Nuclear reality check
- Action stations. Wilks, Neil // Professional Engineering;07/19/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p24
Reports that pragmatists in Great Britain believe that decisions on whether nuclear should be part of the future energy mix cannot be delayed much longer. Arguments for and against nuclear energy; Britain's difficulty in meeting carbon dioxide emission levels; Problems concerning the...
- BE "could see ban" on building more nuclear plant. // Power Economics;9/14/2004, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p3
Reports that troubled nuclear generator British Energy (BE) could be banned from building more nuclear plants. Conditions the European Commission has imposed on the British government's rescue plan; Stock market valuation of the firm; Underwriting of the nuclear decommissioning program of BE.
- British close controversial nuclear plant at astronomical cost. MacLeod, Alexander // Christian Science Monitor;6/8/98, Vol. 90 Issue 134, p7
Discusses the decision by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to shut down a nuclear power plant in Dounreay, Scotland. Estimates for the time necessary to close the plant and its cost; What must be done prior to the closing of the plant; Why the decommissioning process for nuclear plants is so...
- GERMAN NUKES TO BE RETIRED. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/06/2000, Vol. 245 Issue 18, p21
Reports the power shut down and decommissioning of the Stade and Mulheim-Karlich nuclear units in Germany. Objectives of the nuclear plant closure; Overview of the power generating capacities of the units to be shut down.
- RWE appeal steps up attack on phase-out. Wood, Janet // Utility Week;3/23/3007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p10
The article reports on the plan of RWE to appeal against a decision by German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel that will force it to close one of the nuclear stations at Biblis. Two other ministers granted permission for continued operation of the station. The European Union (EU) will not...
- Nuclear exit, the US energy mix, and carbon dioxide emissions. Jacoby, Henry D.; Paltsev, Sergey // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar2013, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p34
If the United States were to adopt a policy to phase out nuclear generation, as has happened recently in other developed countries, what would the environmental and energy-mix implications be? Based on alternative scenarios of nuclear exit that consider the influence of potential policies to...
- The German nuclear exit: Introduction. Mecklin, John // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov2012, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p6
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses articles within the issue on topics including the public reaction to the German government's decision to phase out nuclear power, the political and economic aspects of nuclear exit, and the historical context for Germany's nuclear shutdown.
- Introduction: A French nuclear exit? Mecklin, John // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jan2013, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p9
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses articles in the issue related to the reduction of nuclear energy usage in France, including information on the economic aspects of nuclear exit, the political contention over the proposed reduction, and the legal aspects of the decision.
- Germany To Shut Nukes. // Popular Mechanics;Apr99, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p26
Discusses the plans of the German government to shut down its nuclear power plants. Other countries that have already curtailed their civilian nuclear programs; Reasons for closing the nuclear plants.