Alberta Politics: No sooner are renewable electricity-generation project approvals frozen by Alberta than ‘small modular reactors’ rear their heads again

A smiling Brian Jean, Alberta’s energy minister, posted photos on social media yesterday of his visit last week “to check out the future home of Canada’s first grid-scale small modular reactor.”  Mr. Jean with what looks like a model of a nuclear reactor’s cooling rods in his hands and a

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Things Are Good: Former Nuclear Disaster Site Could Become Solar Plant

One of the worst energy disaster in human history was the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It has left a giant chunk of land around Pripyat uninhabitable to humans (although the rest of nature has been thriving because humans aren’t there), now the Ukrainian government wants to reuse the land for a new source of electricity. […]

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The Common Sense Canadian: Ex-Japanese PM calls for end to nuclear power following Fukushima

Naoto Kan testifying at a Japanese hearing to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (2010-2011) addresses the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis which happened on his watch. While his decision to continue propping up the grossly negligent Tokyo Electric Power Company is disappointing, his bold vision for an

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