Six years ago, the company that owns California’s last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. 30 more words
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Broke, remote and deprived of jobs—just 25 years ago, the border town of Guessing close to Hungary was one of the poorest in Austria, a forgotten frontier along the Iron Curtain trail. 8 more words
After two years of research, a French team, mostly including researchers from the CNRS and CEA within the RS2E network on electrochemical energy storage have just designed an alternative technology to Li-ion for application in specific sectors. 78 more words
French manufacturers topped the list of European cars and vans with the lowest carbon emissions, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Thursday. 8 more words
Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who secured one of the first Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a weed—curly top gumweed—was growing along the road to the future. 8 more words
French nuclear giant Areva said Thursday it had linked up with Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy to help Japan dismantle boiling-water nuclear power stations.
For decades now the electricity industry has relentlessly gouged monopoly profits and functionless rents out of hapless residential consumers, while government ministers, officials, inquiries and “regulatory” agencies have acted as willing accomplices, cheerleaders and rubber-stamp providers, writes Dr Geoff Bertram. 8 more words