Aussie minister accuses anti-nukes of "environmental vandalism"

In an article published in the New Zealand Herald’s 2 November 2005 on line edition, Senator Ian Campbell (also identified as Australia’s environment minister) stated: “Any politician who stands in the way of providing uranium to the world is committing an outrageous act of environmental vandalism.” As is often the case for a politician, he […]

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Tim Worstall – "Nuclear Power and CO2 Emissions"

Tim Worstall published an article titled “Nuclear Power and CO2 Emissions” on 1 November 2005. Well worth a read. The topic has been discussed several times before and Tim does an admirable job of trying to be fair to people who baldly assert that nuclear power has measurable emissions of polluting gases that are worse […]

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Updated – Progress Energy's new nuclear power plans

Nuclear Engineering International published a story on 2 November 2005 about Progress Energy’s announced plans to apply for two new nuclear power stations. Each station would include two reactors. Progress Energy has not announced its choice of reactor designs, but has indicated that it will limit its choice to one of the three evolutionary designs […]

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World events affecting recent coal prices

Many energy supply commentators profess an outdated view of coal as a low cost fuel with rather steady and predicable prices. That description of the coal market, which had been reasonably accurate for more than a decade before about 2002, became obsolete because of a number of factors. China’s rapid growth Lengthy, maintenance related, shut […]

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Great Opinion Piece About Chernobyl and the LNT

Joshua Gilder, a visiting fellow at the Lexington Institute, published a terrific opinion piece in the October 25, 2005 issue of the Washington Times titled “Chernobyl exposed.” He correctly identifies that the biggest cause of health effects from the accident was the fear that was instilled into the population based on ignorance and misguided government […]

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France hangs on to Areva ownership

The French government has announced that it will not be proceeding with its previously announced plans to partially privatize Areva. The organization is a completely government owned nuclear power conglomerate whose various units are involved in every phase of the nuclear power industry from uranium mining, through fuel fabrication, to plant construction, to fuel recycling […]

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