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  • Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant: strange priorities

    Blogpost by Justin - 8 October, 2008 at 18:50 1 comment

    Life is a series of compromises and trade offs. We balance every decision we make. We prioritise. Doing that means we can’t do this. Doing this means we can’t do that. Everything has as opportunity cost.

    Take Lithuania for example. One of the condition... Read more >

  • Nuclear energy news for October 8 2008

    Blogpost by Justin - 8 October, 2008 at 18:45

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other news stories from the nuclear energy industry you may have missed:

    Bloomberg: JPMorgan Cuts Uranium Price Forecasts, Citing Crisis

    ‘JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its forecast for uranium prices through 2010 because of increased spot-market sales of the radioactive metal in September and the potential for the credit freeze to slow nuclear power project development.’

    Financial Times: Climate groups' revenue hits $300bn

    ‘Companies providing goods and services that tackle climate change now form a bigger industry grouping than the global software and biotechnology sectors combined, according to new research.’

    World Nuclear News: 'Very long term' deals for Areva and CGNPC

    ‘Areva has announced two new agreements with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC). The Chinese firm will gain supplies of uranium, and the two will start a nuclear engineering joint venture.’

    Tri-City Herald: Department of Energy faces huge cost increases

    ‘Cost increases and project delays continue to mount at the Department of Energy's 10 largest projects at nuclear weapons sites, five of them at Hanford, according to a Government Accountability Office report to Congress.’ Read more >

  • Amec: looking forward to the past

    Blogpost by Justin - 7 October, 2008 at 17:17 1 comment

    We’ve decided to make some big changes here at Nuclear Reaction. We’re getting rid of our computers and replacing them with typewriters. We’re giving up our email and telephones and taking up smoke signals and semaphore. We’ve stopped going to the doc... Read more >

  • Nuclear energy news for October 7 2008

    Blogpost by Justin - 7 October, 2008 at 15:57

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    Reuters: Nuclear power back on German political agenda

    ‘Although there is no prospect Germany will build new nuclear stations, there are signs some closures could be put on hold.’

    Energy D... Read more >

  • UK nuclear: living up to expectations?

    Blogpost by Justin - 6 October, 2008 at 16:05

    The UK government is desperate for a new generation of nuclear power stations. But how is the older generation doing? Not wellRead more >

    Six of the UK's ten nuclear stations are not operating at full capacity. Three are completely closed, one is operating at ha...

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