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Wind energy exceeds nuclear power

The wind energy exceeded nuclear in power generation worldwide and enough capacity to cover global consumption, indicated a report of the Global Wind Energy Council. According to the data of that entity and the World Nuclear Association at the closing of 2015, there were installed 432,42 gigawatts, after adding 63 over the last year (17 … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds nuclear power

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Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 gigawatts, corresponding to … Continue reading Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

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Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

Austria has launched legal action against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said.   The project, to be built by French utility EDF at Hinkley Point in southwest England, is crucial for Britain’s plan to replace … Continue reading Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

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Wind Power Beats Nuclear Energy Again in China

China, the country that is building more nuclear reactors than any other, continued to get more electricity from the wind than from nuclear power plants in 2014. This came despite below-average wind speeds for the year. The electricity generated by China’s wind farms in 2014—16 percent more than the year before—could power more than 110 … Continue reading Wind Power Beats Nuclear Energy Again in China

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China climate pledge needs 30 times more solar energy or nine times more wind power

China, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 wind turbines or 50,000 solar power plants farms as it takes up the fight against climate change.   Chinese President Xi Jinping agreement last week with President Barack Obama requires a radical environmental and economic makeover. Xi’s commitment to cap carbon … Continue reading China climate pledge needs 30 times more solar energy or nine times more wind power

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Wind power, solar energy, cheaper option than nuclear

Solar power and wind energy should lead the global push for a cleaner energy future, says a recent study that found both renewable energy technologies are able to deliver cheaper low-carbon electricity than even the most modern nuclear reactors. The study by consultant Prognos AG – commissioned by Agora Energiewende, which is a think-tank owned … Continue reading Wind power, solar energy, cheaper option than nuclear

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Nuclear? It

Although China has both official support and the technological capacity for nuclear energy development, emerging public resistance to nuclear projects is an increasing challenge. China still relies heavily on coal—accounting for 68.5 percent of electricity generation in 2012—because of its lower cost and greater accessibility. Despite nuclear’s relative safety under normal operations, public concern arises from doubts about … Continue reading Nuclear? It

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Japan halts last nuclear reactor at Ohi

Japan is shutting down its last functioning nuclear reactor, with no timetable for a restart. Reactor 4 at Ohi in western Japan will stop generating electricity in the early hours of Monday. Analysts say Japan will be without nuclear power until December at the earliest, the longest shut-down since the 1960s. The Japanese public turned … Continue reading Japan halts last nuclear reactor at Ohi

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Brazil cools on nuclear energy plans; favors wind power

Brazil will probably scale down its plans for new nuclear plants due to safety concerns following the 2011 radiation leak in Japan and pick up some of the slack with a revolution in wind energy, the head of the government’s energy planning agency said. Mauricio Tolmasquim, chief of the Energy Research Company, told Reuters it … Continue reading Brazil cools on nuclear energy plans; favors wind power

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Radiation in Fukushima hit new high

Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels, Japan’s nuclear regulator said, heightening concerns about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in three decades. Radiation hotspots have spread to three holding areas for hundreds of hastily built … Continue reading Radiation in Fukushima hit new high

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Fukushima much worse than reported

It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place”, Mycle Schneider, Nuclear consultant. A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water leaks at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated. Mycle Schneider is an independent consultant who has previously … Continue reading Fukushima much worse than reported

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Radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Highly radioactive water leaks from a temporary storage tank into the ground at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.   Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said the leak of at least 300 tonnes of the highly radioactive water was discovered on Monday. The plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, has seen … Continue reading Radioactive water leak at Fukushima

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Japan Puts Nuclear Energy on Hold, Embraces Solar Power

Two years after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011, Japan has scaled back it’s nuclear power and is seeking to diversify it’s energy mix, with solar power showing the strongest growth. Supporters of Japan’s nuclear industry claim it would be unwise to give up the advantages of nuclear power because of a single accident. However, … Continue reading Japan Puts Nuclear Energy on Hold, Embraces Solar Power

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