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For sale: Used British nuclear submarines – Asia Times

It’s not like you can leave it in Aunt Edna’s backyard. Britain has retired twenty nuclear submarines since 1980. None have been disposed of — repeat, none — Read on asiatimes.com/2019/11/for-sale-used-british-nuclear-submarines/ (Surely no worries with Australian Aunt Edna’s yard?) Britain … Continue reading

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Should we be considering nuclear power as an alternative to coal?

Ian Lowe started out his career as a scientist excited about the possibilities that nuclear energy could offer, but over time he has changed his mind when considering the risks that nuclear energy also poses. Over the 100 years since … Continue reading

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Nuclear industry’s propaganda war rages on

3 June, 2021 − With renewable energy expanding fast, the nuclear industry’s propaganda war still claims it helps to combat climate change. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/nuclear-industrys-propaganda-war-rages-on/ Zoom conference Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) 75 year anniversary nukes on … Continue reading

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Why demand response is crucial to smart, renewable grids: the view from California

Could this Kind of Demand Response be another option to save nukes from being taken offline? Why demand response is crucial to smart, renewable grids: the view from California | One Step Off The Grid — Read on onestepoffthegrid.com.au/why-demand-response-is-crucial-to-future-renewable-grids-the-view-from-california/

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Nuclear power uses market fix to stifle wind energy

As with coal power in Oz, UK nuke proponents claim, after adding in compensation they must pay to renewables,taken offline for nuke benefit, that renewables not viable!! 18 June, 2020 − UK wind energy is forced to shut down to … Continue reading

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New generation nuclear designs remain elusive

New generation nuclear power stations that produce cheap electricity and less waste always seem about to appear, but so far they have not materialised, promises for the last 18 years, by the United States Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) as a … Continue reading

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About Gen4 nuke thorium reactors

Have always been intrigued by these things but only ever found confusion of strong opinions, for and against. Finally happened across rational explanation of the technology along with irrational cancellation by politicians. Sounds like they could have been a magic … Continue reading

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Nuclear revival runs out of time and money

Toshiba, the giant Japanese company that owns the American reactor designer Westinghouse, is the latest company to face financial difficulties due to unforeseen cost overruns and delays that run into billions of dollars…Westinghouse Electric’s troubles began after it bought construction contractor CB&I … Continue reading

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France’s nuclear power base rocked by Safety fears

France orders nuclear shutdowns to allow reactor safety checks after the discovery Nearly a third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents … Continue reading

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New Giga$ nukes in UK

French energy giant EDF, which already operates Hinkley Point B,British PM May has hails “new era UK nuclear power” after it ended years of uncertainty to give final approval to the £18 Billion ($A31.7B) Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset. French … Continue reading

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