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43 min ago |

Buildings rocked by powerful quake in Tokyo: AFP

Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Earthquake

3 hrs ago | JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Stanford University, Solar Energy, San Diego County, CA

7 hrs ago | Local NEWS 8

ISU awarded nuclear research grant

Idaho State University could soon give schools such as M.I.T a run for its money, after the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Program awarded ISU more than $600,000 in grant money this week. Out of that, $400,000 will go toward the Dept.


Related Topix: Idaho State University, Department of Energy

10 hrs ago | WTNH

Feds inspect pump at Millstone nuclear complex

Federal inspectors are at the Millstone nuclear power complex in Waterford to examine a critical backup water pump that failed routine tests in July and last week. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a team of three officials was to begin the special inspection Monday.


12 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Finland rejects TVO's nuclear permit extension

Finland's economy minister has rejected an application from power utility Teollisuuden Voima to extend the permit for a new nuclear reactor in the west of the country, throwing the project into doubt. Minister Jan Vapaavuori instead backed another nuclear project, Fennovoima, with conditions, although that decision alone will likely mean the country's five-party government will loose a small coalition partner, the Greens.


12 hrs ago | Roll Call

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using floor time this week to confirm nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - a move that will ensure a Democratic majority. Two Republicans now outnumber the only Democrat on the commission, NRC Chairwoman Allison M. Macfarlane, who opposes the Yucca Mountain project.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, James Inhofe, US Senate, Republican, David Vitter, Barbara Boxer, Democrat

15 hrs ago |

Over 2 trillion becquerels of radioactive waste flowed from Fukushima ...

At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted. The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO's pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Natural Disasters

19 hrs ago |

Diablo Canyon nuclear shutdown rejected by NRC: Experts say 'Don't worry'

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down the California Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Some of the experts say, "No cause for concern," while other experts say, "Nay, not so.


Related Topix: August, CA, Napa, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

20 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Happy Nuclear-Free Birthday to the People of Japan

Nuclear-free a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry, and an inspiring lesson for people across the globe. The future can indeed be free of the threat of another Fukushima disaster.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News

21 hrs ago |

Holtec chief on doing well and doing good

With the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background, Holtec International's chief executive, Krishna P. Singh, in July faced the news media, Gov. Christie at his side, and talked about plans to build a $260 million factory on Camden's waterfront, bringing, eventually, 3,000 jobs to the impoverished city. "We look at this as our social responsibility," Singh, 67, told reporters as officials described how New Jersey would provide $260 million in tax incentives and Singh would guarantee 400 jobs.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, South Carolina

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Republic

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Seeking Alpha

Stock With 'Miner' Advantages

Time to discuss a great long-term opportunity that is sure to produce results. We're going to dive right into the Uranium sector today and I'll show you exactly why we can expect to see an increase in stock price.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

The Motley Fool

Why the Safest Form of Power Is Also the Most Feared

What do you think is the safest form of power generation? What do you think is the deadliest? According to a a 2010 study by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and National Academy of Science, coal is the deadliest by far, killing 170,000 people per trillion kilowatt hours, or a tragic 1.964 million people per year, 500,000 of which are in China. To put that in perspective, the WHO estimates that air pollution, the primary reason for coal's high mortality rate, kills 7 million people annually.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hydroelectric Power

Express India

Nuclear Liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors

Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure nuclear reactors. To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country.


The Arizona Republic

Solar power an issue for commission candidates

Solar power an issue for commission candidates Requirements that utilities get an increasing amount of power from renewables seems to stir the hearts of voters most. Check out this story on The two Democrats who hope to regulate utilities in Arizona admit they face an uphill battle winning election in a Republican state, but they insist they are on the right side of the issue that resonates most with voters: renewable power.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Arizona

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Energy: What Americans really want

The energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

China plans to be world leader in nuclear power by 2020

National Energy Administration director Wu Xinxiong said the plan should meet the central government's demand that China make the leap from follower to leader. China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020 under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April.


NBC2 News

Forecast: Scattered storms this afternoon

Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Though the region should be rather quiet through the early half of the day, after lunchtime the risk for scattered rain increases.


Related Topix: Weather, Naples, FL, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado

The Daily Caller

Nuclear Plant: We Could Have Shot Daily Caller Reporters If They Got Closer To Reactor

Officials at a nuclear power plant outside Washington D.C. say journalists from The Daily Caller could have been shot and killed had they gotten closer to the reactors during a recent investigative trip to the site. To demonstrate that the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is secure, site vice president George Gellrich told a local paper in Maryland that "lethal force could have been used" if "the reporters had approached a fence or tried to enter the protected area."


Related Topix: Journalism, US News, Conservative Political News

East Anglian Daily Times

Sizewell: Accident evacuation zone 'ridiculously small', say campaigners

Campaigners are delivering 4,000 leaflets warning residents of what they claim is the potential grave danger of Sizewell B following changes announced to its emergency zone. Together Against Sizewell C is angry over the proposed reduction of the area where potassium iodate tablets will be issued - only to those living one kilometre from the nuclear power station - and says the evacuation zone is "ridiculously small".


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England