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Prof. Emmanuel Glakpe opines that affordable electric vehicles will reduce pollution deaths, but the electricity must come from clean sources...such as nuclear (to power the grid) and solar and wind where they make sense economically.

Glakpe goes on by saying that it is becoming harder to ignore the growing number of studies showing that densely populated cities account for a disproportionate number of premature deaths from air pollution. Not only is the data on ground-level emissions more troubling, a person who dies from an air pollution-related cause typically dies about a decade... More →
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Some of Americas top climate scientists are calling on environmental groups to embrace nuclear energy. Wind and solar power, they say, will not be enough to prevent extreme climate change. In a letter to environmental groups posted on The New York Times by Andrew Revkin four climate scientists address those influencing environmental policy but opposed to nuclear power. The authors come from the Carnegie Institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research and University and, according to the Washington Post, have played a ... More →
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Safety concrete has been poured for Barakah Unit 1 following receipt of Construction License from UAE Regulator.The UAE officially commenced the construction of their first nuclear energy plant yesterday. This significant milestone for the UAE peaceful civil nuclear energy program follows the receipt of the Construction License from the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation and a No Objection Certificate from Abu Dhabi environmental regulator, the Environment Agency. The safety concrete was poured at Barakah in front of a gathering including ENEC senior management and site team, and ENEC Pri... More →
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The construction of the United Arab Emirates first nuclear power plant has seen 14,000 Emirati companies share contracts worth a total of over $3 billion over the past six years, benefiting the economy and stimulating the growth of heavy industry in the country, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced today.

Construction began on the first of four Korean-designed pressurized water reactors at Barakah, about 80 km west of the town of Ruwais, in 2012. The first unit, which is now more than 87% complete, is scheduled to start up in 2017 with all four units due online b... More →
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Today, 30 nations have nuclear power reactors, 14% of the world power comes from nuclear, and 56 nations have research reactors. Right now, under-construction reactors have the capability to add 17% to existing capacity, and planned reactors could add an additional 49%.

This is enhanced by the climate change crisis that plagues the world. The UN recently declared that in order to avoid disastrous results, the climate cannot rise more than two degrees Celsius in this century. To ensure this, the UN set a target for minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By 2050, in order to avoid... More →
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The combination of Energy Fuels and Uranerz will result in the creation of the largest integrated uranium production company focused solely on the United States. Energy Fuels, after completing the Transaction, is referred to in this release as the Company. The United States is the largest consumer of uranium globally, with 100 nuclear reactors currently in operation and five under construction. Yet, despite being the largest producer of uranium as recently as the early 1980s, the U.S. is now heavily reliant on imported uranium to fuel its reactor fleet. Energy Fuels and Uranerz believe that t... More →
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Uranium miner, Energy Fuels Inc, achieved production guidance of 950,000 pounds of uranium for 2016 as it posted increased revenues in its first quarter and says it aims to lower costs.

Revenue for the three months to end March, 2015 was $18.0M compared to $7.6M in the same period of 2016. The net loss increased to $8.8M versus a loss of $1.2M a year ago. This was due to the $7.4 million in investments the firm is making for future production that it must expense, including shaft-sinking at its high-grade Canyon mine, construction of wellfields and an elution circuit at Nichols Ran... More →
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Kimberlee Kruesi reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.

Moniz indicated that the predictions of a world where we do nothing predict unhealthy outcomes for our forests. Working hard on it means innovating energy technology. And he emphasized that the goal of energy is very simple, keep the costs down. As we have seen, that will make the policy-making easier.

Repeating the Obama philo... More →
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Susan Montoya reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Wednesday that his Department is committed to reopening the federal government underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. Moniz made assurances to members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., that resuming operations at the facility would be done with worker safety in mind.

We are doing all that we can, Moniz said. At the very beginning, I insisted that we not set schedules before we understood what the issues were. Otherwise, safety could be comprised. The W... More →
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Chris Mooney opines on the Perry study of the U.S. electric grid having a particular emphasis on recent coal and nuclear plant closures on whether environmental policies may be driving them.

Perry asked his team to undertake a 60-day inquiry into the extent to which continued regulatory burdens, as well as mandates and tax and subsidy policies, are responsible for forcing the premature retirement of baseload power plants, such as those fueled by coal or nuclear energy, among other grid-related questions.

Yet even this inquiry has stirred controversy in the new administra... More →
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Kate Prengaman reports that despite safety fears raised by the 2011 post-tsunami meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, and the ongoing debate about how and where to safely store waste, Alan Waltar, a nuclear engineer with decades of experience at Hanford and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory concludes that nuclear power is the clean way to meet the growing energy needs of the planet.

He said that Fukushima was nuclear powers finest hour. There was a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the reactor survived. Everything worked as engineered. A 45-foot-high wall of water knocked out the diesel g... More →
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Patrick McGeehan reports that the Entergy Corporation announced that it had decided to close a 40-year-old nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario, disappointing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who said the company showed a callous disregard for more than 600 employees. The company said it was losing too much money operating the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County and had failed to persuade state officials to provide adequate help.

They could not reach a mutual agreement on the situation. He said the plant suffered from being in a region of the state with abund... More →
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Richard Harris reports that California is regarded as the leading state when it comes to addressing climate change. But in 2012, according to analysts at Rhodium Group, the California carbon emissions actually increased more than 10 per cent, bucking the national trend of decreases. That is in large part because California shut down one of its few remaining nuclear power plants.

That rise in carbon emissions underscores the huge impact nuclear power can have in efforts to combat climate change. Armond Cohen, executive director of the Clean Air Task Force, cites the shutdown of the S... More →
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Robert Hayes reports that, currently, burning fossil fuels is the main source of energy here and around the world. Those fuels emitting greenhouse gasses are considered by most associated scientific organizations in the world as contributing to a potential global catastrophe in the making. With this, we are critically dependent on electricity for almost every necessity we have in our standard of living.

A very important concept in electricity production is the term baseload. This term is often used when concluding the need for nuclear energy to be in the mix of clean electricity so... More →
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NEI reports that EPA Chief, G. McCarthy, reiterated this week that nuclear energy facilities need to continue operating if the EPA Clean Power Plan to reduce electric sector carbon emissions is to succeed. Ninety-nine reactors operating in 30 states generate 63 percent of the non-carbon emitting electricity.

McCarthy, speaking at a Washington event on energy and climate sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, said the EPA desires an energy mix that includes all sources of generation to provide for cleaner air while still enabling economic growth. During the event, McCarthy acknowledg... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that EPA has gone a little wild with their latest proposal. This new proposed emissions rule (actually a redo of parts of 40CFR190 that may result in a rulemaking) is for nuclear power plants (Federal Register). An operating nuclear power plant has very low emissions of any kind except water vapor. No carbon emissions and almost no radioactivity emissions.

There has never been a problem with any nuclear power plant emissions in America and emissions from them do not have any affect on the local population (RADICON Study - Comare Report). Even during the partial mel... More →
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CLINT WOLFE reports that it is entirely appropriate of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA - to propose carbon mitigation goals with respect to generation of electricity in the U.S. However, it is both perverse and irrational of the EPA to impose a carbon mitigation rule that downplays the value of nuclear power to the U.S.

The current U.S. fleet of 100 nuclear plants accounts for nearly two-thirds of the carbon-free energy production in the U.S. So you might think that an agency so concerned about climate change would applaud the use of zero-carbon nuclear power. Or at the ve... More →
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EPRI produces reports on the use of nuclear power for generating electricity, amog others on coal and natural gas. This page contains a number of such reports for review and download by the reader.
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Dr. Conca reports that the Energy Returned on Investment, or EROI, demonstrates the advantages, as well as the investment needed, to exploit energy sources. It is the ratio of energy returned to energy invested in that energy source, along its entire life-cycle. When the number is large, energy from that source is easy to get and cheap. However, when the number is small, the energy from that source is difficult to get and expensive. The break-even number for fueling modern society is about 7. EROI was evaluated for power plants fueled by wind, photovoltaic solar, solar thermal, hydroelectric, ... More →
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The price of uranium has been ticking higher, making nuclear-focused ETFs attractive. At the time, Richard Kang for Seeking Alpha wrote an article about the price increases last year, ways to get diversified exposure to uranium was through stocks for companies such as Uranium Participation Corp (U) and Cameco (CCJ). Fast-forward one year, and investors have now got three ways to access the market for nuclear energy: the Market Vectors Nuclear Energy (NLR), Barclays iShares Global Nuclear Energy (NUCL) and PowerShares Global Nuclear Energy (PKN).

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According to a report by the German broadcasting service ARD, nuclear power plants are included on the preliminary project list of the investment program for the European economy, which has been proposed by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The list of projects proposed for funding includes nuclear power plants. As the news program - Tagesschau - reported, nine countries are applying for a total of Euros 100 billion investment subsidies for nuclear power plants. The projects include refurbishments as well as new installations. Romania for example wants to modernize ... More →
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The European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Its main purpose is to promote the use of nuclear energy in Europe by representing the interests of this important and multi-faceted industrial sector. Foratom acts as the voice of the industry in energy policy discussions involving the EU institutions and provide a “bridge” between the industry and the institutions (Members of the European Parliament and key policy-makers in the European Commission). The membership of Foratom is made up of 16 national nuclear asso... More →
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James Kanter and Stanley Reed report that the European Union authorities vowed on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to knit together their diverse energy systems amid deepening tensions with Russia, a major supplier of the regional natural gas.

The European Commission said its proposal for an energy union represented an important step toward unifying member economies and could help wean some countries from dependence on Russia, which supplies about a quarter of the area natural gas.

About half of those Russian gas supplies are piped through Ukraine, where Russia is involved... More →
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Suzanne Waldman opines that in the press recently covering the IPCC latest report of AR5, they have claimed that climate change is set to inflict severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly. Yet as many of us know well, this sharp and rapid cutting has not yet begun yet, instead every year the globe is adding 2 per cent more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere than the previous year. She claims the trend is going backwards.

The question she is addressing - as so many others are these days - is why... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that Exelon announced that it will buy the James A Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant in upstate New York from Entergy. The two companies reached an agreement worth $110 million following the NY adoption of a Clean Energy Standard that supports nuclear energy as well as renewable energy.

When approved by state and federal regulatory agencies, Entergy will transfer Fitzpatrick operating license in mid-2017 to Exelon, which operates two other New York nuclear plants, Nine Mile Point and Ginna, along with 21 other reactors from Illinois to New Jersey. This transfer will ... More →
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