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Are we getting closer to achieving nuclear fusion?

Oxford - Nuclear fusion is regarded by many as an environmentally-friendly and catastrophe- free option for the future. However, realizing this has remained out-of-reach. New funding aims to deliver electricity from a fusion reactor by 2040.

Nuclear fusion — The better alternative to energy production

In order to meet the guidelines of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, the world must sharply cut carbon emissions — yet, they continue to increase every year. But what if there was one energy solution that could solve both of these pressing problems?

Essential science: Google is running cold fusion experiments

Researchers working at Google (together with academic institutions) are investigating the so-called “cold case” of cold fusion. This is for an energy source and for other areas, which could also benefit other areas of science and technology.

Three Mile Island nuclear plant set to close by September 30

Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by Sept. 30, 2019, now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.

Does nuclear power have a place in the world of renewable energy?

The effects of global warming have hastened the switch to renewable energy sources, including hydro, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal generation of electricity. However, nuclear power has seemingly been put on the shelf — but is this the right move?

Micro-robots designed to work in dangerous areas

The British government is helping researchers to develop micro-robots. The multi-million investment is to help to produce micro-robots that can work in dangerous areas, like underground pipe networks or within decommissioned nuclear facilities.

The case for fast neutron reactors heats up in the U.S.

Congress is intent on passing The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, and as part of the act, the Department of Energy is directed lay the groundwork for establishing "a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source."

Canada’s small nuclear reactors ready for demo

Nuclear reactors are getting smaller, as well as more efficient, and a new type of reactor is shortly to be demonstrated in Canada. This is a type of ‘small modular reactor’, and potential sites have been selected.

Wind power in U.K. continues to set records, overtaking nuclear

In the first three months of 2018, the U.K.'s wind farms made history, supplying more electricity than its eight nuclear power plants. And in another milestone, overnight on March 17, wind supplied almost half, 47 percent of Britain's electricity.

Vogtle Project gets federal loan guarantee of $3.7 billion

Atlanta - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said on Friday it has offered conditional commitments for up to another $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to companies building two reactors at the troubled Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia.

Op-Ed: Nuclear power is losing ground but it still needs our support

Nearly a decade ago, planning began for two new nuclear power plants in eastern Georgia. But as of this week, the two plants have yet to be built, and another pair of utilities in South Carolina canceled construction on two nuclear reactors.

Scientists raise concerns over potential nuclear disaster in U.S.

Nuclear-waste fires in nuclear reactors in the U.S. are a 'real risk' according to Princeton University researchers. Under these conditions, nuclear spent fuel fire could force millions of people to relocate.

Graphene helps to make nuclear industry ‘greener’

Manchester - Graphene has a vast range of applications. One area of development is with the production of nuclear power and here graphene can help lessen the environmental impact. This is through decontaminating heavy water.

The ‘cold standard’: Would nuclear fusion be safer?

Several teams of physicists are pursuing the goal of nuclear fusion, as a theoretically unlimited source of so-called ‘green’ power. But have the environmental implications been fully considered and just how safe and green would nuclear fusion be?

Essential Science: A new path to nuclear fusion?

Physicists have reported on the quantum control of atoms, with the aim of one day creating fusion energy production. The ultimate goal is high-energy producing nuclear power plants to meet the world’s energy needs.

Japan's Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor goes on scrap heap

Tsuruga - Japan has decided to finally scrap its Monju experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor, once envisioned as being a savior for the resource-poor country's energy needs.

Regulators shut down 20 nuclear plants — sub-standard parts used

French nuclear regulators have confirmed that 20 of France's 58 nuclear power plant reactors have been shut down, and possibly more will shut down in the coming weeks after the discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical components.

NY nuclear plant 65,000% radiation spike is worse than Fukushima

Buchanan - A radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant is leaking into groundwater that leads to the Hudson River, raising the possibility that the U.S. may have its very own Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.

Solar power to supply record of 15% of UK’s power Special

Today sees solar power potentially provide a record 15 percent of all UK power as one of 2015’s sunniest days. As U.K. temperatures rise, so do solar panel installations it seems.

Bacteria could be used to 'eat nuclear waste'

Manchester - Researchers have unearthed microbes, found living underground, that could help tackle the problem of nuclear waste disposal. The bacteria can survive in the very harsh conditions found in radioactive waste disposal sites.

Russia uses holiday to remind world of 'nuclear potential'

Severodvinsk - Amid increased criticism, escalating sanctions and pending lawsuits, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a national holiday to launch two new nuclear submarines and reminded the world that Russia is more than capable of using nuclear weapons.

Norway works on radioactive element thorium

Oslo - Experiments in a Norwegian underground plant could lead to the radioactive element thorium being developed as a safer alternative in the production of nuclear power.

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.

Op-Ed: Attention focuses on fracking in Colorado votes

Boulder - While the nation may not have been watching at all, it certainly was not paying much attention when industry developed a way to make the U.S. the world’s leading energy producer again.

Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation

Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.

'Not in my Backyard' goes Nuclear, Yucca Flats battle resumes

Global warming complicates supplying enough energy for the world’s population. Nuclear energy was once thought capable of supplying huge amounts of clean, safe, and affordable energy. No one predicted all the problems resulting from nuclear waste.

TEPCO admits Fukushima nuclear plant leaking radioactive water

Fukushima - The Japanese company that operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has acknowledged the likelihood that the disaster-stricken facility is leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

After protests, China shelves plan for $6 billion nuclear plant

Heshan - After protests by hundreds in the southern province of Guandong the Chinese government says it will respect public opinion and will no longer proceed with the China National Nuclear Corporation Longwan industrial park project.

Making power plants more 'green'? A carbon scrubber unveiled

Scientists have unveiled a "plug-and-play” carbon dioxide scrubbing system, designed to remove a high proportion of carbon emissions from power plants.

California's troubled San Onofre nuclear plant to close

A controversial and troubled California nuclear power plant that was leaking radioactive steam will be permanently closed, its operator announced Friday.
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Pacific Gas'n Electric's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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The Bruce nuclear power plant, reactor A, seen from across Baie Du Dor.
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Chris Crane, the President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation
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Storm Clouds over Sellafield.
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Argentina's Atucha II nuclear Power plant is one of three nuclear power plants in the country.
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Cécile Duflot (screenshot from BFM TV interview)
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The Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for March 27, 2017.
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Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo.
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