Nuclear power

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Net zero nuance: commentary on decarbonising the grid misses the mark on batteries and nuclear | Temperature Check
One claim from the past week is based on a nuclear plant that hasn’t been built and another confuses the role of battery storage

Graham Readfearn

30, Jun, 2022 @1:16 AM

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The last nuclear plant in California – and the unexpected quest to save it
The Diablo Canyon facility, which provides 9% of the state’s energy, was due to shutter in 2025, but the state’s energy crunch could save it

Gabrielle Canon in Oakland

23, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UK buys option to take 20% stake in Sizewell C nuclear power plant
£100m move could ease China’s state nuclear company out of project

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @3:46 PM

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‘Chasing unicorns’: NSW Liberal minister rejects federal opposition push for nuclear power
Matt Kean’s comments come after Peter Dutton indicated support for nuclear energy could be part of future Coalition policy

Michael McGowan

08, Jun, 2022 @4:42 AM

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The Coalition didn’t do much on nuclear energy while in office. Why are they talking about it now?
There is a long history of nuclear energy being used as a delaying tactic for acting on climate change in Australia

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

06, Jun, 2022 @6:07 AM

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Peter Dutton says he’s ‘not afraid’ of nuclear debate after advocate named shadow energy minister
Ideas shouldn’t be ruled out ‘simply because it’s unfashionable to talk about them’, Liberal leader says

Paul Karp

06, Jun, 2022 @12:29 AM

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Hinkley Point B owner says it will not extend life of nuclear plant
EDF Energy tells staff reactors will be shut down in summer despite concerns of blackouts later this year

Jasper Jolly and Rowena Mason

30, May, 2022 @7:03 PM

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Atoms and Ashes by Serhii Plokhy review – why another nuclear disaster is almost inevitable
A grim account of the downhill slide of atomic power since its heyday in the 1950s illustrates why it can never be the solution to global heating

Robin McKie

30, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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There could still be time to fix climate – but not with UK’s nuclear plans
PM makes big promises but realistically, Britain may have one new reactor ready by 2040

Paul Brown

27, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Security warnings at UK nuclear facilities hit 12-year high as inspections fall
Exclusive: Fears over regulator’s ability to cope with planned expansion in nuclear energy

Wil Crisp

26, May, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Sizewell C ‘may cost double government estimates and take five years longer to build’
Research into costs of proposed Suffolk power station could further inflame debate over UK nuclear power

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

22, May, 2022 @9:56 AM

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UK nuclear power stations’ decommissioning cost soars to £23.5bn
Failures in government’s investment strategy mean taxpayer has contributed £10.7bn in just two years

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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