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Nuclear decommissioning costs amount to €66 billion in UK alone

The nuclear industry’s ‘Foratom’ blog recently criticised EWEA’s argument in a recent report that “massive subsidies to fossil fuels and nuclear energy…. remain the rule”. Foratom instead claimed that “it is renewable energies, especially wind and solar energy that are the most systematically subsidised forms of energy, not nuclear energy.” Foratom then set out some … Continue reading Nuclear decommissioning costs amount to €66 billion in UK alone

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€10-25 billion needed to secure Europe’s nuclear power stations

Hundreds of defects have been detected in nuclear power stations across Europe, according to a European Commission report leaked to German and French media. Fixing these faults could run up a bill of €10-25 billion, the report says. Die Welt, a German daily newspaper, says that the European Commission investigation into the continent’s nuclear fleet – originally … Continue reading €10-25 billion needed to secure Europe’s nuclear power stations

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Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power plants and look to alternate modes of power production. Although … Continue reading Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

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