Tag Archives: Nuclear

Italy’s lesson: Paying for Nuclear Energy You Don’t Have

by Alberto Perego Italy is the only G8 member that doesn’t use nuclear power plants for electricity generation. Germany is on the way of phasing out nuclear, and some other countries in Europe and beyond are considering following Germany’s example. Italy stopped its NPPs a while ago. In this article, I would like to look […]

If Nuclear Energy has a Future, it Will be Chinese

By Alexander Geysman Over the past several years we have heard a lot of news regarding the People’s Republic of China’s efforts in nuclear energy development, and individually they may seem quite praiseworthy, but altogether they form a stunning picture. According to the IEA, since 2012 China’s installed power capacity is the largest in the […]

The Resurgence of the Nuclei

By Alberto Perego Nuclear fusion is what powers the sun and the stars. It is often seen as a thing of the future, partially enveloped in a cloud of dreams and science fiction. However, it is quite reassuring that experiments concerning this powerful energy source are being conducted in a top tech lab at MIT […]

New Unconventional Fuel: Gas Hydrate Development in Pacific Raises Questions

Gas hydrates could open up a new fuel source for import-dependent countries like Japan. Exploration of new opportunities is already underway, but comes with caveats. ENERPO student Aaron Wood reports.

Week in Review September 19-25

by Timoty Abraham, Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon-Suriel, Alberto Perego China Wants its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast Chinese city of Lianyungang saw people protesting last month against the nuclear power plant, already built in the area. China has started its nuclear adventure only in 1994 and since then […]

Lithuania: Energy Security Through Liberalization

by Aaron Wood Abstract Following independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the main concern for Lithuania was achieving energy independence. While this was achieved in part through the use of Ignalina NPP, it would prevent the development of liberalized markets and accession to the European Union. This article will show through a historical recount, […]

Israel: How Nuclear Energy Can Affect National Security

By Henrik Vorloeper There are 1537 reasons why Israel could finally admit the possession of nuclear weapons and put an end to the allegory of the “world’s worst kept secret.” 1537 is the number of flaws that has been found in Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona, which is a nuclear research centre and reprocessing plant […]

The Week in Review April 26-May 2

The Monitoring Team: John Collins, Irina Mironova   Photo credit: Jerry D. Mathes II Political Instability helps reduce glut in supply Bloomberg news reported on April 28 that, in lieu of effective collusion between the World’s largest producer states, political instability in Africa and South America would do for world oil markets what Saudi Arabia […]

Brussels Attacks and Global Nuclear Security

by Jerry Byers The article was originally written for Russia Direct The recent bombings in Brussels and the subsequent discovery of information that ISIS militants may have been targeting Belgian nuclear facilities should be concerning. The threat of a nuclear disaster at the hands of terrorists is a global concern, and one that requires all of […]