Russia announces floating power plants – again

Mosnews.com has posted an article announcing that Russia’s Federal Nuclear Agency will build a low power floating nuclear plant – the first of its kind in the world. Russia to Build World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Station for $200,000.http://www.mosnews.com/money/2005/09/09/floatingnuclearplant.shtml Aside from the rather obvious error in the title with regard to the cost of the […]

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PBMR critic also confuses peak power with average power

At the end of a letter published in the Cape Times on August 18, 2005, Liz McDaid of Earthlife Africa stated the following: Moreover the installation of 88 000 solar water heaters on residential properties at a cost of R300 million would offset the energy generated by one PBMR (approximately 132 Mw output). http://www.capetimes.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=331&fArticleId=2841088 I […]

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Atomic attention in the recent media

There have been serval articles about atomic energy published in the past couple of days. These articles are appearing in prominent places in my local newspapers. Here is a sample: Calvert Residents Content in Nuclear Plant Shadow from the Washington Post on Saturday, August 13, 2005 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/12/AR2005081201558_pf.html Power Hungry World Embraces Nuclear Energy from the […]

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China may buy parts instead of plants

China is rethinking its planned purchase of nuclear power plants from foreign vendors. Areva, Westinghouse, and Atomstroiexport are currently bidding for a block sale of at least four reactors valued at approximately $8 billion. The announcement of the winning bid has not yet been scheduled, but has been widely expected by the end of 2005. […]

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Harvard International Review on Iran's nuclear motives

After writing about Iran’s motivations for atomic energy independence, I came across the following article in the online edition of the Harvard International Review – Forced to Fuel – http://hir.harvard.edu/articles/1294/ which discusses, with more detail and rigor – the current electrical power supply situation in Iran.

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