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This swimming robot may have finally spotted melted nuclear fuel inside Fukushima
The Verge • Rachel Becker
The Scariest Nuclear Threat Might Be in the White House
Political Wire • Taegan Goddard
Aboard the NS Savannah, America’s first (and last) nuclear merchant ship
Ars Technica • Sean Gallagher
Perry Duped Into Fake Interview by Russian Comedians
Political Wire • Taegan Goddard
Iran eyes 100MW solar plant with Italian firm
PV-Tech
Yet another reason for the doom of Europe’s fossil-fuel power plants: not enough water
Quartz • Akshat Rathi
Japan environment minister to urge to rethink on coal project: media
Reuters
Rick Perry duped into fake interview with Russian comedians
CNBC
U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies
Reuters • Jonathan Stempel
ABB to supply central inverters to two Jordanian solar plants, totaling 102MW
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This swimming robot may have finally spotted melted nuclear fuel inside Fukushima
The VergeRachel Becker
Video: Tepco A robot swimming in the depths of one of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors may have spotted lumps of molten nuclear fuel inside. If it did, it would be the first robot to successfully locate the radioactive material, as efforts to clean...
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Nuclear Power, Politics & Policy
The Scariest Nuclear Threat Might Be in the White House
Political WireTaegan Goddard
Michael Lewis has a must-read piece on the Department of Energy — from the “ceremonial and bizarre” role of energy secretary Rick Perry to the Trump administration’s apparent total disinterest in the agency. In his confirmation hearings to run the department Perry...
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Nuclear Power, Nuclear Safety
Aboard the NS Savannah, America’s first (and last) nuclear merchant ship
Ars TechnicaSean Gallagher
BALTIMORE—Alongside a former grain pier in a strangely quiet corner of this cargo port, there's a ship straight out of the future—the future, that is, as seen from the 1950s. Featuring sleek, modern lines and a giant insignia of an atom, the...
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Natural Gas, Nuclear Power
Perry Duped Into Fake Interview by Russian Comedians
Political WireTaegan Goddard
Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime minister,” Reuters reports. “Perry actually was talking with comedians...
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Nuclear Power, Solar Industry
Iran eyes 100MW solar plant with Italian firm
PV-Tech
An unnamed Italian company will build a 100MW solar plant in Hormuzgan Province of far south Iran, according to the region's governor Jasem Jadri.
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
Yet another reason for the doom of Europe’s fossil-fuel power plants: not enough water
QuartzAkshat Rathi
On Aug. 10, 2015, Poland was forced to restrict power supply to 1,600 of its biggest companies. The problem wasn’t a shortage of coal or natural gas—the country’s main sources of electricity— but rather, a shortage of water. Water is used in...
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
Japan environment minister to urge to rethink on coal project: media
Reuters
TOKYO () - Japan's environment minister is likely to recommend the trade ministry reconsider a coal-fired power project planned by Chubu Electric Power Co amid concerns over rising carbon emissions, local media said on Wednesday. The likely recommendation comes as the environment...
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Energy Finance, Natural Gas
Rick Perry duped into fake interview with Russian comedians
CNBC
During the 22-minute call, Perry, whose department oversees the U.S. nuclear weapons program, discussed a range of topics in a business-like tone.
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Coal Industry, Nuclear Power
U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies
ReutersJonathan Stempel
Carlo Allegri NEW YORK () - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in...
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Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy
ABB to supply central inverters to two Jordanian solar plants, totaling 102MW
Energy Business Review
ABB to supply its central inverter solutions for two solar plants Mafraq I and Mafraq II in Jordan, which will cumulatively produce 102MW of clean energy. These two solar plants will be constructed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). ABB has signed contracts...
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