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Japan’s Last Standing Nuclear Station Shuts Down

April 18, 2012 / No Comments

Japan plans to shut down its last nuclear power station next month. As you all know, after the Fukushima Daiichi Power disaster, atomic energy suffered a set back in Japan. The Fukushima Daiichi power plant went into a meltdown post-tsunami in March 2011. The residents objected to reopen the operators as they lost faith in the government’s nuclear safety policies soon ...

Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power May Not Remain a Dream

September 5, 2011 / 3 Comments

Cars may run fueled by nuclear power, if research on than terrain goes as per plans. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions-free turbine/electric generator powered by thorium lasers. During World War II, thorium was used as a backup power source to uranium and plutonium and, though it is lighter and safer than those other ...

India’s Jaitapur Gearing Up for Another Chernobyl?

May 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

India is witnessing an uproar over a proposed nuclear power project, this time at Jaitapur. The project has received a setback, especially after the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, due to the tsunami which struck the Japanese coastline. The proposed nuclear power project is a serious cause of concern for reasons manifold. First of all, the Jaitapur plant is on ...

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.

Nuclear-capable countries hasten to secure uranium deals

June 23, 2009 / No Comments

Nuclear-capable countries hastened to secure uranium deals.  Nuclear-capable nations across the world are hurrying to make sure that they have long-term access to supplies of uranium.  Many countries in Europe and Asia, including India and China, are in the race to lock in their supply of uranium in order to fuel several new reactors that they will build over the ...

Russia, Japan Likely to Sign Pact on ‘Non-military Use of Nuclear Power’

May 14, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_5034" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Russian nuclear suit"][/caption] Russia says it is likely to sign a pact with Japan on nuclear power plant. Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, told the Japanese media in Moscow that he expected to sign the agreement during his visit to Japan this week. The Russia-Japan deal on nuclear power plant would be one of the many agreements that ...

Japanese Government Wants Energy Firms Weaned Off Fossil Fuels

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo has its eyes on weaning electric, gas, and petroleum companies from fossil fuels. The Japanese government will require the big users to utilize certain amounts of nonfossil fuels - solar, hydraulic and nuclear power. The goal is for the proportion of nonfossil fuels to be 30% of the total energy supplies in Japan by 2030. It was 18% in 2005. ...

McCain Calls for 45 New Nuclear Power Plants, Clean Coal Technology

June 20, 2008 / No Comments

Soon-to-be Republican U.S. presidential candidate, John McCain wants to add to the 104 nuclear reactors currently operating in the States. He wants to add 45 nuclear power plants by 2030. Additionally, he wants to pledge $2 billion each year in federal funds "to make clean coal a reality." The 104 nuclear reactors produce about 20% of the country's electricity needs. And America ...