Are Japan’s renewable energy project goals fizzling out?

The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster encouraged the country to make some ambitious plans. Five years have passed since the renewable energy project goals were set in Japan. Alternative energy sources became a priority following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. An earthquake and subsequent tsunami shook the country’s confidence in the safety of nuclear power. However, it appears as though the urgency Japan had felt to implement green energy is losing steam. Among the challenges that come with a renewable energy project is the exchange of costly implementation over cheap…

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Nuclear Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles: ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has included a new report titled “Nuclear Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles “to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/nuclear-power-in-the-uk-market-outlook-to-2025-update-2015-capacity-generation-levelized-cost-of-energy-lcoe-investment-trends-regulations-and-company-profiles/ Summary “Nuclear Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the nuclear power market in the UK.…

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Nuclear Power in Republic of Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, 2015 Update – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles: ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “Nuclear Power in Republic of Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, 2015 Update – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles” to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/nuclear-power-in-republic-of-korea-market-outlook-to-2025-2015-update-capacity-generation-power-plants-regulations-and-company-profiles/ Summary “Nuclear Power in Republic of Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, 2015 Update – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the nuclear power market in Republic of Korea. The report provides in depth analysis…

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Fuel Assemblies For Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Competitive Landscape, and Key Country Analysis to 2025: ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “Fuel Assemblies For Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Competitive Landscape, and Key Country Analysis to 2025” to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/fuel-assemblies-for-nuclear-power-update-2015-global-market-size-average-pricing-competitive-landscape-and-key-country-analysis-to-2025/ Summary The latest report “Fuel Assemblies For Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Competitive Landscape, and Key Country Analysis to 2025” analyzes the market for nuclear fuel assemblies used in commercial nuclear reactors and provides in-depth analysis of the demand in three major regions of the world, including key…

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Plant Life Extension (Plex) for Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025

ReportBazzar has included a new report titled “Plant Life Extension (Plex) for Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/plant-life-extension-plex-for-nuclear-power-update-2015-global-market-size-competitive-landscape-and-key-country-analysis-to-2025/ Summary “Plant Life Extension (Plex) for Nuclear Power, Update 2015 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025”, the latest report from industry analysis specialist, offers comprehensive information and analysis of the global nuclear plant life extension (PLEX) market. The report provides a clear overview of and detailed insight into…

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Scientists explore the possibility of nuclear waste to energy

A new type of reactor based on old research could be fueled by nuclear waste of current reactors. In spite of the bad rap that nuclear power has received over the years, due to several accidents and concerns regarding the long-term disposal of radioactive fuel, some scientist believe that this form of power may eventually be once again seen in a positive light through waste to energy, via a reactor that is powered by the waste of current nuclear reactors, reported Green Car Reports. The project involves using a “molten…

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Survey shows renewable energy is a big deal among consumers

Consumers show support for clean power Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released the results of a recent survey concerning public opinion on renewable energy. Clean energy has been growing in prominence around the world, especially as governments begin to focus on ways to secure their economic futures. As new regulations take form and businesses grow more serious on certain environmental issues, consumers are beginning to show aggressive support for various types of renewable energy. Renewable energy is a favorite subject among consumers According to Navigant’s survey, consumer…

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RENEWABLE ENERGY MID-YEAR REPORT

10% OF U.S. ENERGY CONSUMPTION 12% OF DOMESTIC PRODUCTION 14% OF NET ELECTRICAL GENERATION Washington DC– According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30, 2013, renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind) provided 9.81% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.82% of domestic energy production for the first half of 2013. EIA’s earlier-issued “Electric Power Monthly” revealed that renewables had provided 14.20% of net electrical generation during the first six months of…

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Alternative energy blooming in China

China - Renewable Energy

China shows major progress in alternative energy initiatives China is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in terms of alternative energy. The country has shown great interest in solar, wind, nuclear, and hydropower and has been investing heavily in these forms of alternative energy for some time. Over the past two years, the Central Government has increased its support of alternative energy dramatically. The State Electricity and Regulatory Commission has released a new report showing how this support has paid off. Report shows significant growth in terms of…

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Japan announces abandonment of nuclear power

Japan Hydrogen Fuel

Fukushima disaster has Japan reevaluate use of nuclear power Japan has shown healthy signs of recovery since last year’s disastrous earthquake-tsunami disaster. Economically, the country remains strong and stable. In terms of energy, however, the Japanese government has had to improvise in the wake of the disaster, which triggered a nuclear crisis that threatened to be worse than Chernobyl. The Fukushima disaster, as it is often called, caused the government to take a hard look at its use of nuclear energy. Japan to be nuclear free by 2030 In the…

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Japan’s last nuclear power plant shuts down

Japan Energy

Country to begin moving away from nuclear power Over a year has passed since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan and triggered a nuclear crisis that had the country on the edge of disaster for months. Last year’s quake, and its subsequent tsunami, caused extensive damage to several nuclear power plants in the Fukushima Prefecture which put many of these facilities on the verge of catastrophic meltdown. The crisis threatened to be worse than Chernobyl and the Japanese government began to take a hard look at its use of nuclear…

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2011 natural disasters spur renewed enthusiasm for alternative energy

Japan Earthquake

The Munich Reinsurance Company, a reinsurance and ratings firm serving the global insurance industry, has released a new report concerning the economic losses of natural disasters in 2011. The report notes that last year saw more than 820 natural disasters, many of which were man-made. These catastrophes resulted in 27,000 deaths and more than $380 billion in losses around the world. In terms of casualties, 2011 was more lenient than 2010, but was much more damaging to the global economy. The report notes that one of the worst disasters of…

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New reactor that consumes nuclear waste could power the UK for 500 years

Nuclear Waste

Wherever nuclear power is concerned, nuclear waste presents a significant problem. The waste generated by nuclear power plants cannot be disposed of and is usually contained in steel drums and buried underground or held in secure facilities. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, which was sparked by a powerful earthquake last year, many nations around the world have begun abandoning nuclear energy, but are unable to cut ties with nuclear waste. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Energy and Climate Change may have found a…

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Nuclear energy and its decline around the world

Nuclear Energy

Six months after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, the nation is still struggling to recover economically and emotionally. The disaster sent ripples throughout the world’s energy community, kindling concerns over the safety of nuclear energy that had long been dormant. Despite promises of the safety of nuclear energy coming from some nations, businesses have begun abandoning the fuel in search of a reliable, and less catastrophic, alternative. Germany’s Siemens AG, an energy technology company that has long served in the nuclear sector, announced last week that…

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Survey says Californians reject nuclear energy, support drilling for oil and alternatives fuels

California Nuclear Power Survey

Japan’s nuclear crisis seems to have put a halt on California’s pursuance of nuclear power, according to a survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. After Japan was rocked by a powerful earthquake, several nuclear reactors in the Fukushima region reached the point of meltdown. The disaster raised concerns over the ultimate safety of nuclear energy, especially in regards to environmental disasters. The poll shows that the majority of Californians, who had once backed nuclear energy, are now shying away and looking towards alternatives. California has long been at…

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Germany poised to lead the world in renewable energy

Gemany Hydrogen Fuel Cell Production

In light of the continuing nuclear crisis in Japan, Germany has opted out of nuclear power in favor of renewable alternatives. The country has long been situated at the cusp of breakthrough in the field and has become the world’s largest testing ground for renewable technologies. Officials announced their goal to be nuclear-free early this month, aiming to phase out the technology no later than 2020. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the nation to become a leader in the field, especially in its use of hydrogen technology. Merkel has outlined a…

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