disadvantages of nuclear power generation. Until now, the subsidies only covered programs that help students better understand the use of … Continue reading

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Gov’t eyes new law to promote renewable energy in farming communities via The Mainichi Daily News

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The farm ministry is considering a new law to promote power generation in farming and fishing communities using renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, government sources said Tuesday. The legislation, envisioned by the Agriculture, Forestry … Continue reading

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Fukushima residents tour German renewable village; learn about non-nuclear energy sources via The Washington Post

FELDHEIM, Germany — A group of residents from the radiation-stricken area around Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactors and a Tokyo actor are visiting Germany to learn how renewable energy could work in their homeland. Among them is Tatsuko Okara, an organic … Continue reading

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Utility Reform Eluding Japan After Nuclear Plant Disaster via The New York Times

By NORIMITSU ONISHI and MARTIN FACKLER Published: November 17, 2011 TOKYO — In a direct act of rebellion against Tokyo Electric Power Company, which owns the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the local government in Tokyo is moving swiftly to build … Continue reading

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We Brought Fukushima Disaster to Ourselves, Murakami Asserts via UK Progressive

Terming Fukushima Japan’s “second massive nuclear disaster,” novelist Haruki Murakami said “this time no one dropped a bomb on us” but instead “we set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, … Continue reading

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Arab Energy Ministers & the Wind, Solar & Bio community to meet in Jordan via Energy Live News

Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Asem Bin Nayef; The Arab Renewable Energy Congress on 29-30 November 2011 in Amman, Jordan. The Arab Renewable Energy Commission will be holding the Arab Renewable Energy Congress on 29-30 November 2011 in … Continue reading

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