Nuclear and Capitalism

Indian Point – We Are Flirting With Catastrophe

Indian Point – We Are Flirting With Catastrophe

Indian Point – We Are Flirting With Catastrophe a transcript of the February 16th installment of The Big Picture, hosted by Thom Hartmann, broadcast on Russia Today, February 16, 2016 (Posted on Dianuke for non-commercial use.) Alexey Yaroshevsky, RT America joins Thom Hartmann. For years people have been claiming thatRead More

Nuclear power in constant decline since 1996, see these 6 charts

Nuclear power in constant decline since 1996, see these 6 charts

Nuclear power is slowly going out of style. Back in 1996, atomic energy supplied 17.6 percent of the world’s electricity. Today that’s down to just 10.8 percent — and it could drop even further in the years ahead.

Nuclear Costs: How Nuclear Decisions are Based on Money and what that Costs Us

Nuclear Costs: How Nuclear Decisions are Based on Money and what that Costs Us

Nuclear and Capitalism January 21, 2014 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Robert Jacobs | Almost all parts of Japanese (and that of every nation’s) nuclear policy are governed by one overarching principle: money. Cost saving practices exacerbated the Fukushima Daiichi plant meltdowns, money defines almost every aspect of policy towards those affected by the nuclear disaster, money dictates that the idled reactors must be restarted, and money is the reason Japanese nuclear exports have hit high gear in places like Vietnam and India.

Nuking peaceful protests: democracy is at stake in Koodankulam

Nuking peaceful protests: democracy is at stake in Koodankulam

Even zealous supporters of nuclear power should logically concede three things to their opponents. First, after Fukushima, it’s natural for people everywhere to be deeply sceptical of the claimed safety of nuclear power, and for governments to phase out atomic programmes, as is happening in countries like Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and now Japan.