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UK approves Edf’s £18 billion Hinkley Point nuclear project

The U.K. government has approved Electricite de France SA’s controversial plan to build two nuclear reactors for 18 billion pounds ($24 billion) in southwest England. Hinkley Point C will proceed under the condition that EDF – which has a Chinese

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Renewable energy explained in 2.5 minutes

This is an unofficial explainer video I created for a college project. I decided to gear it toward TheSolutionsProject.org. The assets went from Adobe Illustrator to After Effects. This animation explains the different types of energy such as, fossil fuels,

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Offshore wind could replace Hinkley in UK at same cost

Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’s the assessment of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef) following

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Why it’s time to dispel the myths about nuclear power

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, and the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl incident. Together, these constitute the two greatest nuclear accidents the world has ever seen. Even now, widespread confusion over these disasters still blights

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Britain is no leader in nuclear security

You report David Cameron as asserting at the global nuclear security summit in Washington that, along with the US, “Britain is very much giving the lead on nuclear security on nuclear sites, transport and materials” (World leaders meet to plan

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Why America abandoned nuclear power

There’s a compelling argument that the world ought to be building many more nuclear power plants. We’ll need vast amounts of carbon-free energy to stave off global warming. It’s not at all clear that renewables can do the job alone.

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EU lacks 118 billion euros in nuclear decommissioning funds

Europe lacks more than 118 billion euros ($132 billion) needed to dismantle its nuclear plants and manage the waste storage management, a working paper by the European Commission seen by Reuters shows. Assets covering only 150.1 billion euros in decommissioning

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What’s the (Hinkley) point?

Britain has been often criticised for the unpredictability of its energy policy. It should take a lesson from Paris. The national utility, Électricité de France (Edf), reliably puts off a final decision on whether to build Britain’s first nuclear-power station

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Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050. Considered radical at the

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For nuclear’s cost, U.K. could have six times the wind capacity

Britain could have six times the power-generation capacity for the same money by investing in wind turbines instead of the 24.5 billion-pound ($37.9 billion) Hinkley Point nuclear reactor. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a London-based researcher that

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