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Clean Energy or Weapons? What the ‘Breakthrough’ in Nuclear Fusion Really Means via The Wire

By M.V. Ramana On December 13, the US Department of Energy announced that the National Ignition Facility had reached a “milestone”: the achievement of “ignition” in nuclear fusion earlier in the month. While the step has been described as a milestone in clean energy, … Continue reading

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French Nuclear Cuts Extend to Next Week as Temperatures Soar via Bloomberg

Reactor availability has shrunk to just 46%, pushing up prices Paris is set to see temperatures of almost 40 degrees Celsius By Lars Paulsson, Priscila Azevedo Rocha, and Todd GillespieJuly 15, 2022 at 3:25 AM CDTUpdated onJuly 15, 2022 at … Continue reading

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Why not new nuclear power? via Mark Z. Jacobson

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Why is the UK government backing nuclear power when onshore wind is so much better? via The Guardian

Using windfarms would be an easy, quick, cheap and actually popular way to solve the energy bill crisis After Friday’s huge jump in energy costs, millions of people across the UK face a frightening future. Urgent measures are needed but, instead … Continue reading

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Forest fires erupt around Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine via The Guardian

Forest fires have erupted in the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, with Ukraine claiming that Russian control of the abandoned power plant is hampering efforts to control the flames. At least seven fires have been spotted within Chernobyl’s exclusion zone via … Continue reading

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Ukrainians took to the streets to avert a nuclear disaster. Will Americans do the same? via Waging Nonviolence

By Paul Gunter and Linda Pentz Gunter On March 2, a striking news clip found its way onto the internet. It showed nuclear power plant workers and ordinary citizens blockading the access road to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. […] … Continue reading

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Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments via New York Times

The draft proposal could help unleash a wave of investment, but critics say both sources of energy cause damage to the environment. By Liz Alderman and Monika PronczukPublished Jan. 2, 2022Updated Jan. 4, 2022 The European Union has drawn up plans to classify some nuclear … Continue reading

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Fury as EU moves ahead with plans to label gas and nuclear as ‘green’ via The Guardian

Brussels faces backlash and charges of greenwashing after publishing draft proposals on New Year’s Eve The European Commission is facing a furious backlash over plans to allow gas and nuclear to be labelled as “green” investments, as Germany’s economy minister led the … Continue reading

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How Green Is Nuclear Energy via BBC Learning English

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EXCLUSIVE German parties agree on 2030 coal phase-out in coalition talks -sources via Reuters

By Marcus Wacket BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats, who are negotiating to form a new government, have agreed to commit to a coal phase-out by 2030 in a coalition deal, sources involved … Continue reading

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