Nuclear

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The EPA’s newly-announced rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants would appear to set the stage for non-carbon emitting technology like nuclear, but historically low-priced natural gas has rendered many of the nation’s smaller nuclear facilities economically uncompetitive. “Already, five nuclear units have either shut down or have announced that they will do… Keep reading →

Interest In Bioenergy On the Rise

Robert Bryce – Senior Manhattan Institute Fellow – gave a vibrant talk yesterday in New York City at a gathering called to launch his latest book “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” which he describes as a “rebuke to the catastrophists.” The premise is that technology and innovation are helping people live healthier, longer, more fulfilled… Keep reading →

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Departs For Deployment

Today’s quote is actually a reader comment made in response to a news tidbit we featured in a recent morning roundup about the US Navy turning seawater into fuel. We remarked the piece was a bit light on details, so one of our readers helped fill in the technical aspects that, as he puts it,… Keep reading →

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Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory uses data from the Energy Information Administration to illustrate the way Americans are consuming energy. This year’s energy trends aren’t drastically different than 12 months prior. But the data provides broad snapshots of where we get our energy, which energy sources are growing or shrinking in adoption, and what sectors consume the most.… Keep reading →

G7 Leaders Meet To Discuss Ukraine During Nuclear Summit

Given Moscow’s potential ability to undermine Iran diplomacy, Washington has yet another compelling reason to reestablish faith in — and fear of — America’s willingness to use military strength. Russian deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov generated considerable commentary last week when he threatened potential “retaliatory measures” on the Iranian nuclear file if Washington pressures Moscow… Keep reading →

Iran Begins To Fuel The Country's First Nuclear Power Station

Although Iran’s nuclear potential will likely dominate talks between President Obama and King Abdullah on March 29, Riyadh’s own nuclear plans should also be part of the discussion. A major probable consequence of Iran achieving a nuclear weapons capability is that Saudi Arabia will seek to match it. With President Obama currently rating the chances… Keep reading →

World Leaders Gather For Nuclear Security Summit 2014

Editor’s note: This blog post originally appeared on whitehouse.gov.  Today the world’s leaders gathered at The Hague for the third Nuclear Security Summit, an opportunity to compare notes on how far we’ve come and chart the course ahead as we work to keep sensitive materials — the building blocks of nuclear weapons — from falling into the… Keep reading →

Jordan’s Energy Balancing Act

Benjamin Netanyahu Visits Jordan

A deal to buy Israeli natural gas can help mitigate the kingdom’s energy shortage and steer Amman away from problematic nuclear plans, but it risks stirring domestic opposition. In February, two private Jordanian firms signed a contract with a private U.S.-Israeli consortium to import natural gas from Israel’s giant Tamar field, located under the bed… Keep reading →

China Plans New Energy Strategy

Three years ago, Beijing residents started hoarding iodine salt. Stores sold out of the commodity within days and those with extra supplies jacked up prices to take advantage of the frantic demand. China had not developed a sudden taste for salty foods. Instead, a frightened populace was trying to protect itself against any radiation blown… Keep reading →

Premiere Of Fox's "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey" - Red Carpet

It’s Space Week on Energy.gov. We’re exploring the solar system (and beyond) to highlight the contributions of the Energy Department and our National Labs to the U.S. space program. Check back every day this week for new videos, interactive graphics, timelines and more — and submit your questions for our Lab Twitter chat on dark energy,… Keep reading →

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