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A view of the Unit 4 reactor of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, in 2018
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2024
U.S. as many as 15 years behind China on nuclear power, report says
Beijing's state-backed technology approach and extensive financing give it the edge over its rival, the study by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation said.
The National Ignition Facility’s preamplifier module increases laser energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory federal research facility in Livermore, California.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 21, 2024
Nuclear fusion backers meet in U.S. as competition with China looms
Scientists, governments and companies are racing to harness fusion to provide carbon-free electricity.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Dec 7, 2022
G7's Russian oil price cap evolves from revenue squeeze to market anchor
Analysts said the cap will have little immediate impact on the oil revenues that Moscow is currently earning to fund its war machine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 5, 2022
As clock ticks on G7's Russia oil price cap, big questions remain
Just a month before G7 nations plan to cap the price of Russian oil, officials are racing to finalize details, leaving traders, shippers and insurers with questions about how it will work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 21, 2022
America's new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem
U.S. firms developing a new generation of small nuclear power plants to help cut carbon emissions have a big problem: Only one company sells the fuel they need, and it's Russian.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 12, 2022
With renewables hit by tariffs and supply-chain woes, U.S. coal plants delay closures
Brochures showing beaches on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tend not to show a coal-fired power plant now set to remain open there for years longer than planned.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 5, 2022
Global energy crisis drives rethink of nuclear power projects
Governments across Europe and Asia are extending their aging fleets of nuclear plants, restarting reactors and dusting off plans to resume projects.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 21, 2022
Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency but takes steps on wind power
Democratic lawmakers and environmental activists want Biden to formally declare an emergency, which would enable the use of the Defense Production Act.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2022
Global energy crisis and Russia invasion eclipse Biden climate goals
The president has been forced to prioritize energy security, leading his administration to unleash record amounts of crude oil from strategic reserves.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2022
Climate change could cost U.S. $2 trillion a year by end of century, White House says
Flood, fire, and drought fueled by climate change could take a massive bite out of the U.S. federal budget.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 31, 2022
U.S. and allies may find tapping stockpiles inadequate to plug Russian oil gap
The IEA expects 3 million barrels per day of Russian oil — equivalent to over a third of its exports — to be shut in as sanctions bite and buyers spurn purchases.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 5, 2022
Russian attacks spur debate about nuclear power as climate fix
Russia's takeover of Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine should spur more careful plans to build reactors to fight climate change, nuclear safety experts said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Nov 25, 2021
With coordinated stockpile release, Biden White House sets oil market precedent
The decision adds a new risk to the landscape for oil traders tracking market-moving government policy decisions and the drilling industry, with potential to impact energy investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Nov 24, 2021
Biden's bet on oil reserves highlights complicated relations with China
The Biden administration's diplomatic inroads with China first surfaced this month in Scotland, where the two countries hammered out a surprise deal on boosting action on climate change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Nov 19, 2021
Biden's overture to Asian oil consumers serves warning to OPEC+
'The strategy here seems like not only a response to the alleged rebuffing of the presidential requests, but also a deliberate threat,' one analyst said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2021
U.S. asks Japan, China and others to consider tapping oil reserves, sources say
The unusual request comes as Biden fends off political pressure over rising pump prices and other consumer costs driven by a rebound in economic activity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2021
Coal country cleanup: U.S. plan sketches out possible future for former miners
The Biden administration wants to spend around $16 billion to help begin to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells and abandoned mine sites
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2021
Arctic fires and thawing permafrost pose growing threat to climate, study says
Estimated emissions levels do not take into account the wildfires and abrupt thawing recently observed, which could blow the global 'emissions budget.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 21, 2021
Clean crude? Oil firms use offsets to claim green barrels.
Oil-and-gas companies worldwide are increasingly trying to market their products as cleaner using a range of controversial methods, including buying credits.

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