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Noisy support for an obvious failure via Beyond Nuclear International

By Andrew Stirling and Phil Johnstone At Edinburgh’s Haymarket station, on the route used by COP26 delegates hopping across to Glasgow last November, a large poster displayed a vista from the head of Loch Shiel. In the foreground, a monument … Continue reading

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A Nuclear-Powered Shower? Russia Tests a Climate Innovation. via New York Times

A remote Siberian town now has its own miniature nuclear plant as a Russian state company tests a new model for residential heating. Some see it as a tool to minimize climate change. By Andrew E. Kramer PEVEK, Russia — The … Continue reading

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Do France’s plans for small nuclear reactors have hidden agenda? via DW

Although France plans to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, experts doubt that this is ecologically and economically sensible. Yet it may be more about geopolitical strategy than energy. In the wake of the disaster at nuclear power plant Fukushima … Continue reading

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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power via Climate News Network

By Paul Dorfman As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. LONDON, 25 November, 2020 – News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned … Continue reading

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U.S. backs project for small nuclear reactors via CNN

[…] Unlike current designs, the units — shorthanded as SMRs — are designed to be installed underground instead of being located inside towering concrete buildings. They could run longer on the same nuclear fuel, and additional reactors could be added … Continue reading

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