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Government's bungled handling of nuclear decommissioning deal hits Babcock
Telegraph • Alan Tovey
Populism Threatens Energy Transition: Centrica
Natural Gas Europe - Latest News
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Resiliance.org • Tom Whipple
West Coast states, cities, challenge Trump on climate policies
Summit County Citizens Voice • Bob Berwyn
Can We Slow Global Warming and Still Grow?
The New Yorker • J.B. Mackinnon
Illinois effort to help policymakers understand emerging grid technology
Midwest Energy News • David J. Unger
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s
SPACE.com • Mike Wall
Rosatom Starts Developing Large Uranium Deposit in Southern Siberia
RIA Novosti
Toshiba's US nuclear power unit throws in the towel
ZDNet • Charlie Osborne
X-Energy Steps Into The Ring With Its Advanced Pebble Bed Modular Nuclear Reactor
Forbes • Contributor, James Conca
 
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Government's bungled handling of nuclear decommissioning deal hits Babcock
TelegraphAlan Tovey
A £6.1bn deal to clean up Britain’s redundant fleet of Magnox nuclear reactors has been pulled after the Government bungled how the work was awarded. The taxpayer will also pay almost £100m in compensation to companies who bid for Magnox work but...
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Economic Policy, Emissions Trading
Populism Threatens Energy Transition: Centrica
Natural Gas Europe - Latest News
The transformation in energy is not going to stop, but political and societal events are conspiring to make the transition more difficult, Centrica CEO Iain Conn (pictured below) said in a speech March 24. "The 'demand pull' from market forces is taking...
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Coal Industry, Environment
Peak Oil Review – Mar 27, 2017
Resiliance.orgTom Whipple
Quote of the Week “Overall the idea that we have to go into the Arctic to find new resources I think has been dispelled by the enormous cheap, easier to produce and quicker time-to-market resources in the Permian onshore US. We think...
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Climate Change, Economic Policy
West Coast states, cities, challenge Trump on climate policies
Summit County Citizens VoiceBob Berwyn
Leaders vow to fight effort to roll back Clean Power Plan Staff Report The Trump administration will reportedly soon unveil an executive order to try and undo climate policies developed under Obama, but West Coast states say they have intention of going...
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
Can We Slow Global Warming and Still Grow?
The New YorkerJ.B. Mackinnon
On March 17th, the International Energy Agency announced that 2016 marked the third year in a row that global carbon emissions had stayed at the same level while the world’s economy grew. This three-time repeat has put to rest any lingering suspicions...
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Distributed Generation, Electricity Markets
Illinois effort to help policymakers understand emerging grid technology
Midwest Energy NewsDavid J. Unger
Illinois regulators have launched a collaborative, statewide effort to share knowledge and build consensus around the myriad challenges facing a modernizing, 21st-century power grid.
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Nuclear Power
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s
SPACE.comMike Wall
The production of nuclear spacecraft fuel, currently a dwindling resource, could go into overdrive in the early 2020s. A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management (TSM) aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 (Pu-238) — the material...
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Nuclear Power, Russia
Rosatom Starts Developing Large Uranium Deposit in Southern Siberia
RIA Novosti
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A subsidiary of ARMZ, a uranium branch of Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, started the development of the Vershinnoye uranium deposit in the Republic of Buryatia in southern Siberia, the ARMZ press service said Monday. "The work was...
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Nuclear Power, Technology Industry
Toshiba's US nuclear power unit throws in the towel
ZDNetCharlie Osborne
Toshiba has filed for bankruptcy protection for its ailing nuclear power unit Westinghouse Electric in a move that could cost the tech giant billions of dollars to implement. Toshiba could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US as early as Tuesday...
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Georgia Power , Natural Gas
X-Energy Steps Into The Ring With Its Advanced Pebble Bed Modular Nuclear Reactor
ForbesContributor, James Conca
X-energy’s Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular nuclear power plant has higher efficiencies, a reduced water requirement, a small physical footprint, a small emergency planning zone, doesn't need to shut down to refuel, and is walk-away safe from any possible accident.
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