Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


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. But it is interesting to think that just as the reaction that creates nuclear energy is found in the nucleus of uranium atoms, the controversy over the continued use of nuclear energy is at the core of practically any discussion about it. What is nuclear energy?

Renewable Energy Sources May Provide Political Breakthrough


Why are we even talking about Iran's nuclear program when renewable energy offers a clear way out of this conundrum? If we can remove bad politics from the equation for a moment and get back to business as usual, energy diplomacy with Iran could render the nuclear question irrelevant altogether. The West is not alone in the pursuit of renewable energy capacity.

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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. According to numbers from the International Energy Agency (IEA), about 78 percent of the total electricity generated in China between 2004 and 2010 came from coal. To combat this, China is investing heavily in more sustainable and cleaner energy sources.

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. Dressed as different renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and water, and with the help from a old fire truck the activists managed to cross the security fences surrounding the Swedish nuclear plant. Reactors are standing in the way of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.”.

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. Other countries around the world have taken the disaster as a warning signal and have either ordered fresh audits on their nuclear plants or ramped back future plans. It has also been the target of anti-nuclear protests, so the move could draw a few votes her way.

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. Over two dozen anti-nuclear activists protested near Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh’s Amman offices last Saturday, in vocal reaction to a government policy statement reaffirming Jordan’s commitment to nuclear development.

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 event was organised to show solidarity with those who has suffered due to the Fukushima incident and all those who has has been placed in danger due to the use of nuclear power. At around 6.30pm, 40 sky lanterns were released by Jordanians citizens and Japanese students to remember the nuclear disaster which began to unfold exactly one year ago in Fukushima. “We

Nuclear safety expert explains why he became anti-nuclear and pro-solar

Green Blog

The Italian nuclear engineer and safety expert Cesare Silvi explains why he left his former pro-nuclear stance for solar and other renewable energy sources: “I soon came to the conclusion that neither international cooperation nor technological advancements would guarantee human societies to build and safely run nuclear reactors in all possible conditions on Earth (earthquakes, floods, droughts, tornadoes, wars, terrorism, climate change, tsunamis, pandemics, etc.).

Renewable energy overtakes nuclear and becomes Scotland's top power source

Green Blog

According to newly released statistics from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewable energy sources produced 32 percent of Scotland''s electricity in the first half of 2014 – beating both nuclear power, which used to be Scotland''s main source of electricity, and fossil fuels. terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity from renewable energy sources in the first half of 2013.

Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1]. This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy. The idea stems from the extremely low greenhouse gas emissions released during the process of energy generation. How is nuclear energy produced? Energy

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future. Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy. For more on energy issues in Jordan and Lebanon see: Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans.

Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

Green Prophet

To reduce its dependence on foreign petroleum and natural gas, Turkey ought to rapidly develop its renewable and nuclear energy infrastructure, said Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, on the day that Turkey’s new petroleum prices were announced. “By building nuclear power plants and using solar as well as wind power, Turkey’s dependency on foreign imports will decrease. Focus should be on renewables, not nuclear.

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Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part II » Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy. Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. And, by offering corporations broad rights to challenge environmental and other public interest policies, trade and investment rules can undermine one of the most urgent challenges of our time: the transition to a clean energy future. Compass.

What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?


Energy security is an issue of ever. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society. The supply of energy, heavily informed by geography and the natural resource wealth of countries, helps determine at least partly relations with other countries. The availability of affordable energy is the key issue of modern politics. What are the four main sources of non-renewable energy? #1

An Energy Insider for Nuclear Newcomers in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Nuclear energy is a low carbon power source, but whether or not it should be considered a renewable energy source is long debated and fought over –- even in the Middle East where the industry is nascent. Like the oil industry upon which our modern industrial world is built, nuclear does and will play a role in the world’s energy supply. This is what I am asking Jack Shillito, a senior analyst for Nuclear Energy Insider.

UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan

Green Blog

Access to electricity could make all the difference for the people who are without it today – but it needs to be modern and sustainable energy. The UN believes access to clean and modern energy is key to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The two international organizations therefore recently appealed to governments, international agencies and the private sector for money to help finance their universal energy plan. But not all energy sources are welcomed. “We

The Good News: United States Using Less Energy Due to Recession and Tech Advances

Eco Friendly Daily

When it comes to energy consumption, the U.S According to the data and analysis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a government national security laboratory in Livermore, California, Americans are also leaning towards more alternative and renewable energy sources like solar, hydrothermal and geothermal power than ever before. The lower figure for energy consumption is not due to any drastic change in mindsets.

Nissan and Renault EVs: What if Every Appliance We Use Ran on Gasoline?

Green Prophet

The clincher of these, of course is to tell people that since electricity plays such an important part of our lives to run all these appliances, why not use this clean quieter power source to power the cars we drive as well. Nuclear energy, another widely used electricity fuel source showed everyone its tragic consequences by the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at a nuclear power plant in Japan.

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Energy for a Sustainable Future Ebooks, online resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] Time : 9 hours Level : Introductory Introduction Introduction Resource Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This unit will survey the world’s present energy systems and their. 1 Energy sources and environmental impact 1.1 Where do we get our energy from? 2 Definitions: energy, sustainability and the future 2.1 What is energy?

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Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions


Anthropogenic thermal differences caused by the discharge of hot water from power plants and factories directly into an open water source is also considered water pollution as it decreases oxygen levels and alters the species that can survive there, often inviting non-native species invasion, altering the food chain and typically reducing species biodiversity [5]. Unfortunately, there are many causes of water pollution, both point source and non-point source. .

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Millennials see Keystone as more than just a pipeline

Green Blog

The fight over Keystone is really about a generational shift in our energy paradigm and how we will survive the 21st century. With a growing foreboding, however, we are sensing our carbon lifestyle may be lethal to future generations and if they are to survive it is incumbent on us to accelerate efforts to develop other energy sources. billion metric tons of CO2 per year and world energy needs are expected to rise about 40 percent over the next 20 years.

What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

" That package contained a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for electricity generation from renewable energy sources that has helped specifically to sustain rapid growth of the wind energy industry over the past few years.  Wind had its best year ever in 2012 , with more megawatts installed than any other generation, including coal, gas and nuclear. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Independent.

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Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted. Introduction Every living-thing needs energy to maintain their lives on Earth. Everything needs energy to do their works. But ‘Is nuclear the answer?’ [6],

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook

The Green Changemakers

The newly released Greenpeace report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook , details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy. The Energy [R]evolution U.S. can use energy more efficiently and increase renewable energy generating capacity to cut current C02 emissions levels some 23% by 2020 and 85% by 2050.

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