UCS Clarifies Stance on Nuclear Power

From the Union of Concerned Scientists. 7 Things People Got Wrong with our Recent ‘Nuclear Power Dilemma’ Report Steve Clemmer, director of energy research, Clean Energy | November 16, 2018, 1:29 pm EST On November 8, UCS released The Nuclear Power Dilemma: Declining Profits, Plant Closures, and the Threat of Rising Carbon Emissions, which found…

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Union of Concerned Scientists For Nukes!

How will this change the doomsday clock? ~ctm From Reason Activist group finally recognizes that it can’t achieve its energy and climate goals without nuclear power. Ronald Bailey|Nov. 13, 2018 4:00 pm The activists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have had a partial change of heart about nuclear power. Back in 2007, the…

Top Climate Scientists say IPCC bias against nuclear power ‘impedes decarbonization more than climate denial’

Top Climate Scientists Warn Governments Of ‘Blatant Anti-Nuclear Bias’ In Latest IPCC Climate Report by Michael Shellenberger Some of the scientists most often cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have taken the unusual step of warning leaders of G-20 nations that a recent IPCC report uses a double standard when it comes to its treatment…

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IAEA Nuclear Advocates Pushing Climate Messages

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The International Atomic Energy Agency has decided to push harder to promote climate change as a reason to embrace nuclear power. What Can Nuclear Technology Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum Ismini Dimidis, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication Sep 21 2018 Mitigating greenhouse gas…

An Open Letter to “Nuclear for Climate”

by Mike Jonas Today I received an email from the “Nuclear for Climate” organisation in Australia. The email is headed “We can give Australia a massive Economic and Environmental Boost with Nuclear Energy – A Plan for a Century.”, and its content is reproduced below. The link to the paper that they refer to is:…

A double first for China with two new nuclear power plants

From IEEE Spectrum (h/t to GWPF) Safer reactors designed in the U.S. and Europe make their power grid debuts in China Call it the world’s slowest photo finish. After several decades of engineering, construction flaws and delays, and cost overruns—a troubled birth that cost their developers dearly—the most advanced commercial reactor designs from Europe and…