nuclear power

Russia’s Attack on Ukranian Nuclear Plant Prompts International Concerns

Russia’s Attack on Ukranian Nuclear Plant Prompts International Concerns

Russian forces have captured Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after launching a Friday night attack that started a fire at the Ukrainian facility.   The fire has since been extinguished and both UN and Ukrainian officials say that no radiation was released, AP News reported. However, the incident marks the second time since Russian President Vladimir […]

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    Final Nail in Indian Point’s Coffin?

    Final Nail in Indian Point’s Coffin?

    In a unanimous decision, the New York State Court of Appeals Monday upheld a state agency’s right to review applications for renewal of federal licenses to operate two Indian Point nuclear power plants for another 20 years, delivering a setback to the facilities’ owner, Mississippi-based Entergy Nuclear. Indian Point nuclear plants.Daniel Case / Wikimedia Indian […]

    ‘Nuclear Industry in France in Crisis,’ 20 Reactors Shut Down

    ‘Nuclear Industry in France in Crisis,’ 20 Reactors Shut Down

    By Paul Brown A third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents and excess quantities of carbon in steel continue, more closures are expected. This is not yet a full-blown crisis for the nuclear industry, but it […]

    Nuclear Power Rapidly Losing Race With Renewable Energy

    Nuclear Power Rapidly Losing Race With Renewable Energy

    By Sun Day Campaign Two new reports from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirm that nuclear power is rapidly losing the race with renewable energy sources. Activ Solar EIA’s latest “Monthly Energy Review” notes that during the first six months of this year, renewable sources—i.e., biofuels, biomass, […]

    New Study Casts Doubt on the Future of Nuclear Power

    New Study Casts Doubt on the Future of Nuclear Power

    By Andrea Germanos While it’s been touted by some energy experts as a so-called “bridge” to help slash carbon emissions, a new study suggests that a commitment to nuclear power may in fact be a path towards climate failure. For their study, researchers at the University of Sussex and the Vienna School of International Studies […]

    NY Times Pushes Nukes While Claiming Renewables Fail to Fight Climate Change

    NY Times Pushes Nukes While Claiming Renewables Fail to Fight Climate Change

    The New York Times published an astonishing article last week that blames green power for difficulties countries are facing to mitigate climate change. The article by Eduardo Porter, How Renewable Energy is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course, serves as a flagship for an on-going attack on the growth of renewables. It is so convoluted […]

    ACTION: Say No to Nuclear Weapons

    ACTION: Say No to Nuclear Weapons

    Union of Concerned Scientists Over the next few weeks and months, President Obama will write new guidance that will lead to a new nuclear war plan and new requirements for the size and structure of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It is this administration’s last major opportunity to change the way the U.S.—and the world—fundamentally thinks […]