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#countries World-Wide Abandon Nuclear Power

Mar 30 2018 12:40 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

As countries around the world abandoned nuclear power, . . . China had bucked the trend, . . . embracing nuclear power as a reliable, and cheap energy source, . . . that would help reduce air pollution from burning coal. Now nuclear development in Chi...

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Decommissioning Costs Go #nuclear !

Mar 21 2018 04:00 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Spend $9 Billion, . . . to build a Nuclear power plant, . . . scuttle the project, and then . . . bill electric customers for the next . . . 40 years, to pay off the costs. Is what's happening at the . . . V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, in . ....

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#fukushima Nuclear Fuel Release

Mar 05 2018 03:20 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Prior to this most recent research, . . . it had been assumed, . . . that only volatile, gaseous radionuclides, . . . such as caesium and iodine were released from the damaged reactors. However, the new research is clarifying that, . . . small, solid...

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#fukushima: Global Consequences

Feb 04 2018 03:05 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Radiation levels of . . . 8 Sieverts per hour (Sv/h), . . . have been discovered within the Fukushima nuclear power plant, . . . which was destroyed after a massive earthquake, and . . . a tsunami in March 2011. 8 Sv/h is deadly, but, . . . 42 Sv/h wa...

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#coal-Plant Shutdowns

Jan 11 2018 09:25 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

13 GW of Coal electricity, . . . at more than a dozen different units across the country, . . . are set to retire this year. Texas is expected to have, . . . 5,583 MW of coal retirements in 2018, . . . based on planned retirement dates reported to EIA....

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#coal: Where Does It Come From?

Jan 01 2018 06:00 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Gas power plants are cheaper to build than coal. . . . They are also cheaper to operate, . . . partly because they can be ramped up and down more efficiently, . . . to match fluctuations in demand and supply. It has become cheaper to build new solar p...

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Who Pay's For Abandoned Nuclear Reactors?

Dec 21 2017 04:00 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

South Carolina's utility regulators on Wednesday refused to throw out, . . . 2 cases against SCANA Corp., . . . as the utility owner and state officials continue to argue over, . . . who should pay for 2 abandoned nuclear reactors, . . . at V.C. Su...

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Japan: Decommissions 2 More Reactors

Dec 20 2017 01:35 PM | eds in Non-Renewable

Kansai Electric Power Co., . . . is set to decommission the first large-scale reactors, . . . outside of Fukushima Prefecture, . . . since the 2011 nuclear disaster, . . .a move that could affect the government’s Basic Energy Plan. The utility apparen...

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Global #carbon Emissions Above 2 °C

Nov 15 2017 02:00 PM | eds in Pollution

Global carbon emissions will increase in 2017, . . . after 3 stable years of little-to-no growth, . . . according to new research published this week, . . . growing by 2% over 2016 levels, and . . . predicted to increase again in 2018, . . . meaning th...

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Already Past Point Of No Return: #climate

Nov 15 2017 01:50 PM | eds in Pollution

In 1992, . . . 1700 scientists, penned an open letter entitled, . . . “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Human activities, . . . inflict harsh and often irreversible damage, on the: . . . . . . environment, . . . . . . critical resources, an...

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