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Glad tidings for sea power potential

17 May, 2016 – The daily ebb and flow of the tides promise a renewable energy bonanza for countries such as Canada and the UK that have shallow seas and a steep tidal range.

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Nuclear costs roll onwards and upwards

7 May, 2016 – Building new nuclear power stations is becoming hugely more expensive by the day, but decommissioning old ones might prove to be even more costly.

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Japan pays high price for ‘silo’ science

2 May, 2016 – Analysts in Tokyo say Japan needs to base its energy policy and nuclear safety on international scientific co-operation if it is to make the right decisions and prosper.

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Scientists see the future in natural resources

30 April, 2016 – From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

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Chernobyl marks 30 rancorous years

26 April, 2016 – Bitter arguments rage on about the nuclear industry after the catastrophic loss of trust when the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors met their spectacular and lethal ends.

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Nuclear costs in uncharted territory

18 April, 2016 − As some governments press on with new nuclear installations to address climate change, a multi-billion dollar industry will be needed to make safe old power plants and their hazardous waste.


Investors warned: Forget fossil fuels

14 April, 2016 − Historic change heralded as investors are told they face losing their money if they continue to back the fossil fuel industry that is causing disastrous global warming.

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Call for Saudis to be a solar power

13 April, 2016 − Saudi Arabia says it plans to be less dependent on oil revenues in future – but will it grasp the opportunity to become a world leader in solar energy?


Big push for small nuclear reactors

11 April, 2016 – Global nuclear companies are meeting this week to discuss licensing the controversial small modular reactors that are costing billions of dollars to develop and would be sited near towns.

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