Articles Tagged: nuclear energy

S.Africa may expand nuclear power to cut reliance on coal

South Africa’s future energy mix could have an even higher share of nuclear power than the planned 9,600 megawatts (MW), as it aims to cut reliance on polluting coal-fired power stations, a government official said on Wednesday.

Uranium Best Energy Performer on Rebound From Fukushima Drop

Uranium’s 18 percent rally makes it the best-performing energy commodity this year as the atomic fuel extends gains in a bull market amid signs that Japan will restart idled nuclear plants and China’s demand may strengthen. The fuel is poised for its first annual advance since 2010, beating returns from power-station coal and all five energy securities in the Bloomberg Commodity Index.

UK cleared to heavily subsidize $39B nuclear plant

The European Union has approved Britain’s bid to heavily subsidize a new nuclear power plant, overriding opposition from environmentalists and questions over the project’s 24.5 billion pound ($39 billion) price tag.

Russia develops fuel for nuclear power generation that produces no radioactive waste

Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

India’s Modi Eyes Breakthrough Nuclear Pact On Japan Trip

India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan’s concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

Poles support nuclear energy programme

Almost 64 percent of the respondents in a survey by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) said they were in favour of using nuclear energy in Poland. In January this year, the Polish government approved a nuclear energy programme, which stipulates for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant by energy group PGE in 2024.

High-Efficiency Planet

When most people think of energy efficiency, they think of modern amenities, like their squiggly compact fluorescent light bulbs. But according to one of the world’s experts on the history of energy, lighting has become more efficient for 700 years — and much cheaper as a result.

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