Nuclear Energy

Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Helen Caldicott AUSTRALIAN politicians are contemplating developing nuclear power for this country. In their ignorance, they are mooting “small modular reactors” (SMRs) about which they clearly know little. To partly explain their enthusiasm here is the background story. The so-called “nuclear renaissance” died following the Fukushima catastrophe when one-sixth of the world’sRead More

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

16 July 2020 To The Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, New Delhi Dr. Jitendra Singh MOS, PMO, New Delhi Honorable Prime Minister Govt. of India, New Delhi Dear Sirs, Greetings from Sagar, Western Ghats, Karnataka. May I draw your kind attention to the latest French Auditor’s report, as in the newsRead More

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? See the deeply moving Cuban feature film A Translator (Un Traductor) that tells their story, available beginning Friday, July 10, for virtual screening with English subtitles.

‘Nuclear Exnovation’: Europe Stares at Massive Phaseouts as its Reactors Age, says new Report

‘Nuclear Exnovation’: Europe Stares at Massive Phaseouts as its Reactors Age, says new Report

Nuclear Energy, Reports April 21, 2020 at 8:24 am 0 comments

This paper explores the interplay of exnovation and innovation within the strategy for ecological modernization. It will argue for a more holistic approach. Specifically, the paper looks at the challenges ahead for decommissioning nuclear power in Europe as part of the EU’s overall vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Finally, the paper develops recommendations for policymakers, industry, and civil society to build up capacities for organized exnovation in the field of nuclear decommissioning.