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Government's 'nuclear' find draws criticism from scientists

The government says it has found “a pathbreaking step” in the disposal of radioactive wastes generated by nuclear power plants: Its scientists claim they can separate actinides, a toxic component in nuclear waste, and reduce its life from 20,000 years to about 300 years. 469 more words

Lake County Lawmakers Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Six state assembly members from Lake County were among 53 members of the Illinois House and Senate who last month urged the EPA to set strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, and who pledged support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. 226 more words

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Why is South Africa in the dark?

The lights are flickering on and off at South Africa’s biggest utility.

The republic has had its power switched off repeatedly since November in the latest round of load-shedding by Eskom, the state-owned enterprise that generates 95% of the country’s electricity. 435 more words

Thermal power station in southern Mozambique has guaranteed gas supply for two years

Mozambican state oil and gas company ENH will provide 2 million gigajoules of natural gas per year to state power company EdM to supply the Ressano Garcia power plant, under a contract signed Monday in Maputo. 389 more words


First (Only?) Environmental Case of the Supreme Court’s Term is a Big One

This coal-fired power plant is excited to receive its 15 minutes of fame when the Supreme Court rules on a complex environmental case later this term. 396 more words