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.

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Green Blog

Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. nuclear power’s days are numbered. In 1957, the country’s first commercial nuclear reactor was completed in Pennsylvania.

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Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

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Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. But a new book by anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Mangano argues that the dangers far outweigh any benefits. Elaine Graham-Leigh has reviewed Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment by Joseph Mangano.

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.

As US Nuclear Reactors decay…

Green Blog

It relates to the slow gradual decline of the US nuclear power sector. I’ve never been in a US nuclear plant, but people whom I know who have (pro-nuclear mind) paint a bleak picture. Suffice to say, many of America’s nuclear plants are as it were “ getting on a bit ”.

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

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A dozen of Greenpeace activists sneaked into France''s oldest nuclear power plant earlier this morning in an effort to highlight security weaknesses at nuclear facilities in Europe. All in all, about 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 different countries participated in today''s protest at the Fessenheim nuclear plant - the oldest in France. The nuclear plant is situated on the banks of the Rhine, one of Europe''s largest rivers that runs through three different countries.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

Unfortunately not everything is renewable energy as China has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. And more than a third of the world’s nuclear reactors currently under construction can be found in China. Last year, China’s nuclear capacity reached 20,000 megawatts.

Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

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A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro, Vermont is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism. This information was taken by AP from Nuclear Regulatory Commission records as part of their coverage on the matter.

Japanese activists: Nuclear power is not the answer to global warming

Green Blog

One month after the horrifying earthquake and tsunami hit Japan the country is considering raising the severity level of its nuclear crisis to the highest level available. Other flaws with nuclear energy is the fact that the construction takes too long, and that the costs are rising.

A critical analysis of future nuclear reactors designs

Green Blog

Once upon a time I used to be a fan of nuclear energy. As far as I saw it, nuclear energy was the silver bullet solution to all of our energy problems and more. Notably the fact that most of the economic figures in support of nuclear power (a couple of typical delusions you’ll find here and here ) come straight out of Hogwarts school of magic, wizardry….and and economics (more realistic appraisals of nuclear economics can be found here and here ).

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. Image of previous nuclear protest via Hamza Omari/ Greenpeace Jordan. Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests.

Safety Report: Swedish nuclear reactors have major security issues, needs to be shut down immediately

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Last week Greenpeace released an alarming report about the state of Swedish nuclear power plants. According to the report, the security problems at the aging nuclear reactors in Sweden are so urgent that they should be shut down immediately to avoid any severe accidents. And on Tuesday this week around 70 Greenpeace activists managed, without much trouble , to get inside the area at two Swedish nuclear plants. The Swedish nuclear reactors are old, really old.

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

Green Prophet

Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is going from bad to worse, following Friday’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Energy Egypt Israel Japan Jordan Middle East nuclear radiationChecking for radiation in Japan.

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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?

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. Nuclear energy, which had previously been Scotland’s main source of electricity, only generated 7.8TWh over the same period.

Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Much Worse Than Chernobyl

Green Prophet

Although several months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan, the resulting nuclear power plant crisis, and the effect on the world environment is still far from over. Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment.

“Worst Case Scenario” Realized as Three Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Melt Down

Green Prophet

In what is being considered as a “worst case scenario&# Japan power company authorities have now confirmed that three of the Fukushima nuclear reactors have actually melted down. With 3 Raging Meltdowns at Fukushima, What’s Positive About Nuclear Power.

Explosives found at nuclear power plant in Sweden – security levels increased

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Yesterday explosives were found at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. In response to this, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority increased security levels to “yellow”, which is the second level of a three-point scale, at all Swedish nuclear power plants. The explosives were found on a large truck that was about to enter the inner area of the nuclear power plant where the reactors are located. Security levels at all Swedish nuclear power plants will remain high.

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.

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.

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.

Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone” Dogs and Cats

Green Prophet

Thousands of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals have been literally abandoned by their owners and left to suffer and die of starvation and effects of radiation leakage from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants , which has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean.

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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.

E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

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is largely due to Germany’s Energiewende – the country’s transition away from nuclear and fossil fuels and towards clean, sustainable and renewable energy.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Nuclear crisis in Japan

Green Blog

Smoke is seen here coming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where several people have been reported injured following an explosion at the site. In the aftermaths of the massive and devastating earthquake that hit Japan yesterday a nuclear crisis has unfolded in the country.

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

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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.).

In Germany, Renewable Energy surpasses nuclear and coal power

Green (Living) Review

The country produced more energy from renewable sources than from nuclear, hard-coal or gas-fired plants this year after boosting investments in projects from wind to biomass. Nuclear power sank to 17.4 Germany plans to move away from nuclear energy completely by 2022. We must have, they say, new nuclear power stations. The fossil fuel and nuclear industry, methinks.

The fifty year wait for nuclear fusion energy is here, honest…

Green Blog

Last week the UK firmly threw its hat into the fusion ring with the UK Company AWE joining the National Ignition Facility (NIF) based in the US to push for energy’s Holy Grail : nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion, in layman’s terms, has all the benefits of nuclear fission, our current nuclear energy source, but with none of the radioactive material which will have an environmental impact lasting far past the life time of our children’s children.

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

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We don''t do nuclear energy,” said Kim while he and UN Secretary-General unveiled their universal energy plans at a press conference this past November. Nuclear power from country to country is an extremely political issue," Kim told reporters. The World Bank Group does not engage in providing support for nuclear power. We are really focusing on increasing investment in those modalities and we don''t do nuclear energy." Around 1.3

Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

Green Prophet

In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. Read more about nuclear power in the Middle East: Despite Japan, Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors.

Nuclear is Not The Way

Sierra Club Compass

I hope the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is listening. The DGEIS seeks to examine the environmental costs of spent nuclear fuel. During the meeting, dozens of concerned citizens spoke about problems associated with nuclear waste.

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. This is what I am asking Jack Shillito, a senior analyst for Nuclear Energy Insider.

Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

Green Prophet

In its haste to free itself from oil-powered electricity, during the Arab oil shocks of the &# 70s, France switched to nuclear energy. It had been vulnerable in its dependence on the Middle East, and moved to nuclear to free itself of the risk from more oil shocks.

How can nuclear power be seen as 'clean' energy?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How can nuclear energy ever be seen as 'clean' energy, even remotely, when we have no way of dealing with the spent fuel other than store it up for some future generation to worry about? At the same time while the renewable energy industry is being told that it has to stand on its own two feet – leading to substantial cuts in government funding – when the nuclear industry has been subsidized for the past fifty years, and is still being subsidized.

When Humans Leave: Chernobyl Ecosystem 30 Years Later.

Elephant Journal

Scientists now say that the effects from some of the world's biggest nuclear disasters are less damaging to the Earth than.

Japanese Risk All to Save Nuclear Zone Strays

Green Prophet

This only shows that people are willing to go the “extra mile&# to save animals that would eventually die from being left behind in the panic that occurred after the nuclear reactors were damaged in the 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that followed.