European Commission Declares Nuclear and Gas to be Green

The European Commission has labeled nuclear and gas as sustainable. Critics are calling the step “greenwashing” and say it could threaten the bloc’s bid to become climate-neutral by 2050.

Assessing The Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Generation

Life cycle resource use of nuclear power generation considering total material requirement

Aussie Climate & Energy Minister: Nuclear Advocates are “Dangerously Ignorant”

“Firmed renewables are quicker to build and cheaper to operate. Those who say otherwise are either dangerously ignorant or simply seeking to perpetuate the climate wars.” 

France’s Nuclear Shutdown Hits 50% of Reactors, Squeezing Supply

The nuclear fleet is crucial, and can supply more than two thirds of the country’s power, so the halts could potentially worsen Europe’s supply crisis.

2021: The Year Renewables “Lost Last Place”

Guest “Let’s go Mets!” by David Middleton There are three things that I am somewhat embarrassed of: I am not a native Texan… I was born in Connecticut, but I…

The Philippines Sees the (Nuclear) Light

What it doesn’t have is ample indigenous energy resources; high electricity prices have hurt it competitively against its Southeast Asian neighbors.

UK:  “More Nuclear, More Oil, More Gas”

“Britain bets on nuclear power in its plan to boost energy independence.  The government said it aimed to fulfill a quarter of the estimated electricity demand in Britain with nuclear…

As Germany’s Green Dream Becomes A Nightmare, Asia And Russia Power Ahead With Nuclear Power

The prospects of this emerging renaissance of nuclear power seem to have already attracted the attention of smart money investors growing tired of technology stocks such as Tesla or Facebook.

Aussie Climate Activists Still Rejecting Nuclear Power

Nuclear power should be a no-brainer for climate activists – scalable zero carbon energy which most Conservatives and climate skeptics would find acceptable. But despite the obvious advantages, greens in…

Germany To Shut Down All Remaining Nuclear Plants, Forcing Reliance On Fossil Fuels

Germany announced that it would shutter its remaining six nuclear power plants by the end of 2022, completely ending its reliance on the renewable source.

Shift to Nuclear Brightens Asian Energy Future

This huge difference in the nuclear priorities of the East and the West may increase in the coming years as nuclear proponents face opposition from the climate collective — unless…

Ghana, Turkey, Armenia Going Nuclear Because of Climate Change

The IAEA has written an enthusiastic report about nations embracing nuclear power to combat climate change.

BBC: Japan’s COP26 Climate Solution Includes 22 New Coal Plants

“It’s a total joke”: Japan throwing a hilarious smokescreen over their commitment to climate action.

Small Modular Reactors are needed in African countries

However a huge advantage of an HTMR-100 is that the reactor can be placed anywhere. Furthermore, a single reactor can have it own electricity grid, not necessarily connected to the…

SCMP: China Offers Renewables and Cheap Nuclear to Poor Countries

The South China Morning Post reports China is offering their clean energy and mass produced nuclear plant expertise to their Belt and Road partners. But past Chinese overseas mega projects…

Britain to Downgrade Renewables, Embrace Nuclear Power

In the wake of Britain’s recent catastrophic wind drought, the Boris Johnson administration appears set to embrace nuclear power as their main strategy for achieving net zero.

Researchers find few adverse health effects in wildlife exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident

Between 2016 and 2018, the multi-disciplinary team studied wild boar and rat snakes across a range of radiation exposures in Fukushima. The team examined biomarkers of DNA damage and stress…

Nuclear Power: Dangerous Hope to Soften CO2 Pricing

This exchange with a sophisticated nuclear proponent is illustrative of the current debate regarding the future of nuclear power (my thoughts here). I would note the following having engaged Mr. Bryan:

Australia Embraces Zero Carbon Nuclear Power for the First Time

Australia’s politicians have finally buckled on their blanket nuclear ban, in the face of Australia’s glaring strategic need for submarines capable of cutting four thousand mile ocean supply lines, in…

Renewable Britain Undersea Cable Failure Sends Electricity Prices Soaring

Britain may face the embarrassment of being forced to ramp up coal power during Glasgow COP26, as a critical undersea cable failure has cut the ability of imported French nuclear…

Nuclear Power: A Free Market View

The decision to build new capacity, or the decision to operate-versus-retire, should be based on stand-alone economics, without government favor or penalty.

Nuclear Power Not Welcome at COP26

“The nuclear industry provides most of the world’s CO2-free power, but is barred from UN IPCC meetings and even barred from the adjacent exhibit hall. Clearly UN IPCC does not…

Foreign Affairs: No Time for Nuclear Power to Save Us from Climate Change

Journalistic research fail? Foreign Affairs claims wrongly that “No country has developed this [nuclear] technology to a point where it can and will be widely and successfully deployed.”. But two…

Power Grid Operators, Experts And Federal Audit Office Warn Of Blackouts As Coal, Nuclear Get Phased Out

As wildly fluctuating, weather-dependent green energies come increasingly online, German grid operators and the German Federal Audit Office are warning the German government of power blackouts. But the government is…