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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal
The Guardian • Jonathan Wattsin Cape Town
The flexible future of green energy
New Scientist
Japan's renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment
The Guardian • Justin Mccurry
There may never be another nuclear plant built in the US ever again
CNBC • Alexa Lardieri
Demand for cooling predicted to outstrip heating as Earth warms
The Guardian • Adam Vaughan Energy Correspondent
Machine learning unicorn Uptake is acquiring a huge industrial database
CNBC • Tom Dichristopher
Oil and gas association comes out against a coal utility's bailout
CNBC • Javier E. David
Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants
Ars Technica • Megan Geuss
No new nuke units expected built in U.S. due to costs, Exelon exec says
Seeking Alpha • Carl Surran
Facing the myths surrounding proliferation financing
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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal
The GuardianJonathan Wattsin Cape Town
Two grassroots women activists – one black, one white – stand together against two of the world’s most powerful men – one black, one white – over a secret, undemocratic, multibillion dollar nuclear deal. If this was the plot of a Netflix...
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Climate Change, Energy & Utilities
The flexible future of green energy
New Scientist
ADVERTISING FEATURE THE huge power station at Drax, North Yorkshire, is the UK’s largest: a forbidding concrete structure with 12 enormous cooling towers. It sits inside a 1000-hectare site and produces 4 gigawatts of electricity – almost enough to power London. Conceived...
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Environment, Nuclear Power
Japan's renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment
The GuardianJustin Mccurry
The tens of thousands of solar panels resting on the surface of the Yamakura dam reservoir have finally begun to earn their keep. This floating solar farm in Chiba prefecture is the biggest of its kind in Japan – and one of...
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Energy Finance, Energy & Utilities
There may never be another nuclear plant built in the US ever again
CNBCAlexa Lardieri
A SENIOR OFFICIAL WITH America's largest nuclear plant operating company is predicting a dim future for nuclear power in the U.S. William Von Hoene, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Exelon, said last week that he doesn't foresee any new...
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Energy Efficiency, Environment
Demand for cooling predicted to outstrip heating as Earth warms
The GuardianAdam Vaughan Energy Correspondent
A burgeoning middle class and a warming world will result in energy demand for cooling overtaking that for heating by the middle of the century, researchers have predicted. Energy use for air conditioning, refrigeration and other cooling appliances will jump 90% on...
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Coal Industry, Energy Finance
Machine learning unicorn Uptake is acquiring a huge industrial database
CNBCTom Dichristopher
Brad Keywell Predictive analytics startup Uptake is acquiring a company that controls a huge trove of industrial data, a move that positions the tech unicorn to better compete in the race to digitize power plants, oil wells and factory floors. Uptake, a...
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Coal Industry, Energy Finance
Oil and gas association comes out against a coal utility's bailout
CNBCJavier E. David
Signage is displayed at the FirstEnergy Corp. Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. It's not often environmentalists and the oil industry find themselves on the same side of an argument, but FirstEnergy Solutions' plea for emergency government assistance has united...
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Coal Industry, Nuclear Power
Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants
Ars TechnicaMegan Geuss
At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry expressed his willingness to help coal and nuclear plants out with an emergency order similar to one requested by energy firm FirstEnergy earlier this month. Two weeks ago, FirstEnergy asked...
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Nuclear Power, Uranium
No new nuke units expected built in U.S. due to costs, Exelon exec says
Seeking AlphaCarl Surran
No new nuclear power units will be built in the U.S. due to their high cost relative to other generating options, says an exec from Exelon (NYSE:EXC), the country's industry leader with 23 operational reactors. "It's very unlikely that absent some extraordinary...
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Nuclear Power
Facing the myths surrounding proliferation financing
belfercenter.orgBelfer Center
In February, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—an intergovernmental body responsible for promoting policies to protect the global financial system—released a report on the financing of WMD proliferation. The new report is a much-anticipated update to the task force’s aging 2008 guidance...
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