Parties must close gap with reality in talks on nuclear power

Any discussion on nuclear power policy should be based on reality. In their Upper House election campaign platforms, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, say they will allow more restarts of nuclear reactors in line with the government’s Basic Energy Plan. The plan defines nuclear energy as a mainstay source …

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

Nuclear: By the Numbers In 2018, the world produced 2,701 terawatt-hours (TWh) of nuclear power. This represents a slight decline over the past decade, but that’s somewhat misleading. Global nuclear power production dropped by 10% from 2010 t0 2012, a consequence of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. But global nuclear power generation has …

How I learned to stop worrying and love (well, accept that it might help save the planet) nuclear power

The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington, Ont., shown on a tour in 2016. Advocates for a low-carbon energy grid are increasingly touting the benefits of nuclear power, despite its significant risks. FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL To stop the global climate crisis, we need emissions-free energy more than ever – and for all its …

Poland and the U.S. ready to cooperate in nuclear energy programme

Poland and the U.S. signed Memorandum of Understanding concerning the cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for civil purposes. This Memorandum expresses both parties’ readiness to cooperate in the Polish nuclear energy program, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister said in a statement. The parties expressed e.g. their will to jointly define the conditions …

‘This is the only way’: Deputy Premier’s answer to the energy debate

The New South Wales deputy premier has renewed calls for nuclear energy, saying it’s “the only way” forward. A new report by the Minerals Council of Australia is calling for legislated discrimination of uranium to be repealed. Alan Jones says this is the biggest issue facing Australians right now. “There is no denying the urgency …