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2008-06-30 00:02:25

By Nurris Ishak; Chai Mei Ling NUCLEAR power is no longer a bad word in light of the skyrocketing price of fuel and depleting world oil reserves. But the question is, should we and can we go nuclear? NURRIS ISHAK and CHAI MEI LING write. THREE years. This is how long Malaysia would be a major oil exporter, and by 2011 we are expected to be a net importer, say industry experts. And when the world finally runs out of fuel, what options do we, as energy consuming and petrol-dependent...

2008-06-30 00:02:25

IN 1973, the National Electricity Board (the predecessor of Tenaga Nasional Berhad), realising that oil prices would continue rising, established a nuclear division to work towards harnessing nuclear energy for power generation. It was closed down after seven years, as the cabinet felt nuclear energy should be the "last" option. The price of oil was US$1.80 per barrel when the NEB's nuclear division was established. With oil prices soaring - it passed US$140 per barrel on Friday - nuclear...

2008-06-20 09:00:45

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Cameco Corp., the world's largest uranium producer, have announced that Cameco has joined GE and Hitachi as owners of their laser enrichment venture. The demand for enriched uranium is projected to increase significantly in the next decade with the anticipated construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants to help address the world's converging needs involving energy security and global climate change. In response to this need, a U.S....

2008-06-17 21:00:20

By THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON - Saskatchewan, the world's largest producer of uranium, looked to jump into the nuclear game Tuesday with word that Bruce Power (TSX:CCO, TSX:TRP) will study the possibility of building a reactor in the province. But critics charged that the move is aimed at pitting Saskatchewan and Alberta against each other in a nuclear race. Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, announced that the company will undertake a feasibility study on the...

2008-06-17 15:00:54

Bruce Power will study the potential of bringing nuclear energy to the province as part of a wider look at clean energy technologies. The Saskatchewan 2020 initiative, unveiled today in Saskatoon by Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne, is intended to give provincial leaders detailed information and options as they consider their electricity supply needs for the next generation. Hawthorne was joined by the Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, and the...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) today released a new white paper titled, Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance that catalogues the potential for tens of thousands of American jobs in the nuclear energy industry in the next decade. Coalition Co-chair Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor, was joined by a diverse group of leaders to support the positive economic and environmental impact of...

2008-06-17 00:00:24

By Mohamad A. Khalil Coal, the engine of growth and development of the West for several centuries, has become the "black sheep" of natural resources in recent years. Coal is dismissed as one of the main sources of global warming and doomed to be replaced by other forms of energy, including nuclear energy. Yes, some leading national newspapers and magazines started preaching about the advantages of nuclear energy as cleaner, safer and economical to operate. It is very profitable after a...

2006-07-16 12:45:46

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Environmental advocacy groups accused the Group of Eight industrial nations on Sunday of failing to take seriously the problems of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy. At a summit in St. Petersburg, the leaders of the G8 approved a statement that acknowledged divisions among the world's top economies on promoting nuclear energy and tackling climate change. But the statement said those who favor nuclear energy --...

2006-07-16 08:25:09

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - World leaders at a big-power summit on Sunday strove to forge a unified position on the Middle East crisis as the United States strongly defended Israel's right to defend itself from Hizbollah militant attacks. Under pressure to respond to the violence, Group of Eight leaders closeted in a tsarist-era palace on the Gulf of Finland raced through documents on pre-planned themes including security of energy supply and...

2006-07-16 05:05:00

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia -- The Group of Eight industrial nations approved a statement on "Global Energy Security" on Sunday that acknowledges splits over nuclear energy and climate change among the world's top economies. "We recognize that G8 members pursue different ways to achieve energy security and the goals of climate protection," the section of the statement on nuclear energy says. The section was unchanged from a document obtained last week by Reuters. "Those of us...


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