Category Archives: Nuclear

The German Coal Conundrum, busting the myth – The status of coal power in Germany’s energy transition

Is Germany building new coal plants to replace nuclear despite the country’s green ambitions? Many observers conclude so. But an in-depth look reveals that the growth of renewables has more than replaced nuclear power over the past decade. Coal is … Continue reading

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7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, … Continue reading

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The top 5 trends in India on Energy

1. There isn’t enough coal to supply India’s need for the next decade 2. Clean Energy is the next evolution which has come of age with Solar energy generation now equivalent to Thermal 3. Nuclear isn’t going to solve even … Continue reading

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Citigroup says the ‘Age of Renewables’ has begun

Investment banking giant Citigroup has hailed the start of the “age of renewables” in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, saying that solar and wind energy are getting competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants – even … Continue reading

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After Fukushima Disaster, Advocates Argue Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All

Ritesh: If Japan, a quality conscious nation can’t deal with a natural disaster, Indian Nuclear Power Plants touted as a resolution for Indian Energy woes are a disaster just waiting to happen. Disposal of Nuclear waste is another area which … Continue reading

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Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 – International Energy Agency

The 22 countries that participate in the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) share a strong interest in the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. As these same countries represent more than 75% of global energy consumption, 80% of global CO2 emissions and 75% … Continue reading

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South Korea shuts more nuclear power plants due to fake certificates

South Korea said this week it was suspending the operations of two nuclear power plants and extended the shutdown of a third to replace cables that were supplied using fake certificates, reports Reuters. The nuclear shut downs may result in … Continue reading

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