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Viewpoint: Turning Old Bombs Into Carbon-Free Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Energy, US, Russia, Agreement, Plutonium, Recycling )

Brian
- 17 hours ago - bizjournals.com
"In 2000, the United States signed an agreement with Russia to eliminate 34 metric tons of plutonium. That is enough fissile material to power 17,000 nuclear weapons."
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors: Part Of America's Long-Term Energy Future?
Science & Tech  (tags: US, energy policy, energy, carbon emissions, reducing emissions, molten salt reactors, thorium, clean energy, #futureofenergy )

Brian
- 1 day ago - forbes.com
"China is forging ahead with plans to have both liquid and solid fuel salt-cooled test reactors by 2017, while India is also evaluating the technology (especially reactors powered by thorium - which it possesses in abundance)."
Nuclear Batteries Could Be Longer Lasting and More Efficient
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, storage, nuclear batteries, University of Missouri )

Brian
- 8 days ago - inhabitat.com
"A team of scientists and researchers from the University of Missouri believe they have created a long-lasting and efficient nuclear battery thanks to a new water-based solution. They hope that the new battery could be used in everything from cars to..."
DNews: The Future Of Clean Nuclear Energy Is Coming   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Next Generation Nuclear, Molten Salt Reactors, Thorium, Recycling Waste, Passive Safety, Non-Proliferation )

Brian
- 11 days ago - youtube.com
"Nuclear power has been around for decades, and it accounts for 19% of energy in the United States. Julian is here to discuss how scientists are now looking at how molten salt reactors might be changing the way we create energy"
Motorcycles Going Green? Check Out This Tron-Like Electric Bike...
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, performance, research, technology )

Frans
- 11 days ago - industrytap.com
The electric motorcycle wasn't built to be a speedster, rather a unique, eye-catching bike with a green approach....
Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
Science & Tech  (tags: Fusion Reactor, Energy, University of Washington, Engineers, Design, Cost )

Brian
- 15 days ago - sciencedaily.com
"Engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output."
Advancing Small Modular Reactors: How We're Supporting Next-Gen Nuclear Energy Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: Small Modular Reactors, SMRs, Next Gen Nuclear, Energy, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Dept of Energy, Safety, Reduced Emissions )

Brian
- 18 days ago - energy.gov
"The Department announced a new award that supports first-of-its-kind engineering, design certification and licensing for an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design. "
Why Doesn't U.S. Recycle Nuclear Fuel?
Science & Tech  (tags: Recycling, Reuse, Energy, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste, Disposal, Zero Carbon, Emissions Reductions, Climate Change )

Brian
- 20 days ago - forbes.com
"France, Great Britain and Japan, among other nations, realized that spent nuclear fuel is a valuable asset, not simply waste requiring disposal. As a result, France today gets 80 percent of its electricity with nuclear power, much of it by recycling."
International Schemes Hatch to Tap Nuclear for Industrial Heat
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Energy, China, India, Russia, Industrial Production, Reducing Emissions, Fighting Climate Change )

Brian
- 22 days ago - energy2blog.com
"China, India, Russia others eyeing high temperature reactors for producing metals, hydrogen, fossil fuels, petrochemicals. Desalination too. Beijing targets 2017."
Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, climate change, Harper, Canada, tar sands, oil sands, Alberta, energy, muzzling, world, business )

Michael
- 26 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada, praising the country's action on climate change.
Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: New York, Climate Change, Emissions Reductions, Energy, Nuclear Energy, Clean Energy, Huffington Post )

Brian
- 28 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"In addition to accounting for nearly one-third of New York's electricity, nuclear is the most reliable and efficient form of generation in the state. Our state's nuclear energy facilities operated at a very high average capacity factor of 92.2 percent.."
Nuclear Power: Please Pass the Salt
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Energy, Molten Salt Reactor, IMSR, low level uranium, Safety, Energy, Zero Carbon, Terrestrial Energy )

Brian
- 31 days ago - thestar.com
"Terrestrial's reactor will cost about the same to build as a natural gas power plant, he said, but will cost "substantially" less to run than a nuclear plant."
Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators Jesse Broehl July 24, 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: performance, research, science, New Technology, safety, concept, design, energy, sustainable, technology, water, world, travel, green, eco-friendly, ecosystems, business, design )

Ruth
- 32 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
"These small, simple fins, usually less than 8 centimeters tall and wide, energize airflow directionally around a blade when applied in multiples and keep it from erratically scattering as it passes over the blade surface." GREAT! LET'S GET THESE GOING!
"Mom, My School Bus Is a Peaking Power Plant" and Other Things We Didn't Say When We Were Kids Paul Bundschuh, Ideal Power and R
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, habitat, New Technology, research, performance, science, study, sustainable, technology, water, world, travel, business, design, eco-friendly, ecosystems )

Ruth
- 32 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
" Electric vehicle fleets have the ability to provide aggregated bi-directional power for other uses including supporting the electric grid, integration of distributed generation, and the ability to deliver emergency power capabilities."
Windmills in the Ocean and the Hamptons May Answer Energy Problems APRIL 19, 2014 BY DAN RATTINER
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, study, performance, research, safety, science, technology, business, animals, habitat, NewTechnology, world )

Ruth
- 34 days ago - danspapers.com
"...about 20 miles off Montauk, just south of Block Island, there are five steel windmills under construction... The 35 additional windmills are to be located 16 miles off Martha's Vineyard, further from Montauk." CLEAN ENERGY! (Pls. Keep animals safe)
 

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