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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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German Economy Minister – Do not want imported nuclear power to make up for coal phase-out: ZDF via Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Monday said that he did not want Germany to compensate for a planned phase out of coal-fired power by 2038 by importing nuclear power from neighbouring countries. “We want energy security … Continue reading

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Nuclear energy can’t meet challenge of addressing climate change, says former regulator via The Hill

A former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Thursday cast doubt about whether nuclear technology can be used to combat climate change. “The greatest threat we face right now is climate change, and nuclear power is tossed … Continue reading

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Energy Department Announces up to $3.5M for Nuclear-Compatible Hydrogen Production via Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $3.5 million for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources. Many utilities are now economically incentivized to consider integrating nuclear energy production with other industrial processes … Continue reading

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More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined via pv magazine

A new report from a think tank headed by former Energy Secretary Moniz reveals an additional 100,000 jobs with a part-time solar component, and hints at the political powerhouse that solar is becoming. In the 1990s, the phrase, “it’s the … Continue reading

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Subsidies For Coal, Nuclear In The Latest Federal Budget via OILPRICE.com

The two year spending bill just passed by Congress and signed by the President attempts to make good on the administration’s promised tilt towards coal and nuclear power. For the energy industry the bill contains an assortment of subsidies, emergency … Continue reading

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Paying Nuclear Losers for ‘Clean’ Power Upends U.S. Markets via Bloomberg

Some U.S. states are trying to save money-losing nuclear plants — and disrupting America’s electricity markets in the process. New York and Illinois have cleared the way for nuclear power to be subsidized with higher fees on buyers — aid … Continue reading

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Bill to label nuclear energy as renewable stalls via New Mexico Political Report

A bill aimed at classifying nuclear power as a renewable energy source in New Mexico stalled Thursday afternoon in committee on a tie vote. House Bill 406, sponsored by Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad, would have amended the state’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Hitachi Keeps Faith in U.K. Nuclear Plan as Green Costs Drop via Bloomberg

Hitachi Ltd.’s U.K. nuclear unit is sticking with its “aggressive” plan to build at least four reactors in the U.K. even as wind, solar and battery technology costs keep falling. Renewable energy still needs to be complemented by round-the-clock output … Continue reading

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Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets via Phys.org

A strong national commitment to nuclear energy goes hand in hand with weak performance on climate change targets, researchers at the University of Sussex and the Vienna School of International Studies have found. A new study of European countries, published … Continue reading

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