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Solar power to become cheaper than nuclear power by 2030, Japanese government says via Hankyoreh

The ‘nuclear power myth’ has now collapsed not just in terms of safety but also in terms of cost Solar power, an eco-friendly and renewable source of energy, could overtake nuclear power to become the cheapest form of energy by … Continue reading

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More Than Half of America’s Nuclear Reactors Are Losing Money via Bloomberg

  More than half of America’s nuclear reactors are bleeding cash, racking up losses totaling about $2.9 billion a year, based on a Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis. Nuclear power plants are getting paid $20 to $30 a megawatt-hour for … Continue reading

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New nuclear reactor builds fall to zero in H1 2016: report via Reuters

Construction starts for new nuclear reactors fell to zero globally in the first half of 2016 as the atomic industry struggles against falling costs for renewables and a slowdown in Chinese building, a report on the industry showed on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Analysis: Levy nuclear plant twice the cost of a natural gas facility via Tampa Bay Times

[…] State officials repeat the nuclear-is-cheaper gospel so often, the Tampa Bay Times set out to see if the premise is true. The analysis compared the cost of the Levy nuclear plant to a natural gas facility, using a set … Continue reading

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The economics of a US civilian nuclear phase-out via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Amory B. Lovins […]An expanding fraction of well-running nuclear plants is now challenged to compete with moderating wholesale power prices, while plants needing major repairs or located in regions rich in wind power increasingly face difficult choices of whether to … Continue reading

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Constellation Energy takeover not working out as planned for Exelon via Crain’s Chicago Business

Exelon Corp.’s main reason for spending billions to acquire Constellation Energy Group Inc. earlier this year was to get big in the business of selling electricity to companies and households, a growing market. But in just four months, Exelon significantly … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Global Warming via Alter-Net

There is no “nuclear renaissance” and there won’t be: it just doesn’t make sense economically. Despite the triple meltdown at Fukushima—which has driven tens of thousands of Japanese from their homes, cast radioactive fallout across the U.S., and will likely … Continue reading

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