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The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

Craig Mazin - creator of the mini-series Chernobyl for television network HBO about the 1986 accident in Ukraine - has warned against "reactionary garbage" about the show, stressing that he is a supporter of nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 05 June 2019


Daya Bay counts its natural blessings

Daya Bay counts its natural blessings

The vicinity of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant is home to more than 200 species, of which 15 are nationally protected, according to research by China General Nuclear and a collection of local environmental and volunteer groups.

Energy & Environment 04 June 2019


Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2019


Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2019


IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.

Energy & Environment 13 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019


Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Nuclear is the key to hybrid energy systems

Halting climate change demands rapid and deep decarbonisation of energy systems, which go far beyond the electricity grid, Rauli Partanen, CEO of Think Atom told delegates at the Atomexpo conference held in Sochi, Russia last week. In a roundtable discussion - What mix of nuclear and renewables can best achieve sustainable development? - Partanen presented the challenges of clean hybrid energy systems.

Energy & Environment 25 April 2019