Nuclear Energy

Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

Switzerland just passed a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants. The landmark vote brings the nation closer to …

Renewable Energy

Why Are Global Warming Alarmists Afraid Of Nuclear Power?

In the <i>New York Times</i>, David Leonhardt praises China and India for cutting carbon dioxide emissions, despite the fact that “Hundreds of millions of …

Energy

Cold War Nuclear Testing Teaches Us About Space Weather [Infographic]

The Earth’s magnetosphere helps protect us from high-energy particles from the Sun. Occasionally, these particles get through the magnetosphere and cause problems with electronics on Earth as well as create dangerous situations for satellites and astronauts. It is commonly referred to as space …

Space Weather

Switzerland votes to make all of its energy renewable

Swiss voters have backed government plans to replace the power from ageing nuclear reactors with renewable energy.<p>A total of 58.2 per cent of voters …

Energy

President Trump Stands United With Israel Against 'Growing Threat': Iran Must Never Possess Nuclear Weapon

President Trump delivered a statement at a joint press conference with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday afternoon.<p>Trump delivered strong …

Iran

Could US Nuclear Weapons be Hacked?

The Air Force is seeking more interactions with private sector firms to build better networks for securing nuclear weapons computer systems, service …

Military

Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power and replace it with renewable energy

The Swiss have used their power of direct democracy to end nuclear power. In a referendum on Sunday (May 21), 58.2% voted in favor of a law that will not allow building of new nuclear plants. The country’s five nuclear plants can continue to operate as long as they are safe.<p>Switzerland relies …

Energy

Switzerland votes for an end to nuclear power

Countries like the UK might still embrace nuclear power, but Switzerland is headed in the opposite direction. The country has voted in favor of an energy plan that will eventually eliminate any use of nuclear power, shifting its efforts toward renewable sources like solar and wind. While there's no …

Energy

Swiss vote to ditch nuclear power for renewable energy

BERLIN - Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favour of renewable energy.<p>A projection from Sunday's …

Renewable Energy

Nuclear accident at South Korean plant could leave western Japan massively contaminated: study

A nuclear accident at a power plant in the southern area of South Korea could cause more serious contamination to western Japan than on its home …

South Korea

What Does Rouhani’s Victory Mean for the Nuclear Deal?

The reformist president’s pivotal achievement during his first term was the historic deal whereby Tehran agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment and …

Iran

Forget North Korea: This Is the Most Likely Place a Nuclear War Could Break Out

India and Pakistan have been rivals since 1947, when the two countries were born from the dissolution of the British Raj in India. The two countries …

North Korea

Nuclear chiefs regroup in SA as minister pledges fresh start

Cape Town – Nuclear energy executives and advisers have regrouped to discuss the way forward after a court case cancelled the start of the 9.6 GW new …

Business (South Africa)

Nuclear Energy's Immediate Fate In the U.S. Could Be Up To State Regulators

The prospects for nuclear energy around the globe stand in stark contrast to its possible fate here in the United States, where the four reactors now under construction in Georgia and South Carolina are in question.<p>Toshiba Corp.’s Westinghouse is building two advanced reactors for Southern Co.’s …

Energy

Pakistan Accuses India Of Diverting Nuclear Materials To Make Weapons

Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear materials it had obtained for peaceful purposes under the NSG waiver to make weapons.Foreign Office …

Pakistan

PM Modi's 'desi' nuclear power push as China continues to block NSG entry: What it means for India

As China continues to block India's entry to the coveted Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), Modi government has decided to set up 10 'indigenous' …

Energy

Nuclear power for cleaner future

The Cabinet’s move clearing an ambitious plan to build 10 indigenous nuclear power reactors sends out a clear signal that India will pursue its own …

Energy

India will build 10 new reactors in huge boost to nuclear power

<b>India will build 10 heavy water reactors to boost its nuclear power capacity, the government has announced.</b><p>India is one of the world's largest consumers of electricity, and the bulk of it is generated from coal.<p>The new reactors amount to more than the country's present installed capacity of nuclear …

Energy

Earth’s Space Weather Can Storm From Nuclear Explosions In Planet’s Atmosphere

No matter how small humans are on the great scale of the universe, we can still change it. NASA says we are even powerful enough to affect space …

Weather

Cold War-era Nuclear Tests Created Belts of Charged Particles Around the Earth - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | May 18, 2017 2:33 pm<p><i>(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>Up until 1963, both the U.S. and Soviet governments conducted over 500 …

Physics

Ohio Protects Customers, Puts the Brakes on FirstEnergy’s Nuclear Bailout

(COLUMBUS) The Ohio House’s Public Utilities Committee yesterday suspended further hearings on FirstEnergy’s nuclear subsidy proposal. The Ohio-based …

Energy

France needs 'massive' renewables growth, nuclear not only energy solution, says PM

May 18 France needs "massive and rapid" growth in renewable energy capacity and nuclear power is not the country's only energy solution, new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.<p>Philippe, who was appointed by newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron, used to work as head of public …

Energy

Macron, the ‘Post-Partisan’ and other Stories

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, has been putting together his government, drawing on figures from the right, left and center as well as a …

Conservative POV

Govt clears 10 new nuclear reactors in big power push

Written by Anil Sasi , Amitabh Sinha | New Delhi |<p>Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal. (File Photo)<p>In the biggest expansion of the country’s …

Energy

Could FCC Commissioner Choose Nuclear Option And Resign To Protect Net Neutrality?

Later this week, the three sitting members of the Federal Communications Commission are expected to vote 2-1 in favor of officially beginning the …

Net Neutrality

Swiss to vote on law to help renewables, ban new nuclear power plants

| ZURICH<p>Swiss voters will on Sunday determine the fate of a law proposing billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, a ban on new nuclear plants and a partial utilities bailout.<p>Polling so far suggests the law will be approved in the binding referendum, but support has slipped. A survey …

World News

Amazon’s Clean Energy Procurements Should Include Nuclear, Say Advocates

A coalition of scientists, clean energy advocates, business leaders and Ohio political leaders is asking Amazon to expand its renewable energy …

Energy

Union cabinet approves new coal linkage policy

<b>New Delhi:</b> India’s Union cabinet approved on Wednesday a new coal linkage policy to ensure all power projects get adequate supply through a bid …

Energy

Shadow Brokers Have North Korean, Russian Nuclear Program Data, Hackers Say in Blog

The Shadow Brokers offered to sell code that could be used to hack phones and computers and say they will start dumping data on nuclear programs.

North Korea

Opportunities Abound in Russia for African Students in Nuclear Studies

<b>Earlier this spring, Rosatom, the Russian Nuclear Corporation, revealed great news for African students in the field of nuclear-related topics: It</b> …

Sub-Saharan Africa