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EDITORIAL: Without national debate, radical nuclear policy shift intolerable via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The Kishida administration spent only four months on this policy initiative without making any serious effort to win broad public support. The attempt to chip away at important policy principles comes on the heels of its recent decision to drastically … Continue reading

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Ukraine still fears another Chernobyl-size disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear plant via Reader Supported News (NPR)

Julian Hayda 13 december 22 Sophia Arkadiyivna remembers when the Soviet Union built the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1977, just 20 miles from the village where she served as mayor. After years of atomic energy powering big Russian cities … Continue reading

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Why not new nuclear power? via Mark Z. Jacobson

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Opposition Grows to Reviving Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant via Associated Press (Reader Supported News)

Michael R. Blood […] Last month, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom raised the possibility that the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant — which sits on a coastal bluff halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles — could keep running beyond a … Continue reading

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Japan Says It Needs Nuclear Power. Can Host Towns Ever Trust It Again? via the New York Times

By Motoko rich and Hikari Hida KASHIWAZAKI, Japan — Growing up, Mika Kasahara saw the nuclear power plant that hugs the coast of her hometown simply as the place where her father worked, a familiar fortress of cooling tanks and … Continue reading

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Three myths about renewable energy and the grid, debunked via Beyond Nuclear International

By Amory B. Lovins and M.V. Ramana This story was originally published in Yale Environment 360. […] Myth No. 1: A grid that increasingly relies on renewable energy is an unreliable grid. Going by the cliché, “In God we trust; all others bring data,” it’s … Continue reading

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US nuclear power: Status, prospects, and climate implications via The Electricity Journal

By Amory V. Lovins Abstract Nuclear power is being intensively promoted and increasingly subsidized in both old and potential new forms. Yet it is simultaneously suffering a global slow-motion commercial collapse due to intrinsically poor economics. This summary in a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Could Help Europe Cut Its Russia Ties, but Not for Years via New York Times

April 26, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ETApril 26, 2022April 26, 2022 Liz Alderman and Stanley Reed PARIS — On the windswept coast of Flamanville, an industrial city in northwest France facing the choppy waters of the English Channel, a soaring concrete dome houses … Continue reading

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Small modular reactors offer no hope for nuclear energy via Advanced Science News

by M.V. Ramana | Jan 14, 2022 In December 2021, the government of Belgium joined an increasing number of countries expressing an interest in building what are called small modular reactors, which generate under 300 megawatts of electrical power — much smaller than … Continue reading

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Why is support for nuclear power noisiest just as its failures become most clear? via openDemocracy

Andrew Stirling Phil Johnstone […] During COP26, Nuclear Needs Net Zero laid on a pro-nuclear flash mob in central Glasgow, complete with young dancers wearing ‘we need to talk about nuclear’ T-shirts. Such is the ostensibly fresh, youthful face of today’s nuclear … Continue reading

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