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Report on whistleblower is inconclusive 20.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation....
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Oct 20 : In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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While Didcot B burned, renewable energy powered on 20.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittency

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Understanding Quantum Tunnelling 19.10.2014 Guardian: Science

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Heres how it works

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For Japan and China, simple handshake holds great importance 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The gesture has outsized importance because of the two men who would be joining hands: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Xi Jinping of China, the leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies who have circled each other warily for almost two years.
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Pakistan court stops work on nuclear plants 18.10.2014 Hindu: Home
A Pakistani court has restrained the government from initiating work on two proposed nuclear power plants to be built with Chinese help unless environmental safeguards are adhered to, media report...
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After sex crime plea, man told to pick up wife from work at different place at nuclear plant 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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If I were king for a day Id tattoo trolls with their own awful words | Simon Armitage 18.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
And every town will have at least one government-subsidised independent bookshop As with all aristocratic dictators, the laws of my land will exist to serve both firmly held political positions and indefensible personal preferences. Legislation will be rushed through early in the morning before an army coup or popular uprising in the afternoon, starting with an immediate banning of Antiques Roadshow . Use of its theme tune will be restricted to state-sponsored torture and to deter gangs of juvenile delinquents from loitering by bus shelters. All fossil fuel engines will be phased out by 11am: its time to stop acting as if the sole function of civilisation is the transfer of CO2 from the earth to its atmosphere, and time to stopthinking of nuclear power as futuristic devilry. Every National Theatre production will premiere at Holmfirth Picturedrome from now on. Internet providers will henceforth be held accountable for all illegal material carried on their servers, and social media trolls will have their ...
Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.
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Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.
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Mitochondrial replacement: no need for a rethink 17.10.2014 New Scientist: Health
Despite recent claims in New Scientist, there is no evidence mitochondrial replacement is unsafe, says UK government adviser Robin ...
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Friday news quiz 17 October 2014 17.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Nuclear fusion 'breakthrough', Ada Lovelace day and new members of the UN security council  test your knowledge of the week's events Continue reading...
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NRC report says Yucca Mountain's permanent closure plans would meet safety objectives 17.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Y Combinator to fund more 'breakthrough’ technologies beyond software 17.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] in recent interview with The Chronicle, Altman said he wants Y Combinator to expand beyond “pure software” toward more “still experimental, breakthrough technologies” like nuclear energy and synthetic biology. Altman’s immediate goals may be modest, but his long term vision signals a subtle though unmistakable shift in Silicon Valley. In the past few years, venture capitalists have plowed money into Internet startups with the hopes of scoring big pay days like Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Perhaps wary of saturation and inflated prices among Internet companies, investors are starting to move once again toward more advanced science startups in health care and clean energy. [...] in the third quarter, venture capitalists spent $74 million on industrial/energy deals, an 80 percent jump from the same period a year, according to the MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. [...] Scullin said clean tech is now attracting more ...
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Merkel blames Russia for Ukraine as Putin complains of blackmail 17.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed the Kremlin for continuing to stoke the Ukraine conflict as Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he won't be blackmailed over the ...
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Hinkley Point C subsidy scheme being investigated by National Audit Office 16.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Watchdog checking whether guaranteed prices of £92 per MW/hour for planned nuclear plant represents value for money

The National Audit Office has begun an investigation into the controversial subsidy regime for the planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset, a week after Brussels approved taxpayer support for the project.

The financial watchdog, which scrutinises public spending on behalf of parliament, said it would be checking whether the guaranteed prices of £92 a megawatt hour double the current cost of electricity represented value for money.

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Has Lockheed Martin really made a breakthrough on nuclear fusion? 16.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Lockheeds announcement has generated a lot of publicity, but experts point to the lack of details or results, suggesting fusion power is still a long way off. Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, follow Karl Mathiesens Facebook page, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet @karlmathiesen

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So Lockheed Martin Says It’s Made a Big Advance in Nuclear Fusion… 16.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
Yesterday, Lockheed Martin joined a long line of companies claiming to be hot on the trail of nuclear fusion, the long-promised savior of our energy economy. Unlike the atom-splitting fission reactions that run our submarines and nuclear power plants, fusion smashes atoms together at high temperatures, creating new particles in a reaction that emits massive ...
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Ed Davey: compromise possible on EU energy efficiency target 16.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

No red lines on goal of improving energy efficiency 30% by 2030, says UKs energy and climate secretary

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EPA fines Energy Department for missed Hanford deadlines 16.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is fining the federal Department of Energy up to $10,000 a week over missed deadlines to start moving radioactive sludge away from the Columbia River at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
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