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Wind turbines and solar panels into nuclear weapons: the UK’s new industrial strategy? via Ecologist

The UK government is punishing renewable energy for its success in generating 25% of the country’s electricity, writes Stuart Parkinson. But there’s no austerity when it comes to the bloated military-nuclear industrial sector, no matter how egregious its failures or … Continue reading

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Over 3 Times More Green Jobs Per $1 Invested Than Fossil Fuel Or Nuclear Jobs via Clean Technica

[…]Robert Pollin, the President of Pear Energy and a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has studied this matter in depth with the Department of Energy and the International Labour Organization. As his Pear Energy team writes: “The … Continue reading

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Japan’s renewable revolution at risk via BBC News

Could Japan survive without nuclear power? The short answer to that question is yes. Japan has been surviving surprisingly well without nuclear power for the last four years. Following the Fukushima disaster in March 2011 all of Japan’s 48 other … Continue reading

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Big, Expensive Power Plants Undermine a Clean Energy Future via Renewable Energy World.com

With the rich history of cost overruns in the nuclear industry, Xcel Energy and Minnesota regulators shouldn’t have been surprised when the retrofit cost for the Monticello nuclear power plant ballooned to more than twice the original estimate. Regulators asked … Continue reading

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Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible on Obama India visit via The Japan Times

GANDHINAGAL, INDIA – There could be progress on U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, U.S. officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some … Continue reading

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New York Reactor’s Survival Tests Pricey Nuclear via Bloomberg

Exelon Corp. (EXC), the biggest U.S. owner of nuclear reactors, needs to almost double power prices to keep a New York plant running in a move that promises to show just how far regulators will go to keep uneconomic plants … Continue reading

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Scottish renewable energy overtakes nuclear in 2014 via edie.net

Scotland has broken renewable energy generation records, producing 10.3TWh of electricity in the first half of 2014 and overtaking nuclear as the country’s main source of power. According to new independent figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change … Continue reading

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Nuclear power may not be needed, says top atomic advocate via The Telegraph

Sir David King, former chief scientist and champion of the nuclear newbuild, says the top priority must be to develop storage for renewable energy, reports Geoffrey Lean […] The occasion was a scintillating lecture by Prof Sir David King, the … Continue reading

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Ontake should force Japanese to rethink nuclear push via Chicago Tribune

With the discovery of a 47th body on the slopes of Mt. Ontake, the volcano’s eruption is now Japan’s deadliest in 88 years. It’s impossible not to worry about an even bigger volcanic threat that lies just 90 miles from … Continue reading

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Japan’s former PM tells of Tokyo evacuation risk after Fukushima via The Brisbane Times

He has told the USA’s Huffington Post of his conversion to renewable energy in this way. “Before the Fukushima accident, with the belief that no nuclear accident would happen as long as the safety measures were followed properly, I had … Continue reading

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