On the last day of 2021, Germany has shut down three of its last six nuclear power plants, following the deadline that then Chancellor Angela Merkel had set in 2011 after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident in the wake of a tsunami that year. Merkel had earlier reversed
As climate change pushes states in the US to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap
No one would have believed this possible only a few years ago, but nuclear energy has been creeping up in public estimation, despite its long record of unfulfilled promise and cataclysmic missteps.
The United States Department of Energy officials announced a successful experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California where ‘fusion’ was used to release energy, and the energy released is more than that is lost in the ignition process. Fusion is the process that is at work in sun and in the stars, which
Prospects for the world’s nuclear industry have been boosted by the war in Ukraine and mounting hostility towards climate-wrecking fossil fuels — but Niger, one of the world’s biggest sources of uranium, has yet to feel the improvement. The deeply impoverished landlocked Sahel state is a major supplier of uranium to the European
An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant. California is the birthplace of the modern environmental movement that for decades
Recently, the circular economy has emerged as a concept that is rapidly gaining significance in several countries, including the UAE.
US researchers announced a historic nuclear fusion breakthrough on Tuesday, hailing a "landmark achievement" in the quest for a source of unlimited, clean power and an end to reliance on fossil fuels.
It is rare for global leaders to be photographed standing near nuclear fusion reactors, because they know that the metaphors will write themselves. Whoever made the decision to have Rishi Sunak and Grant Shapps head off to Oxfordshire and announce their plans for net zero in front of humanity’s longest-running