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2014-05-15 12:24:19

Unproven and Untested SMRs Face All the Problem of Large Reactors; Even if Speculative SMR Technology Worked, It Would Arrive Too Late to Avert Climate Change Woes. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that "small modular reactors" (SMRs) will save the dying nuclear power industry in the United States and avert climate change are unfounded. What is far more likely to happen if the U.S. scales up SMRs is that they will choke off the funding and policies that have allowed...

2012-11-01 23:07:55

Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011, the German government took the nation's eight oldest reactors offline immediately and passed legislation that will close the last nuclear power plant by 2022. This nuclear phase-out had overwhelming political support in Germany. Elsewhere, many saw it as "panic politics," and the online business magazine Forbes.com went as far as to ask, in a headline, whether the decision was "Insane -- or Just Plain Stupid."...

Switch To Renewable Energy Supported By Most Germans
2012-10-22 04:32:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite rising costs and the threat of winter blackouts resulting from Germany's decision to start discontinuing the use of nuclear energy, the majority of that country's citizens support the government's decision to switch to renewable sources of energy, a new poll reveals. According to the Associated Press (AP), the results of a survey published Sunday by German news magazine Focus said that 72% of Germans were still supportive...


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