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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 )

- 96 days ago -
"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)."
As Feds Set Carbon Rules, a Renewed Interest in Nuclear Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy Policy, Carbon Rules, Reduced Emissions, Pennsylvania, Nuclear Energy, Clean Air, #FutureOfEnergy )

- 107 days ago -
"Pennsylvania is third in the nation for energy production. It's also in third place for carbon emissions.Under new rules proposed by the federal EPA, Pennsylvania will have to cut its carbon emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years."
Fostering the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: Future of Energy, Energy Policy, Dept of Energy, Clean Energy, Nuclear Energy, Low Carbon Goals )

- 109 days ago -
"Today, the Energy Department is announcing a significant step to help meet America's future low-carbon goals with the release of a draft $12.6 billion loan guarantee solicitation for advanced nuclear energy projects."
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 )

- 113 days ago -
"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. "
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Safe, Restart )

- 136 days ago -
"The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority since the agency was created two years ago to restore public confidence in nuclear..."
U.S. DOE Invests $67 Million in Nuclear Energy Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Department of Energy, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Funding, Nuclear Research, Nuclear Science, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Zero Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Obama Climate Policy )

- 151 days ago -
""The Department's support for cutting-edge nuclear science and engineering across our universities, national laboratories, and industry reflects the key role of nuclear energy in helping ensure America's low carbon future," said Energy Secretary Moniz."
Solve for X - Leslie Dewan - Power From Nuclear Waste   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Environment, Clean Energy, Nuclear Energy, Molten Salt Reactors, Waste Reduction, Efficiency, Leslie Dewan, TransAtomic Power, Reactor Design, Zero Carbon Energy, Climate Change, Energy Demands )

- 158 days ago -
Leslie Dewan explains how the world's nuclear waste could be virtually eliminated while providing clean energy to meet the world's growing energy demands.
Richard Branson Urges Obama to Back Next-Generation Nuclear Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: Richard Branson, President Obama, Energy, Energy Policy, Environment, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Zero Carbon Energy, Nuclear Energy, Next Gen Nuclear, Integral Fast Reactors )

- 173 days ago -
"Billionaire pushes for the technology in a letter to White House that says integral fast reactors are clean, inexpensive and safe."
Pandora's Promise: The Nuclear Power Debate   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Decarbonization, Zero Emissions, Sundance Film Festival, Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog, Gwneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes, Environmentalists )

- 203 days ago -
"The Sundance Film Festival favorite documentary features several notable environmentalists who once vehemently opposed nuclear power: Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes and Michael Shellenberger."
Why Nuclear Energy Matters for New York
Science & Tech  (tags: New York, Energy Policy, Energy, EPA, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Carbon Reductions, Carbon Free Sources, Nuclear, Solar, Wind )

- 207 days ago -
"Important to securing the most cost-effective carbon reductions will be preserving existing carbon-free sources, such as nuclear."
11 Maps That Explain the US Energy System
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Technology, Infrastructure, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind, Solar, Transmission Lines, Maps )

- 225 days ago -
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a fascinating new mapping tool that lets you take a detailed look at every aspect of America's energy system. Here are 11 maps of interest"
Hans Blix Calls on Scientists to Develop Thorium Nuclear Fuel
Science & Tech  (tags: Hans Blix, UN Weapons Inspector, Energy, Energy Policy, Thorium, Next Generation Nuclear, Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation, Zero Emissions, Molten Salt Reactors, No Meltdown )

- 226 days ago -
"Urging nuclear scientists to develop thorium as a new fuel, Blix also called on the nuclear industry to start powering reactors with thorium instead of uranium."
IEA: World's Energy Needs Will Cost $48 Trillion By 2035
Science & Tech  (tags: Int'l Energy Agency, Energy, Energy Demand, Energy Costs, 2035, Global Demand, Outlook, Energy Economics, Energy Policy )

- 233 days ago -
"Meeting the world's growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment in energy supply over the period to 2035, according to a special report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA)."
Global Renewable Energy Generation Achieves New Record
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, renewable, 8.3 percent, energy policy, GWEC, solar energy )

- 237 days ago -
"The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report shows that the global renewable electricity capacity increased by 8,3% in 2013."
Thorium Lends a Fiery Hand
Science & Tech  (tags: Thorium, Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change, Zero Emissions, Thorium History )

- 240 days ago -
"Thorium has proved itself as a catalyst and a great refractive material. With the effects of global climate change increasing with every passing year, hopefully more research and allocated resources will help thorium realize its great untapped potential.

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