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Biosphere reserve for Chernobyl

07 August 2014

Pripyat wildlife 48Ukraine expects to prepare soon a draft presidential decree on establishing a biosphere reserve in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Entergy opposes Indian Point outage proposal

23 July 2014

Indian Point 48Entergy has criticized a Department of Environmental Conservation proposal to require simultaneous annual outages at both of its Indian Point nuclear power units aimed at protecting fish in the Hudson River.

US pledges power sector carbon cuts

03 June 2014

Summer_3_bottom_head_May_14_(SCE&G)_48America plans to cut power plant carbon emissions by 30% on 2005 figures by 2030, according to guidelines released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The NEI said there was "no chance" of meeting the goals without nuclear.

Indian nuclear must grow 15 times for clean future

04 August 2014

India has to hugely expand nuclear power along with its entire power system to bring electricity to 300 million people and move away from coal, according to a study by the International Energy Agency.

Energy market 'does not value low carbon'

11 June 2014

The UK's energy market "does not work", according to the head of the country's transmission system operator. Market intervention is therefore needed to ensure that low-carbon energy generation and security of supply are properly valued, he said.

$44 trillion price tag for clean energy

12 May 2014

An additional $44 trillion in investment is needed to secure a global clean-energy system by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. Decarbonizing the electricity generation sector, it says, will be key to meeting climate targets.