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2012-03-26 13:39:30

The long-sought technology for enabling the fabled "hydrogen economy" – an era based on hydrogen fuel that replaces gasoline, diesel and other fossil fuels, easing concerns about foreign oil and air pollution – has been available for decades and could begin commercial production of hydrogen in this decade, a scientist reported here today. Speaking at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society,...

The Future of Baseload Power Generation
2012-03-26 11:40:54

Michael Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com The annual MIT Energy Conference has grown to be the premier energy conference of its kind, drawing participants from around the world to discuss the current and future state of energy production, use, and technology. The conference in its seventh year still entirely planned, managed, and led by students from the college. In my opinion the students´ direct involvement keeps the conference honest, progressive, and productive. Every talk or panel I...

2012-03-23 06:20:54

PITTSBURGH, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointments of Joe Zwetolitz to the position of president, Americas Region, and Jose Emeterio Gutierrez to the position of senior vice president of Nuclear Fuel. Mr. Zwetolitz, formerly vice president of the Americas Region, succeeds Jim Ferland, who assumes his new role as Westinghouse President and CEO effective April 1. As president of the Americas Region, Mr. Zwetolitz will be responsible for...

2012-03-22 10:21:31

PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today affirmed that it will apply to the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to the final Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for investment funds worth up to $452 million. The fund was authorized by Congress to facilitate the rapid development and deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies. The DOE plans to consider SMR applications that incorporate passive safety features and that can be licensed expeditiously,...

2012-03-22 06:21:34

CHICAGO, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced grants to 16 organizations totaling $13.4 million to help prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen nuclear security around the globe. Much of the new funding will help to train and support an elite group of nuclear experts to make policy recommendations for preventing nuclear terrorism and enhancing nuclear non-proliferation. A major international Nuclear Security...

2012-03-21 00:39:17

While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy. A new paper by researchers at the University of Notre Dame, led by Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, showcases Notre Dame Thorium Borate-1 (NDTB-1) as a crystalline compound which can be...

2012-03-19 02:22:05

CAESAREA, Israel, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Clean Energy Revolution Emefcy, a leader in energy efficient solutions for wastewater treatment, today announced it has been chosen as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer [http://www.bnef.com/PressReleases/view/149 ] by Bloomberg New Energy Finance [http://bnef.com ]. "We are honored to be recognized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for our innovative technology that...

2012-03-16 10:20:45

JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lewis "Lew" Hay, III, 56, today announced that he intends to retire from NextEra Energy, Inc., at the end of 2013 as part of a planned leadership succession process. Mr. Hay will step down as CEO effective July 1, 2012. The Board of Directors today appointed Mr. Hay to serve as Executive Chairman from July 1, 2012, until his retirement, and appointed James L. Robo, 49, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of NextEra Energy, to...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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