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US-Saudi civil nuclear negotiations: finding a practical compromise - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:18

US-Saudi civil nuclear negotiations: finding a practical compromise
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
After a lengthy hiatus, negotiations will soon resume between the United States and Saudi Arabia on an agreement for civil nuclear cooperation. Concluding a bilateral civil nuclear agreement (often called a "123 agreement," after the section of the ...

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It's time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change - Grist

News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:05

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It's time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change
Grist
Solar power has grown at a whopping 68 percent average rate over the past 10 years, but still accounts for less than 2 percent of total U.S. electricity generation. The 99 reactors in the U.S. generate about 10 times that amount. Roughly 30 nuclear ...

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Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors - The Guardian

News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:15

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Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors
The Guardian
Fears over the security of Brazil's two nuclear power plants have been raised after a heavily armed gang raided a secure workers' condominium just a kilometre away and blew up two cash machines. About 10 men held security guards hostage at around 3am ...

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Trump-appointed federal regulators shut down a big push to support coal and nuclear power - Business Insider

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:01

Business Insider

Trump-appointed federal regulators shut down a big push to support coal and nuclear power
Business Insider
Energy Secretary Rick Perry backed a proposal to support aging coal and nuclear power plants based on the idea that they were supposedly more "resilient" to disasters than other types of generators. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

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Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant - Los Angeles Times

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:56

Los Angeles Times

Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant
Los Angeles Times
The nuclear plant's operator, Pacific Gas & Electric, in 2016 announced an agreement with a collection of environmental and labor groups to shut down the plant, which has delivered electricity since 1985. The utility said Diablo Canyon would be ...

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California approves closure of last nuclear power plant - The Hill

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:52

The Hill

California approves closure of last nuclear power plant
The Hill
California officials voted Thursday to approve the closing of the state's last remaining nuclear power plant. All five members of the California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s request to close the Diablo ...
Nuclear power receives its death sentence in California: Regulators vote to shut down Diablo CanyonThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant shutdown plan approved, closure will raise PG&E customer billsThe Mercury News
California's last nuclear plant to closeWashington Examiner
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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station back online - Cape Cod Times

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:30

Cape Cod Times

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station back online
Cape Cod Times
PLYMOUTH — The reactor at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station went back online Wednesday night, six days after operators powered the reactor down due to partial loss of offsite electricity during a nor'easter that lashed the region with high winds and ...
Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after storm shutdownThe Patriot Ledger

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How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem - Phys.Org

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:30

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How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem
Phys.Org
Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was followed by a catastrophic tsunami, resulting in the first nuclear disaster of the 21st century – at the ...

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Nuclear power could devastate - New Times SLO

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:15

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Nuclear power could devastate
New Times SLO
I am grateful that New Times published Ellie Ripley's thoughts on Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant ("Safe, clean, and reliable," Dec. 21). It is important to hear multiple sides to any issue. I am glad she has witnessed careful thought and management ...

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The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power - Inter Press Service

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:13

Inter Press Service

The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power
Inter Press Service
But that recognition seems elusive– despite the increasing nuclear threats by Pyongyang and the continued war of words between two of the world's most unpredictable leaders: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Arguing that ...
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North Korea talks: We've been here before and it doesn't end wellABC Online
Nuclear diplomacy must first address Pyongyang's paranoiaThe Australian
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Tokyo, London fully behind Hitachi nuclear project in Britain - Asahi Shimbun

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:52

Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo, London fully behind Hitachi nuclear project in Britain
Asahi Shimbun
Japan and Britain have agreed to provide the lion's share of financing for a nuclear power plant project planned by Hitachi Ltd. on the island of Anglesey off northwest Wales, sources said. The two governments are set to extend a combined 2.2 trillion ...

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Two ex-prime ministers team up on 'bill' to end nuclear power - Asahi Shimbun

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:55

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Two ex-prime ministers team up on 'bill' to end nuclear power
Asahi Shimbun
Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa on Jan. 10 announced the drafting of a "bill" to immediately halt all nuclear power plants in Japan and require electricity needs to be met with renewable sources by 2050. In a news ...
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Australia has 'missed the boat' on nuclear power - The Sydney Morning Herald

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:22

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Australia has 'missed the boat' on nuclear power
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Conservation Foundation nuclear free campaigner Dave Sweeney said talk of nuclear power was "a dangerous distraction" from the steps that needed to address the energy and climate challenges facing Australia. Nuclear energy has been ...

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California regulators to decide fate of state's last nuclear plant Thursday - San Francisco Chronicle

News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:11

San Francisco Chronicle

California regulators to decide fate of state's last nuclear plant Thursday
San Francisco Chronicle
It has also been the state's single largest power plant, generating 9 percent of the state's electricity without producing greenhouse gases. The plant's owner, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., in 2016 reached an agreement with several labor and ...

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Civic group proposes bill for Japan to exit nuclear power - Japan ... - Japan Today

News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:06

Japan Today

Civic group proposes bill for Japan to exit nuclear power - Japan ...
Japan Today
A Japanese civic group of activists, scholars and former politicians proposed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's use of renewable energy and exit nuclear power in the hope of gaining the support of ruling and opposition parties. "We will ...
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Japan ex-prime minister Koizumi pushes bill to kill nuclear power - Nikkei Asian Review

News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:40

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan ex-prime minister Koizumi pushes bill to kill nuclear power
Nikkei Asian Review
The group called for wide-ranging cooperation among ruling and opposition parties with the aim of submitting a bill to the regular Diet session set to convene Jan. 22. The leader of the anti-nuclear group later took part in an energy-policy discussion ...

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Japanese ex-prime ministers push bill to kill nuclear power - Nikkei Asian Review

News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:41

Japanese ex-prime ministers push bill to kill nuclear power
Nikkei Asian Review
Moving Japan away from nuclear power "is difficult under the [Shinzo] Abe administration," former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told a press conference at the Diet. But that goal, he said, "will absolutely be realized in the near future, with ...

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High or low: which of IAEA's future nuclear capacity scenarios is most realistic? - Power Technology

News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:13

Power Technology

High or low: which of IAEA's future nuclear capacity scenarios is most realistic?
Power Technology
Yet, since 2010, the IAEA's annual projections of total nuclear power generating capacity have progressively declined. It's not surprising when you consider the global nuclear industry has faced financial woes, safety blows, public opposition and, more ...

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