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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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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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Extending nuclear plants’ runtime not advisable, German govt concludes via Clean Energy Wire

Germany’s government has concluded that prolonging the runtime of its remaining nuclear power plants is not advisable even in the current energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion on Ukraine. “Following a cost-benefit analysis, a longer runtime for the three … 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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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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COP26 climate change summit: Rising seas pose a threat to nuclear bases and power plants – Scotsman comment via The Scotsman

She came from Panama to Glasgow to tell the world how the rise in sea level is destroying the homeland of her people. As Agar Iklenia Tejada, 31, spoke of how three of the islands occupied by the Guna people … Continue reading

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Greg Jaczko: Funding Nuclear Energy Is A WASTE Of Government Resources, The Industry Is DYING via The Hill

Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Greg Jaczko, explains why U.S. nuclear programs are not up to par in fighting climate change. Site

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After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not via NPR

By Kat Lansdorf Atop a small hill on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu sits a small solar farm with big, broad panels lined up in rows, tilting to catch the sun. Lush vegetation creeps over the edges of the … Continue reading

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How scientists traced a uranium cube to Nazi Germany’s nuclear reactor program via Science News

A radioactive relic from World War II wound up in the hands of physicist Timothy Koeth BY  EMILY CONOVER The mysterious cube arrived in the summer of 2013. Physicist Timothy Koeth had agreed to go to a parking lot for an … Continue reading

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A Child Explains Why He Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Playroom via Motherboard

By Rob Dozier “I realized that certain things that I thought were impossible for someone my age aren’t impossible,” said Jackson Oswalt, 14. Memphis-native Jackson Oswalt is a pretty normal eighth grader in most regards. He plays tennis and runs cross … Continue reading

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