nuclear-news

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

A global shift to renewable energy – IRENA

On global green growth, she said, in 2004-2008, there was a fourfold  increase in renewable energy investments, while RE investments in 2009  stood at $162 billion.

Renewable energy sector may have 20m new jobs, Khaleej Times 28 September 2010ABU DHABI — Renewable energy sector around the world will have some 20 million new job opportunities by 2030, said Helene Pelosse, interim Director- General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Continue reading

September 28, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, renewable | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A solar company investing in nuclear?

The Property consists of two contiguous mineral dispositions, covering an area of ~2000 hectares, in the western Athabasca Basin, 8.3km west of the Cluff Lake Mine and 12.7km northwest of AREVA/UEX’s Shea Creek Project…..The Athabasca Basin is the most productive uranium producing region in the world, producing approximately 1/3 of the world uranium each year.

Solar Energy Options Major Uranium Prospect in the Athabasca Basin – MarketWatch Sept. 27, 2010,   (BUSINESS WIRE) — Solar Energy Limited   is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with an arms’-length vendor by which the Company can earn a 100% interest in the West Carswell Property (the “Property”). Continue reading

September 28, 2010 Posted by | Canada, secrets,lies and civil liberties, Uranium | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cutting edge technology dispels the propaganda against renewable energy

So when I read the next diatribe opposing renewable power or questioning the science of climate change, I’ll think of these and other visionary businesses across Vermont that chose to do the right thing by Vermont’s economy, our local energy security and the health of the planet.

Businesses across the state see the light: Rutland Herald Online, SUSAN ALLEN   September 26, 2010 I’ve been reading with dismay recent commentaries that try, for reasons I cannot fathom, to discredit the renewable energy industry, to turn back the clock and question the proven science of climate change. And I literally shake my head at how hard it is to get some (thankfully not all) in government to recognize the economic benefits offered by these cutting-edge projects. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | spinbuster, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Renewable energy for the world’s developing countries

By 2050, about 50 per cent of world’s energy needs could be met by renewable energy, said interim Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) Helene Pelosse, at the conference

Masdar eyes affordable renewable energy11th World Renewable Energy Conference begins in Abu Dhabi gulfnews By Rayeesa Absal and Binsal Abdul Kader,  September 27, 2010 Abu Dhabi: Developing countries are to be offered renewable energy resources at an affordable price, thanks to a UAE programme, the 11th World Renewable Energy Conference (WREC) in Abu Dhabi heard on Sunday. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, renewable | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scotland economist calls for renewable energy funding

“The economics of the renewables industry are  continually changing as new technologies are developed…..Part of this transition requires the end of financing of fossil fuels. RBS themselves need to redirect their own funding from fossil fuels to renewable energies.”..

Economist calls for radical thinking on funding of renewable energy  Scotsman.com News : 27 September 2010 One of Scotland’s top economists has called for “radical thinking” by government and the public and private sectors to create the finance necessary to boost renewable energy potential.
Andrew McLaughlin, pictured, group chief economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Scotland has “more potential renewables resources than almost any other European country”.
………He said: “The economics of the renewables industry are also continually changing as new technologies are developed. These technologies will offer even greater benefits for us in the future, but investment must be channelled into the UK’s research and development establishments, otherwise we risk losing out to others around the world.”

Dan Barlow, of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Part of this transition requires the end of financing of fossil fuels. RBS themselves need to redirect their own funding from fossil fuels to renewable energies.”..

Economist calls for radical thinking on funding of renewable energy – Scotsman.com News

September 27, 2010 Posted by | business and costs, UK | , , , | Leave a comment

Solar energy electricity getting cheaper than nuclear

The conclusion is that as of 2010, North Carolina is witnessing a historic crossover between the price of nuclear power and that of solar PV….the conclusions of such study are ……..about the final cost to consumers, given the existing incentives.

Nuclear vs Solar: Clash of the Numbers Environmental News Network, 24 Sept 10, A very interesting and controversial study emerged recently, comparing nuclear and solar costs no less.The study, “Solar and Nuclear Costs — The Historic Crossover”, was prepared by John O. Blackburn and Sam Cunningham for NC Warn, a climate change nonprofit watchdog. The paper, focused on the costs of electricity in North Carolina (US), describes the solar photovoltaic (PV) business, summarizing its history of sharply declining prices, along with the very different path taken in recent years by nuclear power, whose costs have been steadily rising. Continue reading

September 25, 2010 Posted by | business and costs, USA | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

South East Asia Greenpeace Tour to promote renewable energy

During her voyage, the Rainbow Warrior will promote climate change solutions by showcasing renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Turn the Tide Rainbow Warrior Tour,   10 Years of  Protectiong the Environment Together | Greenpeace Southeast Asia 25 Sept 10, From September to December 2010, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is sailing to Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines for the Turn the Tide – Rainbow Warrior’s tour of Southeast Asia. Continue reading

September 25, 2010 Posted by | ASIA | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lower energy costs, more jobs with UK’s new wind farm

“It’s absolutely the case that the cost of green energy will come down as the supply increases and companies become better at deploying these kinds of large offshore projects,”

Indeed, the expansion of renewable energy technology such as wind farms will result in “tens of thousands of jobs”,

World’s largest wind farm opens in UK today, / Renewable energy , by Emily Thomas, 24 September 2010 The world’s largest offshore wind farm opens off the coast of Kent today (September 23rd), projecting the UK as a leader in renewable technology. Continue reading

September 24, 2010 Posted by | renewable, UK | , , , | Leave a comment

Former Climate Sceptic now urging action to stop global warming

His new book “Smart Solutions to Climate Change,” published by Cambridge University Press, studies the costs and benefits of various options dealing with climate change……..

Lomborg Sees No U-Turn in Renewable Energy, Carbon Tax Support,  Bloomberg, By Gelu Sulugiuc – Sep 20, 2010 Danish Social Scientist Bjoern Lomborg “We should be focusing on investing dramatically more in research and development in green-energy technology,” Continue reading

September 21, 2010 Posted by | climate change, Denmark | , , , | 2 Comments

20% renewable energy for California’s grid

wind power resources can balance solar power generating plants and vice versa. Wind farms generate much of their energy at night, and in the early morning, it said, when solar power plants are not producing power, while solar facilities can provide energy in the middle of the day when wind farms can be less productive…..

California grid can handle 20% renewables, study affirms | BrighterEnergy.org, 17 sept 10, A new study from the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Corporation has affirmed the ability for the state’s electricity system to handle a 20% proportion of power from renewable sources Continue reading

September 17, 2010 Posted by | renewable, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Africa turning to solar energy technology

The country is increasingly turning to renewable energy source

SA to sell sunshine to potential investors,  Times LIVE, Sep 16, 2010 By Reuters South Africa will test investor appetite for a solar park that could generate 5000 megawatts of power, according to the government. Continue reading

September 17, 2010 Posted by | renewable, South Africa | , | Leave a comment

USA nuclear power generation down, other energy sources up

Natural gas-fired generation was second to coal with a 9.6percent increase, while nuclear was down a little more than 2 percent,

U.S. generation from renewables, coal up in June, nuclear drops – POWER-GEN WorldWide, 15 September 2010 Continue reading

September 16, 2010 Posted by | general | , , , | Leave a comment

Wales has natural advantage to develop 100% renewable energy

Wales ‘poised for £50 billion of renewable energy investment’,  Low Carbon Economy9/15/2010 Wales could receive significant benefits from the development of the renewable energy industry, according to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).Speaking at an energy summit in Tredegar, first minister Carwyn Jones, said that the government would be working closely with industry to encourage the development of low carbon energy sources.

“The next 15 years could see some £50 billion plus of investment in energy projects in Wales,” Mr Jones said……By the year 2050 at the latest, the assembly government hopes to produce all electricity, heat and transport energy needs from renewable sources, which it claims can be achieved because of “Wales’ natural advantages”. ADNFCR-1235-ID-800065706-ADNFCR Wales ‘poised for £50 billion of renewable energy investment’ – Low Carbon Economy

September 16, 2010 Posted by | renewable, UK | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new renewable energy economy idea from World Bank

the World Bank, which is a bank first and foremost, is the right place to build that next economy

Signs of Energy at the World Bank – NYTimes.com September 14, 2010,  By ANDREW C. REVKIN quotes  Daniel Kammen, chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the World Bank.…..”The biggest hurdle is we still don’t value financially the environmental and social damage we’re doing with our current fossil-fuel economy. The economist’s term for that is “the externalities” – the things we’re not including in our calculus. Everything from the negative impacts of floods, sea-level rise, drought. I would like to think that at a place like the World Bank, which is focused on the bottom line, we have a natural advantage in terms of putting a price on many of these social and environmental damages. And, after all, if a banker can’t focus on the bottom line, who can?… Continue reading

September 15, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, renewable | , , , , | Leave a comment

World Bank taking up challenge of global warming

The position was created amid unprecedented demand from developing countries for support to address development and climate change as interlinked challenges,

World Bank Appoints Clean Energy “Czar” – Planet Ark, : 10-Sep-10, USA, Timothy Gardner The World Bank on Thursday said it has appointed a California professor to lead its efforts to foster growth of alternative energy programs in developing countries. Continue reading

September 11, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , , , | Leave a comment