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Nuclear Reactors Can Have Accidents That Would Devastate The Region In Which They Operate

Feature story | May 18, 2003 at 18:00

There are over 100 reactors currently operating in the United States, many of which are located close to major population centers such as New York City and Philadelphia. Each nuclear reactor has the potential to devastate the region in which it...

Cape Wind

Page | October 24, 2007 at 13:08

The winds of change are blowing through the United States, starting in Massachusetts. For too long, acid rain has showered your shores and beaches, and residents of the Cape and Islands have inhaled toxic air from dirty power plants.

Future investment in new power plants

Page | July 13, 2010 at 20:45

The overall level of investment required in new power plants up to 2050 will be in the region of $3.2 to 8.4 trillion. A major driving force for investment in new generation capacity will be the ageing fleet of power plants. Utilities must choose...

Fossil fuel power generation investment

Page | July 13, 2010 at 20:58

Under the Reference or "business as usual" scenario, investment in renewable electricity generation will be $1.2 trillion. This compares to $7.2 trillion in the advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario. How investment is divided between the...

Feed-In Tariffs

Page | July 14, 2010 at 15:42

For those countries with higher levels of potential renewable capacity, the creation of a new sectoral no-lose mechanism generating emission reduction credits for sale to Annex I countries, with the proceeds being used to offset part of the...

Renewable energy

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:11

Nature offers a variety of freely available options for producing energy. Their exploitation is mainly a question of how to convert sunlight, wind, biomass or water into electricity, heat or power as efficiently, sustainably and cost-effectively...

Energy resources and security

Page | July 14, 2010 at 18:55

The issue of security of supply is now at the top of the energy policy agenda. Concern is focused both on price security and the security of physical supply. At present around 80% of global energy demand is met by fossil fuels. The unrelenting...

Key principles

Page | July 13, 2010 at 21:02

The climate change imperative demands nothing short of an energy revolution. The expert consensus is that this fundamental shift must begin immediately and be well underway within the next ten years in order to avert the worst impacts. What is...

State of global fuel supply

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:05

Public data about oil and gas reserves is strikingly inconsistent, and potentially unreliable for legal, commercial, historical and sometimes political reasons. The most widely available and quoted figures, those from the industry journals Oil &...

Policy recommendations

Page | July 14, 2010 at 19:26

If the Energy [R]evolution is to happen, then governments around the world need to play a major part. Their contribution will include regulating the energy market, both on the supply and demand side, educating everyone from consumers to...

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