Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

Sep 16, 2016

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverge on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius. The broad challenge in meeting that goal — the ...

Philippines conference discusses nuclear power in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 2, 2016

Philippines conference discusses nuclear power in Asia-Pacific region

A three-day international conference on the prospects of nuclear power in the Asia-Pacific region has wrapped up in Manila, finding the stigma-laden source of energy to be increasingly relevant in the region because of its continuing development and rising population, and the growing campaign ...

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Aug 25, 2016

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Miniature nuclear power plants could help solve Britain’s looming power crunch, rather than the delayed $24 billion Hinkley project, companies developing the technology say. Small modular reactors (SMRs) using current or new technology would be able to produce around a tenth of the electricity ...

Hurdles mar Japan's renewable energy equation

Jul 22, 2016

Hurdles mar Japan's renewable energy equation

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At Yamakura Dam, 45 km southeast of Tokyo, construction workers are screwing together a 51,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of floating solar panels. When completed, it will be one of the world’s largest floating solar projects. Roughly 30 percent of the work on the project in ...

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

May 26, 2016

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

Apple Inc. is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been ...

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Ohio after flight from Oklahoma

May 22, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Ohio after flight from Oklahoma

A solar-powered airplane has touched down in the Ohio hometown of two of America’s most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed late Saturday in Dayton, Ohio, where inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright grew ...

May 16, 2016

Renova eyes growth in Japan renewables market beyond solar

Renova Inc., a developer of renewable energy, is targeting an expansion of its solar-power capacity to more than 300 megawatts, while also tapping into other clean energy technologies to broaden its offerings amid cuts in the rates that solar-power producers get. The Tokyo-based venture, ...