Nuclear power production could as much as double by 2030 as countries seek relief from rising fossil fuel costs and a remedy against global warming, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Thursday.
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Between the Lines: Going nuclear – cheap and beneficial for Scotland? – comment by Peter Jones
The Scotsman 12th September 2008 more >>
Energy is emerging as a crucial battleground between Labour and the SNP – comment by Severin Carrell
The Guardian 11th September 2008 more >>
Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog body, the IAEA, who has clashed frequently with Washington, will step down next year, it emerged on Wednesday.
Guardian 12th September 2008 more >>
Nuclear experts responsible for monitoring Iran’s nuclear programme have discovered that enough enriched uranium, which if processed to weapons grade level could be used to make up to six atom bombs, has disappeared from the main production facility at Isfahan.
The Telegraph 12th September 2008 more >>
The dark side
The Moon is terrific as far as desolate orbiting rocks go, but by all accounts, it’s rather lacking in the nuclear power generator department. Which is a shame because that means NASA needs to build one itself to juice up any future lunar outposts.
Indeed, America’s space agency wants to outsource its lunar R&D operations some 384,403km above the Earth by 2020 – but it has no plans to be lighting torches and taking cold showers when it gets there. The goal is to spread civilization to the stars, after all.
The Register 11th September 2008 more >>
Europe, Japan and the ITER organisation have achieved a landmark success in their quest to create a nuclear-fusion-powered reactor. Fusion for Energy (F4E), the Joint Undertaking that provides Europe’s contribution to ITER, has, with the support of its partners, successfully tested a prototype superconductor for a major component of the ITER project.
EU business 11th September 2008 more >>
Italy is the only Group of Eight industrialised nation without nuclear power, but in the face of soaring oil and gas prices, it’s looking at going nuclear again.
Reuters 11th September 2008
Should we take Italian nuclear waste?
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