Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes. This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. What is nuclear energy? Further reading: How Does Nuclear Energy Work? Nuclear Energy

Greenpeace Blasts Turkish Nuclear Energy Institute Over Negligence

Green Prophet

As Turkey moves to build its first nuclear power plant , there are troubling signs that the country’s nuclear energy institute is not monitoring nuclear hazards carefully. Adding to worries about nuclear energy.

Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. And the fear for possible nuclear accidents in other countries forces politicians to reconsider and review their current energy policy stance.

Sun Salutations! Germany’s Siemens Pulls Out of Nuclear Energy

Green Prophet

Löscher told Der Spiegel: “The chapter (of building nuclear plants) is closed for us. We will no longer be involved in managing the building or financing of nuclear plants.” Afterwards, Siemens bought a 40% state in another Israeli solar energy company, Arava Power.

Maritime Nuclear Energy May Still Be Worthwhile – To a Point

Green Prophet

Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 Years of Victory : Can spend many months at sea. Maritime nuclear may circumvent some of the risks. How a nuclear submarine reactor works. The Down Side of Nuclear Powered Navy Vessels. Nuclear Fears, Myths and Reality.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. Last year, China’s nuclear capacity reached 20,000 megawatts.

Global warming heats up a renaissance of nuclear energy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Global warming and the BP oil spill have helped rehabilitate nuclear energy in the eyes of the public – and even in the eyes of a fair number of environmentalists. Environmentalist on the nuclear bandwagon? They even do not seem to realize that we cannot afford nuclear. However, they keep harping on, nowadays, about that nuclear-power does not give off CO2 and such emissions. In the USA Dominion Energy Inc.

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Greenpeace activists protests against nuclear energy in Sweden

Green Blog

Today Greenpeace activists protested against recent political plans to introduce new nuclear reactors in Sweden. Once inside some of the activists managed to get up on the roof of the reactors, casting new light on the lack of security at the Swedish nuclear power plants.

Germany's Decision to Phase out Nuclear Energy

Celsias

On 30 May, in the aftermath of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would close all of its 18 nuclear power plants between 2015 and 2022, which produce about 28 percent of the country's electricity.

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel With a Future?

Celsias

Nuclear energy has always been a controversial issue. With the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant this spring, increased concerns about climate change, and a global debate over the future of energy, this year is no exception.

Nuclear Plant Closures in Germany Could Signal a Nuclear Energy Exit

Eco Friendly Daily

On all environmental channels and even others, the topic of the day remains the nuclear disaster that’s seems to be growing worse each day in Japan. It has also been the target of anti-nuclear protests, so the move could draw a few votes her way.

Nuclear energy: Is it good or bad?

The Green Changemakers

A primer to atomic power’s hottest topics By Victoria Schlesinger Like a neutron colliding with an atom, two factors are igniting Americans, and particularly environmentalists, into reconciling a messy question: Do we or don’t we want to develop nuclear power? Accept for maybe nuclear power.

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French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecology and nuclear energy

Green Blog

He also wants a return to full pensions for everyone from the age of 60, a 20% increase in the minimum wage, a cap on maximum salaries and the nationalisation of big energy companies. You announce a referendum on nuclear power; what is the strategy of the Left Front? Jean-Luc Melenchon: First, get out of carbon energies, which are the source of the greenhouse effect and of the climate bifurcation which will soon run its disastrous course.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

Green Prophet

Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan, have nuclear power ambitions of their own. Statistically, the facts and figures of the need for nuclear reactors , are evident.

Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Problems

Greentumble

Here’s the bottom line on nuclear waste: it’s incredibly toxic, incredibly dangerous, and if you’re among the 99 percent who aren’t employed by the nuclear energy industry, you don’t want it stored anywhere near your home. Why is it difficult to deal with nuclear waste safely?

Nuclear power and the environment

Green Living Tips

Is nuclear energy green - and perhaps the answer to our energy needs? Some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

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Turks Ask Their Leaders to Say “No to Nuclear”

Green Prophet

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the Turkish government is moving ahead with nuclear power despite public opposition. Turkey’s government expects work to begin on the country’s first nuclear power stations this year. Energy Nuclear energy

As Japan Nuclear Plants Meltdown, Israel To Build “Safe” One in the Desert

Green Prophet

Japan’s damaged nuclear facilities are reaching even more critical radiation leakage levels , and the country’s population is becoming more concerned about the effect of radiation their own environment as well as that outside Japan.

Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor

Green Prophet

There’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks. In the wake of Chernobyl , and now Japan’s nuclear saga , the inability for humanity to learn from its past leaves me dumbfounded. Jordan Explores the Nuclear Option.

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As Japan Nuclear Plants Approach “Meltdown” What Can the Mideast Learn?

Green Prophet

Radiation from damaged reactor cores at Japan’s Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant now appear to be reaching dangerous proportions according to statements being issued by governmental authorities and assessments being made by nuclear energy safety analysts.

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Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?

Green Prophet

Jordan looks into the advantages of nuclear and we debunk the ‘green’ arguments for going nuclear. Whilst Turkey reassesses its own nuclear plans following a devastating earthquake, Jordan is still exploring the pros and cons of going radioactive. Desalination and Nuclear Energy.

Man-made climate change is one of the UK's biggest threats

Green (Living) Review

"That is why, unlike 13 wasted years of Labour, we are building the first nuclear power station for 30 years in our country. He also quoted the energy minister Michael Fallon answering a question about climate change: “You are not going to draw me on that.

Jordan Terminates Uranium Mining License with French Firm AREVA

Green Prophet

” And if there is no uranium to supply their nuclear power plants, is there still a future for Jordan’s nuclear ambitions? ” The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission has previously claimed that local uranium will be used in the planned nuclear energy reactor.

Jordan Jumps Forward on Energy Development

Green Prophet

Jordan hits a fork in the energy development road: each route inciting ardent support and dissidence. Environmental activists united in protest for a second time in six months urging public debate over Jordan’s emerging atomic energy program.

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Demand For Water To Double By 2030 In UAE

Green Prophet

Can Nuclear Energy & Water Conservation Mix? The UAE recently announced that they would be sticking by plans to build four nuclear reactors by 2017 to ensure they meet rising demands for electricity. For more on water issues in the UAE see: Nuclear-Powered Water For UAE.

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Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant

Green Prophet

A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station. . Another reason to abandon nuclear power plants in our troubled land and vote for solar instead?

Demand for “Anti Radiation” Pills and Vaccine Grows Despite Limited Protection

Green Prophet

This is due to the ongoing crisis of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plants in northeastern Japan, which if not fully contained soon could wind up being a serious threat to not only Japan’s local environmen t, but even as far away as the USA and Canada. Checking radiation levels.

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Japan Radioactivity in Sea Water 1,250 Times Above Normal as Radiation Levels Approach Those of Chernobyl

Green Prophet

Is the Japanese nuclear radiation crises getting better, or getting worse? It depends on who is reporting the ongoing events at the Fukushima nuclear reactors, which were heavily damaged by the 9.0 Energy Water Israel Japan Nuclear energy Turkey

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Could Intense Solar Flares Meltdown Nuclear Reactors Everywhere?

Green Prophet

A massive solar flare, like small one shown in this photo , could cause the world’s 440 commercial and 300 plus research nuclear reactors to melt down simultaneously. More articles about the sun, solar energy, and nuclear energy: Arab Spring May Boost Chance for Desertec Solar Power.

‘Our Jordan is Not Nuclear’ Say Greenpeace Activists

Green Prophet

Campaigners step up their lobbying for a nuclear-free Jordan as the final decision with regards to the chosen firm approaches. The Jordanian government will pick the firm which will build Jordan’s first nuclear station in May. Nuclear reactors can never be safe.

Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

Jordan is now months away from announcing the company they have selected to construct the country’s first nuclear reactor. The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor as part of its efforts to end its heavy dependence on energy imports.

Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests

Green Prophet

Anti-nuclear campaigners in Jordan have staged another protest against the nation’s plans to build a nuclear reactor. The nuclear plans are part of Jordan’s effort to become more self-sufficient at providing its own energy.

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans For 100% Switch To Renewables

Green Prophet

Following plans to transform Mecca into a solar city, an influential member of the Saudi Royal family has announced even more ambitious renewable energy plans for the country. “No country can ban itself from any one form of energy,” he said.

Jordan Suspends Its Nuclear Plans Amid Controversy

Green Prophet

After a busy week of debate and controversy, MPs in Jordan have supported a parliamentary committee recommendation to suspend Jordan’s projected nuclear programme. It’s certainly been a busy week for Khaled Toukan who is commissioner of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

Jordanians Hold Vigil for Fukushima

Green Prophet

On the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace volunteers gathered in Amman to hold a vigil. The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor to help end its heavy dependence on energy imports.

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Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier

Green Prophet

Does the rapid expansion of new technologies like fracking threaten the future of eco-friendly energy alternatives such as wind and solar energy? An energy panel held on the first day of the Oct. associate deputy secretary of energy. energy policy vis-à-vis the Arab world?

The Middle East Nuclear Power Boom Without Toxic Waste Strategy

Green Prophet

Last week, the government of Saudi Arabia announced that it would go ahead with its nuclear energy ambitions and invest more than $100bn in building 16 nuclear reactors over the next two decades. Finland has found one solution (far from ideal) to the nuclear waste problem.

Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious questions over Jordan’s nuclear plans. Problematic Nuclear Industry. Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests.

Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

Green Prophet

Protesters in Jordan are campaigning against the country’s plans to build a nuclear reactor which they state carries more risks than positive impacts. As a water scare country , Jordan is also badly placed to provide the copious amounts of water that are needed to cool a nuclear reactor.

Turkey Expected To Cancel Nuclear Plans After Massive Earthquake

Green Prophet

Although the temblor didn’t shake the Black Sea region of Sinop, which was some 800 kilometers northwest of the epicenter, it may have stalled plans to build a nuclear power plant (NPP) there. Nuclear ambitions. Despite Japan, Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors.

How Can We Get to Zero-Carbon Energy?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But even with substantial improvements in energy efficiency and conservation, atmospheric CO2 levels will continue to grow over the coming decades unless significant global steps are taking to stabilize them — among them, a large increase in zero-carbon energy production.

Plans For Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant Revealed

Green Prophet

Located in the southern province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea, the Akkuyu nuclear plant has been controversial since it was first proposed in the 1970s. The $20 billion plant will be built and majority owned and operated by Russian atomic energy agency ROSATOM.

UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

Despite the Fukushima nuclear power disaster, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates states that they will stick by their nuclear energy plans. For the United Arab Emirates at least, nuclear power is still firmly on the table for future energy plans.