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How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, caused massive damage and destruction, including the failure of a nuclear power plant cooling system.

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Solar Power Is Cheaper Than Nuclear for the First Time

Solar Power Is Cheaper Than Nuclear for the First Time

Here's bright spot in the news of the day: energy from new solar installations has, for the first time, become cheaper than energy from new nuclear plants, according to a new Duke University study. Thanks

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Bill Gates Teams Up With Toshiba to Build Mini Nuclear Reactors

Bill Gates Teams Up With Toshiba to Build Mini Nuclear Reactors

The new nuclear age has officially begun. First President Obama announced $8 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear power, and now Toshiba has teamed up with TerraPower, a Bill Gates-backed startup, to

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor Set to Shut Down

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor Set to Shut Down

Vermont may soon become the first state in America to shut down a nuclear reactor. During a meeting tomorrow, the state senate is likely to deny a request to extend the life of the 38-year-old Vermont

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GE Hitachi Plans to Turn Nuclear Waste into Fuel

GE Hitachi Plans to Turn Nuclear Waste into Fuel

President Obama's recent announcement that the U.S. government will offer $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first new nuclear plant in the country in 30 years upset clean energy advocates for

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E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E. Coli does more than just make people sick -- it can also be used to clean up nuclear waste, according to researchers at Birmingham University. The research team found that E. Coli bacteria effectively

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