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    Opinion: Nuclear energy and the Nissan Leaf

    Read into this what you will, but Nissan may have given a subtle hint that it would prefer to have its all-electric Leafs powered by something safer than electricity make at a nuclear plant. The reason? The Japanese automaker recently presented a Leaf to an award-winning actor who starred in a ...

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    Report: Reputation of electric cars takes a hit in Japan due to tsunami aftermath?

    Electric vehicle owners like to think of themselves as green, but that color may be taking on a more glowing, radioactive hue in Japan. The ecologically friendly reputation of electric cars in Japan is taking a hit since last year's meltdowns of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have ...

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    Climate advisory panel says UK should rely more on nuclear reactors, less on wind farms

    The UK should construct more nuclear reactors and substantially reduce its investments in offshore wind power to meet targets for carbon emissions and renewable power, says the government's climate advisory panel. Specifically, two more nuclear reactors, capable of pumping out a total of 3.2 ...

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    Germany wants to avoid false choice of nuclear or fossil fuels

    The tragedy of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan will continue to affect the automotive world in a roundabout way: by making us all think a bit harder about how to generate the power we need for plug-in vehicles. Obviously, the absolute best way to charge your batteries is through a ...

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    Will Japan's nuclear woes dampen electric vehicle enthusiasm?

    We've already seen the panic here in the U.S. as activists and analysts question our nuclear infrastructure, and Congress considers a re-examination of our existing facilities. These new fears about nuclear power have everything to do with the events unfolding at Japan's Fukushima power plant, ...

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    Greenpeace opposed to nuclear and coal powered electric vehicles

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    You might think that Greenpeace would love the idea of electric cars, but you'd be sadly mistaken. Greenpeace Germany's Wolfgang Lohbeck spoke at last week's "The New Automobile" conference and focused on the "remote tailpipe" ...

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    Vinod Khosla writes about imprudent environmentalism and "Scheer nonsense"

    I have got to tell you that the article linked to here is very long and takes a good while to get through. Then, after you have read the whole thing, you still need time to meditate on all of the points. But, after doing that, feel free to comment on some of the ideas that Vinod Khosla outlines and ...

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    First new US nuclear plant in three decades approved

    For the first time in more than three decades the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted an Early Site Permit for a new US nuclear power plant. The ESP is the first stage toward a new plant and allows Exelon Generation Company to start construction work in Clinton, Illinois to determine if the ...

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    India developing new nuclear reactor for producing hydrogen

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) of Mumbai, India is currently developing a pair of new types of nuclear reactors, specifically targeted at hydrogen production. The biggest difference from existing reactors is the temperature of the reactor core. The new reactors have a core temperature of ...


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