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German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017 - RenewEconomy

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:56

RenewEconomy

German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017
RenewEconomy
That growth is equivalent to around 5% of German power demand. If Germany were to continue to expand renewables at that rate, it would theoretically be 100% renewable in 20 years starting from zero. But of course, Germany did not start 2017 at zero ...

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Saudis To Award Nuclear Power Contracts In December - OilPrice.com

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00

Bloomberg

Saudis To Award Nuclear Power Contracts In December
OilPrice.com
Saudi Arabia expects to award the contracts for the construction of its first nuclear reactors in December this year, and will be picking bidders from the pool of U.S., China, France, South Korea, and Russia, a Saudi official working with the project ...
Saudi Arabia Is Getting Ready for its First Nuclear-Power DealsBloomberg
Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plantReuters
Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban liftedReuters

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How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing - Fox News

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:48

Fox News

How to prepare and survive a nuclear bombing
Fox News
The other major issue is the radiation fallout, he said — the residual radioactive material that gets released into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast. It looks like a massive mushroom cloud and, once the radiation begins to fall, the ...
Analysis | Hawaii's missile-attack false alarm is hinting at the thin line between mishap and nuclear warPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nuclear Blast | Ready.govReady.gov
Gabbard: 'Unacceptable' false alarm missile warning in Hawaii underscores need for talks with North KoreaCNN

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Closure Shows California Betting on Batteries for Green Energy Future - InsideSources

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:40

InsideSources

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Closure Shows California Betting on Batteries for Green Energy Future
InsideSources
California has long sought to be at the forefront of a cleaner environment and cleaner energy standards. Although Bakersfield was the site of some of America's earliest oil production at the beginning of the 20th century, more recently, California has ...
The Devil is in the DiabloPower Line (blog)
California regulators approve retirement of 2.2GW Diablo Canyon nuclear plantEnergy Business Review

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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with nuclear, renewable power - gulfnews.com

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:43

gulfnews.com

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with nuclear, renewable power
gulfnews.com
Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with its renewables and nuclear power projects to meet rapidly growing power demand, top government officials from the kingdom said in Abu Dhabi. The country will build a nuclear plant comprising two reactors ...
Saudi Arabia Seen Awarding Nuclear-Reactor Contracts in DecemberBloomberg
Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plantReuters

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Analysis | Hawaii's missile-attack false alarm is hinting at the thin line between mishap and nuclear war - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:30

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Analysis | Hawaii's missile-attack false alarm is hinting at the thin line between mishap and nuclear war
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In May, a training exercise in New Jersey led to a dire “NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WARNING” being broadcast to two counties near the Hope Creek nuclear power plant in Salem County, N.J. State officials blamed “a coding error” for that mishap. In August, Guam ...
Pushing nuclear buttonsMennonite World Review

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Saudi Arabia Seen Awarding Nuclear-Reactor Contracts in December - Bloomberg

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:07

Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Seen Awarding Nuclear-Reactor Contracts in December
Bloomberg
Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, plans to award contracts in December for the construction of its first nuclear-power plants, according to a government official involved with the project. The kingdom has received requests from five ...
Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with nuclear, renewable powergulfnews.com
Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plantReuters

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Chernobyl goes green as solar plant nears completion - Alphr

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:28

NEWS.com.au

Chernobyl goes green as solar plant nears completion
Alphr
On 26 April 1986, the world's worst nuclear disaster took place at a Soviet nuclear reactor in Ukraine. At that moment in time, Chernobyl was put on the map and has been remembered as a disaster that led to the displacement of an entire town and an ...
Chernobyl: site of nuclear tragedy becomes a solar plantNEWS.com.au
Chernobyl's transformation into a massive solar plant is almost ...ScienceAlert
From a Nuclear Disaster Site to One of the World's Largest Solar Power PlantsGineersNow (press release) (blog)
The Independent -Interesting Engineering -RT
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The Solution to Trump's Nuclear Obsession - Pacific Standard

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:12

Pacific Standard

The Solution to Trump's Nuclear Obsession
Pacific Standard
Giving one person the power to use a nuclear weapon was always a bad idea, not to mention illegal and anti-American. In the words of scholar Elaine Scarry, when nuclear power resides in one person, "it's our whole population that has now been deprived ...
The New Détente in US-North Korea Nuclear Stalemate: Dynamics and ChallengesTHISDAY Newspapers

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Ahsan says India is an 'irresponsible nuclear power' - Pakistan Observer

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:49

Pakistan Today

Ahsan says India is an 'irresponsible nuclear power'
Pakistan Observer
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal remarked that the statement of Indian army chief on calling Pakistan's 'nuclear bluff' was “irresponsible”. Nuclear powers across the world show responsible behaviour but the statement proves that India is an ...
Fire stoked by India 'could engulf region'The Express Tribune
'Game' played in Balochistan dented national interest: AhsanThe News International
India asked not to spread war hysteriaThe Nation
Pakistan Today -Scroll.in
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New nuclear power can't compete with cheap solar power, says IRENA report - Energy Matters

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:18

New nuclear power can't compete with cheap solar power, says IRENA report
Energy Matters
The falling cost of renewable energy means nuclear power can't compete with cheap solar poweri n developed countries. This is revealed in a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which tracked falling renewable costs across ...

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Chernobyl: site of nuclear tragedy becomes a solar plant - NEWS.com.au

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:15

NEWS.com.au

Chernobyl: site of nuclear tragedy becomes a solar plant
NEWS.com.au
AT ground zero of Ukraine's Chernobyl tragedy, workers in orange vests are busy erecting hundreds of dark-coloured panels as the country gets ready to launch its first solar plant to revive the abandoned territory.
From a Nuclear Disaster Site to One of the World's Largest Solar Power PlantsGineersNow (press release) (blog)
Chernobyl's transformation into a massive solar plant is almost ...ScienceAlert
Once an Irradiated Wasteland, Chernobyl Now Holds a 3800 Panel Solar FarmInteresting Engineering

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Chernobyl nuclear power plant transformed into a massive solar plant - PerthNow

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:41

PerthNow

Chernobyl nuclear power plant transformed into a massive solar plant
PerthNow
AT ground zero of Ukraine's Chernobyl tragedy, workers in orange vests are busy erecting hundreds of dark-coloured panels as the country gets ready to launch its first solar plant to revive the abandoned territory. The new one-megawatt power plant is ...
Chernobyl's Transformation Into a Massive Solar Plant Is Almost CompleteScienceAlert
Once an Irradiated Wasteland, Chernobyl Now Holds a 3800 Panel Solar FarmInteresting Engineering

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The reality of North Korea as a nuclear power - New Straits Times Online

News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:42

New Straits Times Online

The reality of North Korea as a nuclear power
New Straits Times Online
WITH a track record of six underground nuclear tests between 2006 and last year, North Korea is desperately yearning to be recognised as the world's ninth nuclear power — trailing behind the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia ...

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EIA application file for Sinop nuclear power plant submitted - Daily Sabah

News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:16

EIA application file for Sinop nuclear power plant submitted
Daily Sabah
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) application file prepared for the Sinop Nuclear Power Plant, the second power plant of its kind in Turkey, has been submitted to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry. According to data provided by Energy ...

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The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power - Morung Express

News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:45

CNN

The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power
Morung Express
With a track record of six underground nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017, North Korea is desperately yearning to be recognized as the world's ninth nuclear power – trailing behind the US, UK, France, China, Russia, India, Pakistan and Israel. But ...
Demand for antiradiation drug jumps after Trump nuclear tweetCNN
David Ignatius: North Korean nuclear crisis will resume after OlympicsSTLtoday.com
The New Détente in US-North Korea Nuclear Stalemate: Dynamics and ChallengesTHISDAY Newspapers
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It's time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change - Salon

News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:00

Salon

It's time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change
Salon
After holding steady for the past three years, global carbon emissions rose in 2017 by an estimated 2 percent. That increase comes amid the largest renewable energy boom in world history. That irony points to what I see as an inescapable conclusion ...

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Backup power units for nuclear plants, chemical factories crafted in Columbus at Ametek Solidstate Controls - The Columbus Dispatch

News - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:20

The Columbus Dispatch

Backup power units for nuclear plants, chemical factories crafted in Columbus at Ametek Solidstate Controls
The Columbus Dispatch
A power outage at a nuclear power plant could be a catastrophe. That is why the plants' control rooms have some of the toughest backup battery systems around, and most of those systems have been built by a Columbus manufacturer. Ametek Solidstate ...

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The reality of North Korea as a nuclear power state - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

News - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:30

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The reality of North Korea as a nuclear power state
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
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 ...
Demand for antiradiation drug jumps after Trump nuclear tweetCNN

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From uranium to nuclear plants: New Zealand's 'secret' nuclear past - Stuff.co.nz

News - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:01

Stuff.co.nz

From uranium to nuclear plants: New Zealand's 'secret' nuclear past
Stuff.co.nz
Both major political parties agree: nuclear power is off the table. But the taboo topic was once vigorously explored in New Zealand. Julian Lee and Oliver Lewis reach back into our atomic past, and cast forward to see if it could be again. A uranium ...

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