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Nuclear reactors that look good, but don’t really work

Nuclear reactor cutaway diagrams companion Nuclear Reaction Justin on December 21, 2009 Thanks to the Boing Boing website, we’ve found these very cool cutaway diagrams of nuclear reactors. They’ve been executed with love and care, and point to a future that was supposed to promise unlimited, clean and safe electricity.

Unfortunately, the diagrams lack the individual reactor designs’ histories. So, here is the handy cut-out-and-keep Nuclear Reaction nuclear reactor cutaway diagrams companion……. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, spinbuster | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Renewable energy feed-in tariffs for Taiwan

Taiwan government sets renewable energy feed-in tariffs Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES   21 December 2009]
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on December 18 announced final feed-in tariffs for renewable energy which will come into effect until the end of 2010. Renewable energy generating systems approved by the Bureau of Energy from July 10, 2009, the date the Renewable Energy Development Statute came into effect, to December 31, 2010 are eligible for subsidization.

Taiwan government sets renewable energy feed-in tariffs

December 22, 2009 Posted by | renewable, Taiwan | , , | Leave a comment

Countries will cheat, with nuclear energy to nuclear weapons

‘The history of the nuclear era adds to the ability of cheaters to get their way…’

Farewell to Nuclear Nonproliferation Khaleej  Times Bennett Ramberg 22 December 2009 On November 26 in his final report to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors before retiring after a long distinguished career, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei dared to utter what no other senior public figure would about Iran’s nuclear portfolio:“We have effectively reached a dead end.” Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , | Leave a comment

Renewable energy beating its target in Scotland

Scotland on track to exceed targets for renewable energy Renewable Energy Focus 21 December 2009 Scotland can easily meet its targets for renewable energy and reach 300% of its target by 2020 if all pending schemes are approved. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | climate change, renewable, UK | , | Leave a comment

US state’s big push for energy efficiency

Mass. pushing whole energy efficient neighborhoods Google News By STEVE LeBLANC (AP) – 22 Dec 09 BOSTON — Massachusetts officials are hoping to use a federal stimulus grant to take the idea of energy conservation down from the lofty heights of solar panels and wind turbines and bring it back to the neighborhood. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | climate change, ENERGY, USA | , , | Leave a comment

Danger of attack on Iran’s nuclear plants

Ex-Russian PM warns against attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities Ria Novosti 22 Dec 09
Any attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would have “horrible and unpredictable consequences,” a former Russian prime minister said on Monday. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Iran, weapons and war | , , | Leave a comment

Copenhagen a failure, yet Accord offers hopes

Obama Accord a good thing amid Copenhagen fiasco The Age ROSS GARNAUT December 23, 2009 The United Nations meeting on climate change at Copenhagen was a fiasco. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , | Leave a comment

Sudden shutdown of nuclear reactor

Shutdown Brings NRC Inspectors To Millstone Nuclear Plan  The Hartford Courant By JOSH KOVNER 21 Dec 09 WATERFORD — – Troubleshooters at the Millstone nuclear power complex were working Monday to find the cause of an electrical short that triggered an automatic shutdown of Unit 3, one of two nuclear reactors at the plant.Shutdown Brings NRC Inspectors To Millstone Nuclear Plan — Courant.com

December 22, 2009 Posted by | safety, USA | , | Leave a comment

Arizona nuclear reactor closing permanently

Univ. of Ariz. plans to shut down research reactor Google News By BOB CHRISTIE (AP)22 Dec 09 The University of Arizona plans to shut down its 51-year-old nuclear reactor by mid-2010, ending a half-century of specialized nuclear research and training at the Tucson school.The writing has been on the wall for the reactor’s demise since the late 1990s, said the professor who runs the UA Nuclear Research Lab. That’s when falling demand for nuclear engineers led the university to end specialized degree programs that had fed hundreds of engineers into the nuclear Navy and private nuclear industry.The reactor’s license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expires next year, and with a rigorous re-licensing process, the decision was made to shut the reactor down.

December 22, 2009 Posted by | business and costs, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment