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Nuclear industry stalled as now uneconomic

Seven reactor projects around the country have been deferred in the last few months…..Other companies have looked at the economics of building nuclear reactors and decided to wait. In September, Exelon, the largest nuclear operator in the United States, stepped back from a plan to build a twin-unit reactor plant in Texas…..

Economy puts brakes on nuclear reactor plans The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio October 31, 2010 A third reactor for this Maryland site is stalled by an impasse over funding.  — Just a few years ago, the economic prognosis for new nuclear reactors looked bright. The prospect of growing electricity demand…..and government loan guarantees prompted companies to tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they wanted to build 28 reactors. Continue reading

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Uranium mining is damaging to tourism industry

a few years of mining operations are not worth ruining the reputations of Kainuu and Lapland as travel destinations.

Greens Want Uranium Mining Ban YLE Uutiset | yle.fi, 31 Oct 10, The Green League’s party council is calling for a ban on uranium mining in Finland. According to the Greens, uranium mining operations have got into the country “through the back door” and they are ruining the country’s reputation as a travel destination, especially in the north. Continue reading

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Nuclear testing has made dents on the planet

This Is What A Nuclear Test Site Looks Like From Above | Gizmodo Australia This Is What A Nuclear Test Site Looks Like From Above | Gizmodo Australia, 1 Nov 10 This is a Google Maps Satellite View of Yucca Flat, one of the Nevada Nuclear Test Sites. Over 739 nuclear tests were run between 1951 and 1992 which has left the region scarred and pockmarked to this day.

Yucca Flat is known as the “most nuclear blasted spot on the face of the Earth.” And some of the craters are gigantic! The biggest is the Sedan Crater which is 390 metres wide and 97 metres deep. That’s like 4 football fields across and 1 football field deep yo……. I guess you can say we’ve made a dent on our planet This Is What A Nuclear Test Site Looks Like From Above | Gizmodo Australia

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Hong Kong – anti-nuclear protest and petition

A study by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department shows that wind and solar energy can meet 21 percent of electricity demand if these alternative power sources are fully developed in the region.

Greens dead set against nuclear plan, The Standard, Natalie Wong, November 01, 2010About 30 Greenpeace activists staged a “die-in” protest on a Mong Kok street yesterday to dramatize their opposition to a government plan to tap mainland nuclear plants for more electricity. Continue reading

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USA pushing India hard on behalf of nuclear power companies

the US continues to push hard to get India to dilute the liability legislation to spare the US companies.

PM, Hillary discuss Obama visit – The Times of India, 31 Oct 10, NEW DELHI: Ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit, PM Manmohan Singh held a 45-minute meeting with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in Hanoi to discuss the keenly-awaited trip. Clinton will not be accompanying the president.At the heart of the discussions was the US’s continuing difficulties with the Indian nuclear liability law…… That is one of the issues which I think is being discussed by the Department of Atomic Energy with the US firms concerned.”  But sources said the US continues to push hard to get India to dilute the liability legislation to spare the US companies. ….. PM, Hillary discuss Obama visit – The Times of India

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Renewable energy for Austria

Austrians stake claim to green energy – The Diplomat Bucharest – November 2010 Renewable energy investments from Austria are expected to rise – if the legal incentive scheme for this is in place, according to Rudolf Lukavsky, commercial counsellor for the Austrian Embassy in BucharestAustria is expecting a rise of its investments in renewable energy projects in Romania, especially in the fields of hydro power and wind parks, according to Rudolf Lukavsky, commercial counsellor for the Austrian Embassy.
However the Government is still putting the financial touches to a workable law on renewable energy, which was drawn up at the end of June, but still lacks the secondary legislation.
Once this is in place, there should be a clearer incentive scheme for the period up until 2020, helping investors in green energy to establish a predictable business plan to present to their potential financiers. Austrians stake claim to green energy – The Diplomat Bucharest – November 2010

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