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16 10 2021 | 11:03

10 EU countries back nuclear power in EU green finance taxonomy

“Nuclear power must be part of the solution” to the climate crisis and the rise in energy prices, according to a group of 10 EU countries led by France and Poland who signed a joint opinion article…

11 10 2021 | 13:12

Nuclear power ‘indispensable’ for energy transition in Japan

Nuclear power is “indispensable” to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the…

04 10 2021 | 12:43

Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option

Growing fears of energy security are leading a rethink on Chinese involvement in atomic plans. But what alternative are there? Among the subjects preoccupying delegates at the Conservative party…

01 10 2021 | 14:59

It’s Not a Competition, But Renewables Are Beating Nuclear Anyway

There’s still a place for nuclear in the energy mix, if only investment would get back on track. Energy giant BP Plc has been publishing its annual review of global energy statistics for seven…

30 07 2021 | 11:42

Nuclear power’s reliability is dropping as extreme weather increases

A comprehensive analysis shows that warmer temperatures aren't the only threat. With extreme weather causing power failures in California and Texas, it's increasingly clear that the existing power…

26 07 2021 | 10:21

The Other Clean Nuclear Energy

And the dirty secret to why it isn’t used Nuclear energy has a bad name these days. Whilst it can provide us with carbon-neutral energy the toxic byproducts and potential risk each reactor poses…

22 06 2021 | 09:49

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station review – so boring it’s a masterpiece!

There’s a scene more dull than watching paint dry ... and yet somehow, this BBC documentary on a new nuclear reactor is a staggering, bravura-filled feat.

14 06 2021 | 09:56

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to build new kind of nuclear reactor in Wyoming

The project in Wyoming – the country’s top coal-producing state – is a small advanced reactor with salt-based storage that could boost output. Power companies run by billionaire friends Bill Gates…

10 06 2021 | 13:24

Delays and costs rise again at troubled Vogtle Nuclear Plant.

The only nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing delays and additional costs. Again. Earlier this week, an engineering expert working for the Georgia Public Service Commission…

06 06 2021 | 07:19

Nuclear power euphoria in Indonesia is all smoke and mirrors with no current technical, financial or market viability

In growing energy markets like Indonesia, decision makers are facing a barrage of pro-nuclear media coverage as the nuclear industry floods the market with panels and webinars focused on the…

26 05 2021 | 09:44

Weatherwatch: does nuclear power really keep the lights on?

With nuclear fading away, Britain must learn how to carefully manage renewable energy. The nuclear industry is fond of telling us the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow, as…

15 05 2021 | 12:28

Sizewell C nuclear power station could ‘suck up over 500 million fish’ and harm species including otters and rare natterjack toads, campaigners warn.

Impact on environment will be ‘national disgrace’, says co-founder of Greenpeace UK. More than 500 million fish could be sucked out of the sea and into the vast cooling system of the proposed …

14 05 2021 | 09:43

India to build six nuclear reactors with the help of France’s EDF.

French multinational energy company EDF has submitted its offer to provide assistance in the construction of some six nuclear reactors in the Indian province of Maharashtra. The French binding…

13 05 2021 | 06:36

Scientists OK plan to release one million tonnes of waste water from Fukushima.

Neighbouring nations have denounced Japan’s plan to release water used to cool the nuclear plant's melted reactors into the sea, but researchers say the dangers are low. Japan’s proposal to…

03 05 2021 | 08:09

Atomic giants EDF and Rosatom push plan to sell nuclear-powered hydrogen as 'green'.

Labelling nuclear hydrogen as green is likely to cause irritation among countries without atomic power or exiting it. French and Russian state-owned nuclear energy giants EDF and Rosatom have teamed…

21 04 2021 | 06:04

Millions of tons of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima will be dumped into the sea.

The water contains more radioactive material than the plant's managers previously stated. Japan's government announced on Tuesday (April 13) that it will dump more than a million tons of…

13 04 2021 | 10:21

Arab world’s first nuclear power plant begins operations.

Prospects for nuclear power in rest of region remain uncertain The beginning of the commercial operations for the first reactor of the UAE’s 5.6GW Barakah nuclear power plant marks the first…

12 04 2021 | 15:11

Is an end to nuclear waste possible?

The 2011 Fukushima disaster in the wake of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake has been an inflection point for nuclear power in the public mind, particularly in Europe. The events dealt a blow to the image…

04 04 2021 | 08:19

What is the future of nuclear power?

This is the question Energy Monitor has tried to answer over the past week, with a series of in-depth articles to mark the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan. Here is our…

01 04 2021 | 09:47

Russia, Turkey collaborate on nuclear reactor construction project.

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia remotely inaugurated the construction of a third nuclear reactor at the Akkuyu power plant in southern Turkey Wednesday, vowing to continue their…