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July 2015
Nuclear Energy

39 posts
Iran’s nuclear program helped by China, Russia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 3 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Cooperation began in 1990s.
The reasons for a European public debate on nuclear energy NEW
EU Energy Policy Blog 4 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The debate over the future of nuclear energy must not be confined to experts, nor to politicians and business leaders. This is a crucial choice for the future of our societies, and it calls for a public debate. The debate must be transparent and enli...
The end of nukes? NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
bumped - Nomad Apparently the Spiegel has decide to declare the end of the nuclear...
Sortir du Nucléaire, pour aller où ? NEW
EU Weekly 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
La situation des centrales nucléaires Japonaise inquiète, et à raison. Les opposants au nucléaire rebondissent et pointent du doigt cette crise comme un signe que l’énergie nucléaire n’est pas sûre. Voici un point qui se veut réal...
Peter Pilz Blog vom: SONNTAG, 13. MÄRZ 2011 NEW
Peter Pilz 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
ATOMARES SCHÖNWETTERDie japanische Regierung beruhigt: Die Radioaktivität aus dem AKW Fukushima wird durch den Hochdruck auf das offene Meer hinausgetrieben. Von dort kommt sie als radioaktiver Fisch in die Nahrungsmittelkette zurück.I...
New nuclear power plant in Lithuania: utopia or realistic project? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Pursuant to the National Energy Strategy which came into force in 2007, Lithuania decided to build a new nuclear power plant by retaining the infrastructure of the current Ignalina NPP. It was envisaged to finalize construction of the new NPP not lat...
"Ratification of New START a Great Success for Obama" by Niels Annen NEW
Social Europe 4 Years, 6 Months, 7 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
2010 has been an annus horribilis for the President of the United States. At the midterm elections in November, his Democratic Party suffered a devastating blow, and lost the majority in the House of Representatives to a newly energised Republican Pa...
Nuclear Imbroglio in Lithuania NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Until the end of 2009 Lithuania had depended for most of its electricity on two reactors of the unsafe Chernobyl type, which the country had to close down as a pre-condition for EU membership. In order not to depend excessively on Russian gas and ele...
Atomare Planungssicherheit gibt es seit 2000 NEW
Reflexionen 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Ja, ja die Atomwirtschaft… Ein Jahr nach der Bundestagswahl wirds langsam ernst für die Herren von RWE, EON, Vattenfall und ENBW. Bekommen Sie ihre Laufzeiten? Wenn ja, wie lange wären die und wie hoch wäre der Preis?..
Negotiation with Iran NEW
Stanley Crossick 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
 I have blogged before both on negotation and Iran.  A fascinating book by John W Limbert (‘Negotiating with Iran’, 2009) brings the two aspects together.  The author spent 33 years in the US Foreign Service, is a fluent Farsi speaker and has...
En Allemagne, le prolongement des centrales nucléaires divise la coalition (LeMonde.fr) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
L'allongement de la durée de vie des centrales nucléaires, débattu depuis plusieurs mois en Allemagne, est décidément un sujet épineux. Un compromis se dessine au sein du gouvernement avant la décision annoncée pour cet automne, mais il p...
Little Boy and Fat Man in Action NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
On 6 August 1945 at 8.15, the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima. The bomb directly killed an estimated 80 000 people, the indirect damage (radioactive injuries, flash blindness, electromagnetic pulse, ionizing radiat...
ITER: need a little more cash, please NEW
EU Weekly 4 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
We have been hearing for a few weeks now that the ITER project (Read an article I wrote about it for Le Taurillon) need extra cash. The experimental reactor is not much than a hole in the ground so far, but it is already over budget. From about 6 bil...
China presses ahead with Pakistan nuclear deal – and contemplates U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 5 Years, 13 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
In Beijing last week to catch up with Chinese security experts on Afghanistan and Pakistan, with two issues the main focus. Having talked on-and-off with people there about the Chashma-3 and 4 deal since it was first announced, this was the first oc...
demonstrating uncertainty NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Hey ho, big media seems to have picked up what I suppose we’ll have to call Cameron’s China gaffe: British Conservative Party leader David Cameron cited uncertainty over China as one of the reasons for Britain to maintain its nuclear deterr...
quick piece on Prague dinner NEW
Edward Lucas (The Economist) 5 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
America and eastern EuropeGuess who's coming to dinner?Apr 8th 2010From Economist.comBarack Obama tries to fix damaged relations with eastern European alliesTHE Obama administration’s closest European allies are oddly tricky to please. An invitatio...
Obama and nuclear syndrome NEW
Gavin Hewitt's Europe (BBC) 5 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
When it comes to Russia and America, nuclear weapons are old footage. They seem to belong in another time, when the old guard would stand atop Lenin's Mausoleum and watch SS20s trundling through Red Square. Or fresh-faced soldiers in their...
International Community Weighs Response To Nuclear Iran NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Experts agree that if Iran's claims about its ability to produce higher-grade enriched uranium are true, the country could have weapons-grade uranium within six months. What does this mean for the West? READ MORE...
The Gulf is going Nuclear NEW
Eberhard Rhein 5 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The signature of a $ 20 billion contract, at the end of 2009, between the United Arab Republic and a South Korean industrial consortium under the leadership of the Korea Electric Company for the construction of four nuclear 1400 MW power plants marks...
Catalysing the Nuclear debate NEW
David Miliband 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Minutes ago
2010 will be an important year for nuclear issues. Preparations are underway for the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) next May which presents a key opportunity to agree actions which will pave the way towards a safer wo...
Débat nucléaire : une nécessité et une urgence NEW
EGEA 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Ce jour a eu lieu le colloque de Participation et progrès sur le nucléaire, à l'Assemblée nationale. La première demi-journée était particulièrement intéressante (explications et donc perspectives), celle de l'après-midi fut différente, ca...
Iran’s nuclear program at the crossroads NEW
AriRusila´s BalkanPerspective 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The way ahead with the dispute between Iran’s nuclear programme and the possible response of western powers is foggy. News from last weeks give some base for optimism (peaceful solution) while others are increasing the use of military option. W...
Put an end to 'the refusal of consciousness' NEW
Spinelli's Footsteps 5 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 56 Minutes ago
(This is a copy of my comment to Mary Kaldor's article Dismantling the global nuclear infrastructure in Open Democracy. ) The link between nuclear weapons and great power status can be broken in Europe, by the peoples of Europe. We need a pro-Europe...
New Directive on Nuclear Safety NEW
European Union Law 6 Years, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The new Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations has been published in the Official Journal. The directive covers the nuclear safety of nuclear installations, as well as the safe man...
40 Years Later, Nuclear States Still Haven't Kept Promises NEW
Le Taurillon 6 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours ago
2008 is full to bursting with remembrances of the many historic events that took place during the epochal year of 1968: the Tet offensive in Vietnam. The assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. And, on Christmas Eve,...
Nuclear-free world? Yes, we can! [Nelly Gocheva] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 6 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Minutes ago
After the G20 summit in London and the NATO summit in France and Germany, Barack Obama attended the EU-US summit in Prague. During his 8-day, 5-nation European tour President Obama taught lessons of difficult diplomacy. After the North Korean launch...
power generation NEW
The Evil European 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Interesting technological development from MIT's Technology Review.I am not totally against nuclear power, rather I am hesitant about its implementation due to the incompetence of many national governments. The long term implications of its use don't...
Siemens Plans Nuclear Cooperation with Russia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 6 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Germany may be phasing out its nuclear power stations, but German group Siemens plans to cooperate with Russia's Rosatom to tap into the growing global market to build new nuclear plants. A deal could be signed in the coming months. German industrial...
Volles Risiko für die Energieversorgung NEW
NicolesBlog 6 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Russland dreht wegen Streitigkeiten mit der Ukraine den Gashahn ab und die Südosteuropäer frieren. Die Slowakei verkündet daraufhin, den schrottreifen Meiler des Atomkraftwerks Bohunice wieder anzuwerfen - obwohl der gerade erst zu Silvester abges...
Can I haz my flying carz now? NEW
European Tribune 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours ago
From the Guardian: Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power...
When were the first signs of the nuclear renaissance? NEW
EU Energy Policy Blog 6 Years, 9 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The electricity industry has shown an interest in already completed nuclear power plants. This predates the first examples of interest in new build nuclear power plants forming part of a “nuclear renaissance”. Such a situation arises be...
Die Grenzen der Atomfreundschaft NEW
Reflexionen 6 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Erwin Huber ist ein bekennender Atomfan. Zuletzt ließ er sich sogar stolz als strahlender Nachbar eines AKW fotografieren, um klar zu machen: Das ist super beim AKW zu wohnen, da passiert nix...
European nuclear capabilities: can they ever be independent? NEW
Stanley Crossick 6 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours ago
We face the challenges and effects of globalisation in our daily lives - economic, political, social and cultural.  Except, apparently, in defence.  The retention of an independent nuclear capability is central to the defence strategy of both Fran...
Nuclear proliferation: the clock is ticking NEW
Stanley Crossick 6 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968, signed by 189 countries (but not India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea) has been a dismal failure. Its objective is to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, but at the same time the nuclear powers agre...
Wo warst du…? NEW
Reflexionen 6 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Die Zeitungen überschlagen sich, die TV-Sender suggerieren, als ob nächste Woche die Baukräne anrücken, um die ersten AKWs in Deutschland wieder hoch zu ziehen. Mit halbseidenen Sprüchen und Lügen wird versucht ein Bild zu kreieren, dass nur di...
Slovenia blunders with nuke incident (update) NEW
The White Bull Blog 7 Years, 1 Month, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
A nuclear accident seems to have effectively brought an end to the first European Union presidency of a new EU member state. Slovenia, due to hand over the presidency to France at the end of this month, has been caught lying on the seriousness of an...
Mal wieder alles nicht so schlimm? NEW
Reflexionen 7 Years, 1 Month, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Im Primärkreislauf des slowenischen AKW Krsko hat es am frühen Abend ein Leck gegeben und Kühlflüssigkeit ist ausgetreten. Das ist so, also ob jederzeit etwas  durchbrennen kann und plötzlich ein Loch im Feuerwehrschlauch ist und das Löschwass...
EU löst europaweiten Alarm aus NEW
Europa-Blog 7 Years, 1 Month, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Nach Problemen im Kühlsystem des slowenischen Atomkraftwerks Krsko hat die EU-Kommission europaweiten Alarm ausgelöst. Ein Entweichen von Radioaktivität in die Umwelt sei jedoch nicht festgestellt worden. Von Ralf Hübner-Bornemann  Im Hauptkühl...
Nu(un)clear NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 7 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Problems at Sizewell B nuclear power plant were partly to blame for blackouts in the UK yesterday. Costs of nuclear decommissioning are due to soar above the £73bn already calculated, announced on Tuesday this week. So Gordon Brown states yesterday...