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Study Explores The Impact Of Closing Nuclear Power Plants In Germany

Many countries have phased out production of nuclear energy because of concerns related to nuclear waste and the risk of nuclear accidents. A new study explored the impact of the shutdown of roughly half of the nuclear power plants in Germany after the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan. The study found that the resulting reductions in nuclear power were replaced ...

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Nuclear Energy: Feasible Alternative To Gas Or Coal Plants

Scientists in America, Russia and China believe that it is possible to run nuclear power plants on radioactive waste — which might solve the problem of how to store used fuel elements, one of the core arguments against nuclear. Certainly, these so-called fast breeder reactors have their dangers too. But as we transition to a completely renewable energy supply, wouldn’t ...

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Germany To Phase Out Nuclear Reactors By 2022

Germany plans to close all its nuclear reactors by 2022 as another nuclear power plant is going offline on December 31. With this, Germany will have six nuclear power plants to shut by 2022. This step has been taken in the wake of the Fukushima disaster that took place in 2011 in Japan. Nuclear power generation in Germany has been ...

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EU Must Include Nuclear Power In Its List Of Sustainable Sources

Nuclear power is the single biggest source of low-carbon electricity in Europe and is recognized in many of the scenarios assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency and other organisations as having a critical role to play in responding to the climate emergency. It is therefore vital that nuclear is included in the EU’s new ...

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