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Japan's 'Unholy Trinity': Nuclear Power Must Join Renewables to Move Emissions Reduction Needle

May 20, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Japan and Emissions Goals

The Asahi Shimbun reported in March on the decision of four big Japanese electric utilities to decommission a total of five nuclear reactors that have been in operation for more than 40 years. Respective plans have been submitted to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).[read more]

A Nuclear Future Means Clean, Economic Electricity; Yet Fossil Fuels Reign

April 14, 2015 by Milton Caplan

Nuclear and Clean Energy Needs

China’s commitment to nuclear power is strong and unwavering. An important reason for this rapid expansion is the need for clean air. Pollution in China is a real and everyday problem for its large population. The Chinese see nuclear power as path to ultimately reducing their need to burn coal.[read more]

Existing Nuclear Plants are Valuable and Worth Saving

May 19, 2014 by Rod Adams

Saving Current Nuclear Plants


Many currently operating nuclear plants are in danger of being permanently shut down due to temporary conditions including low natural gas prices, improperly designed markets, quotas and mandates, and insufficient recognition of nuclear energy as a near zero emission power source.[read more]

What a Waste – Vermont Yankee is in Beautiful Condition

March 29, 2014 by Rod Adams

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont is a relatively young steam plant that uses a low-cost, essentially emission-free fuel. It is strategically located in an area with few fossil fuel resources, extreme weather, and frequent spikes in electricity prices.[read more]