Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Grand Test to Rein In Climate Change

A Grand Test to Rein In Climate Change

Projects that remove carbon dioxide from the air, like the woods above, will offer credits to companies that must pay to emit greenhouse gases under a new California law. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/science/earth/in-california-a-grand-experiment-to-rein-in-climate-change.html?hp

UK Empowers Electricity Storage Systems with Fund Amount of 20 million

UK Empowers Electricity Storage Systems with Fund Amount of 20 Million
The “Energy Storage Technology Demonstration Competition,” which is supposed to be the first competition, will enable the organisations to acquire funds from the government, which will help them build up and exhibit their innovations in energy ...http://cleantechnica.com/2012/10/13/uk-empowers-electricity-storage-systems-with-fund-amount-of-20-million/

Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable'

Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable' | Video | Reuters.com
Oct. 13 - A new internal report from power company Tepco has found the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could have been avoided.
Could You Survive a Nuclear Meltdown? | Survival
Ever since the Fukushima reactor meltdown after the Japanese tsunami in 2011, there has become a renewed focus on the effects of a meltdown at a nuclear ...
Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable' - Watch the video - Yahoo ...
Watch the video Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable' on Yahoo! Maktoob. A new internal report from power company Tepco has found the 2011 meltdown ...
Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable' -- chicagotribune.com
Japanese nuclear meltdown 'preventable'. "This is bad. This is bad." That's what operators at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said after the facility was ...
Japanese Nuclear Meltdown 'Preventable' Video – 5min.com
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China firm to build 30-MW solar project

China firm to build 30-MW solar project

Republica - ‎Oct 11, 2012‎
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese solar energy firm Hunan Yueer Solar Energy Technology Co. Ltd. for installing a 30-Megawatt solar station in the country. http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=43389

Electricity through solar: Is it worth it? Is this the time?

Electricity through solar: Is it worth it? Is this the time?

Business Recorder (blog) -
It is an interesting time for Solar Photovolatics. Prices have come down considerably from about $1.80/watt at the end of 2010 to just around $1.03/watt at the end of 2011. 2012 has seen the price per watt descend to below $0.75. The major reason for the ...https://www.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.globalwarming.org/2012/10/12/we-should-forfeit-the-great-green-race-with-china/&hl=en&geo=us

Jenkins: The Dumbest Trade War Is a Green One

Jenkins: The Dumbest Trade War Is a Green One
Wall Street Journal
The silliness doesn't just stop with wasteful handouts to Solyndra and one dozen other bankrupt green-energy companies. The money being wasted here is borrowed money. Both the U.S. and China are using China's money to fight their green subsidy war.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444799904578052602271560588.html

We Should Forfeit the “Great” Green Race with China

We Should Forfeit the “Great” Green Race with China
Global Warming (blog)
The cheapest way to achieve these solar energy consumption mandates is to import Chinese solar panels, due to the simple fact that solar panels manufactured in China are cheaper than solar panels manufactured in Americahttp://www.globalwarming.org/2012/10/12/we-should-forfeit-the-great-green-race-with-china/

China nuclear plant construction progressing and on track for 27 new reactors by the end of 2015

China installed the dome of the reactor containment building has been achieved at two more units - Fuqing 3 and Changjiang 2. Construction projects already underway should see China bring online some 27 new reactors by the end of 2015 - in addition to the 15 units currently in operation.


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Greenpeace dropout champions nuclear energy

Greenpeace dropout champions nuclear energy
The Hindu
Flailing under anti-nuclear power plant protests in India and in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident, the Indian nuclear establishment got the former Greenpeace International director, Patrick Moore, to take on the “myths” allegedly propagated by ...http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/greenpeace-dropout-champions-nuclear-energy/article3992213.ece

'Anti-nuclear protests are due to propaganda spread by organisations'

Daily News & Analysis -
Co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, Dr Patrick Moore, who has since emerged as one of the strongest advocates of nuclear power, was in Mumbai to deliver the keynote address on “Acceptance through Awareness” at a public forum at the Indo-US ...http://www.dnaindia.com/india/interview_anti-nuclear-protests-are-due-to-propaganda-spread-by-organisations_1751943

Nuclear Blog Carnival #126

It is live now. Go forth and share it with your spheres of influence as you see fit.

Canada’s nuclear ambitions

Canada’s nuclear ambitions

 Canada has emerged as one of the few bright spots in the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report, which cast a looming, Fukushima-shaped shadow on the wider industry.http://energyandnuclear.com/2012/10/13/canadas-nuclear-ambitions/

Obama's War on Nuclear Power

Obama's War on Nuclear Power

This administration has thrown up roadblock after roadblock to cheap and reliable power for the United States.http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/obamas_war_on_nuclear_power.html

Should There Be a Price on Carbon?

Should There Be a Price on Carbon? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444450004578004074034640026.html

TEPco Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee Report

Tepco has posted their Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee's report, created by the five-person advisory panel chaired by former-NRC boss Dale Klein.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Official Entreprenuclear Thanks to Rod Adams

Official Entreprenuclear Thanks to Rod Adams

I have said it before, but I will re-iterate it again, this blog wouldn't exist if Rod Adams didn't publish Atomic Insights. I might not even be the hard-core pro-nuclear person that I am today if not for Rod's blog. I might be a money-hungry, greedy, rent-seeking, future-mortgaging purveyor of something far less valuable to society than the ABUNDANT, CLEAN ENERGY that peaceful nuclear power provides (already!).http://entreprenuclear.blogspot.com/2012/09/21-official-entreprenuclear-thanks-to.html

Debunking Antis (Peter Bradford) - The Weight of Lies

Debunking Antis (Peter Bradford) - The Weight of Lies

You may or may not have known it yet, but the Wall Street Journal has been conducting an online poll regarding the question "Should the World Increase Its Reliance on Nuclear Energy?". (Helpful Hint: click on the 1st entry of these search results, the WSJ gives access to things when accessed via Google search results). The poll has been up for at least several days, and I am not sure how much longer it will be up. If you have read any of the posts here, or met me in person, you could probably guess that my answer would be a resounding "HECK YES!! and faster than what we've done during any point in my lifetime (which began in the mid-80's)".

Within the past few days, commentary from Mark Lynas on the "pro-nuclear" side and from Peter Bradford on the "anti-nuclear" has been added. Mark Lynas is a British environmentalist and has relatively recently come to the realization that increasing the usage of nuclear power is an imperative for the world to have a successful future. Peter Bradford was a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner from 1977 to 1982. He has since made a bit of a career for himself as an anti-nuclear activist.

I will let Mark's words stand on their own (although I make zero claims of possessing climate change expertise).

In this post, however, I will break down Mr. Bradford's editorial, add some corrections and/or things he omitted, and add in a video of a song from my favorite musicians, the chorus of which makes me think of anti-nuclear folks almost every single time I hear it. http://entreprenuclear.blogspot.com/2012/10/22-debunking-antis-peter-bradford.html

ANS Update: Nuclear Matinee: A Look at an Online Nuclear Science & Technology Course

Nuclear Matinee: A Look at an Online Nuclear Science & Technology Course

A free college-level internet course surveying the theory, design, and operation of commercial nuclear power reactors is starting soon! This course will be taught by Larry Foulke, PhD, PE, former president of the American Nuclear Society.
“A Look at Nuclear Science and Technology” is aimed at scientifically inclined individuals who want to learn more about nuclear energy and the nuclear power industry. It will address subjects such as: What is nuclear energy? What is its history? Who are its heroes? Why is it controversial? How do nuclear power plants work? What about nuclear weapons? What are the stereotypes and misconceptions?
Dr. Foulke explains more in this video introduction:http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/10/12/larry-foulke-coursera/

Which Biofuels Hold the Most Promise for the Future

Which Biofuels Hold the Most Promise for the Future

London, UK (SPX) Oct 11, 2012
Following record droughts across the United States the benefits of the ethanol subsidy were once again hotly debated and biofuels in general found themselves generating quite a few unflattering headlines. But as always the mainstream media overreacted and we wanted to help put the record straight as to whether biofuels are an expensive folly or if they really do offer an affordable sourcehttp://www.biofueldaily.com/reports/Which_Biofuels_Hold_the_Most_Promise_for_the_Future_999.html

Critics: MOX Site Construction Might Cost $2 Billion More

Critics: MOX Site Construction Might Cost $2 Billion More

The Energy Department might have quietly added $2 billion to a revised estimate for constructing a mixed-oxide facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, an increase of more than 40 percent from its most recent public projection, 40 activist organizations indicated this week in a statement reported on Thursday by the Augusta Chronicle.http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/mox-site-construction-expense-could-exceed-plan-2-billion/

EIA Energy Costs Estimate for Different Energy Generation brought online for 2017

EIA Energy Costs Estimate for Different Energy Generation brought online for 2017

The EIA paper presents average levelized costs for generating technologies that are brought on line in 2017 as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO2012) reference case. Natural gas is the cheapest (if there is no carbon capture and storage) and then hydroelectric. There are also regional variances.

Most of the new energy plants in the world will be built in China, India, South Korea and Russia. Costs in those countries are far lower. China and South Korea are about half the cost of the US for nuclear power generation.

IAEA and PAHO Strengthen Partnership

IAEA and PAHO Strengthen Partnership

New Practical Arrangement To Enhance Collaboration In Radiation Safety, Others http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2012//iaea-paho.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IaeaTopNews+%28IAEA+Top+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation (right) and Pablo Jiménez, PAHO focal point for the IAEA & Regional Advisor in Radiological Health (left), shake hands after the signing of the Practical Arrangement. Mr. Jiménez was present at the signature ceremony on behalf of Mirta Roses Periago, Director, PAHO. (Photo: K. Monikainen/IAEA)
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the IAEA have signed an agreement to work more closely to ensure safety and quality assurance in areas of radiation medicine; and during radiological emergencies. Both agencies will also enhance information sharing; and undertake other joint activities in PAHO/WHO Member Countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Practical Agreement outlining the terms of collaboration has been concluded this month between Mr. Kwaku Aning, Head of the IAEA's Department of Technical Cooperation, and Ms. Mirta Roses Periago, Director, PAHO.
Under the new agreement, the two agencies will work together to assist countries in training and capacity building. This would include the development of joint educational and training courses; participation in expert missions to assess country requests for support; strengthened research efforts; and the exchange and dissemination of information, including joint publications.
Nuclear technology is used in a wide range of medical applications, for example in radiotherapy, X-rays and nuclear cardiology. For over 40 years, IAEA and PAHO/WHO have collaborated in radiation safety and related areas of interest to their respective Member States. Both Agencies also have complementary networks in their Member States that can facilitate joint actions in areas of common interest.
The human health sector comprises one of the largest areas of the IAEA's technical cooperation activities. The IAEA's Technical Cooperation programme assists Member States to develop capacities and capabilities in the safe use and management of nuclear and radiation technology used in medicine.
"Though our programme, and now through the partnership with PAHO, we seek to improve occupational safety culture in fields dealing with radiation," Kwaku Aning said.
"The Practical Arrangement will allow us to further enhance our relationship with the IAEA and develop additional benefits from the strengthened collaboration," Ms. Periago said.
General areas of cooperation covered under the agreement include the following:
  • Quality assurance in radiation medicine (radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine);
  • Medical physics;
  • Radiological safety, security and emergencies;
  • Non-communicable diseases;
  • Nutrition, including reducing the burden of stunting and childhood obesity;
  • Environmental health;
  • Health personnel development; and
  • Health information and knowledge management, including production of joint publications.
The agreement is for a period of four years and may be extended by mutual agreement.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The IAEA works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a member of the United Nations system. It is also the specialized agency for health within the inter-American system. PAHO has been working for 110 years with its Member States to improve the health and quality of life of the peoples of the Americas.

Old-Fashioned Control Systems Make U.S. Power Grids, Water Plants a Hacking Target

Old-Fashioned Control Systems Make U.S. Power Grids, Water Plants a Hacking Target

Critical infrastructure is at risk of a cyberattack because of systems that haven't kept pace with Internet threats.
U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta warned this week that successful attacks have been made on computer control systems of American electricity and water plants and transportation systems. Panetta didn't give details about those incidents, but he said they showed that foreign nations or extremist groups could use such tactics to derail trains or shut down power grids. Computer-security experts say those claims are plausible—even if the scenario is not necessarily likely to happen—because of the outdated technology used to operate critical infrastructure.http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429611/old-fashioned-control-systems-make-us-power-grids/?ref=rss

Cheap natural gas a challenge for nuclear energy

Cheap natural gas a challenge for nuclear energyhttp://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/12/cheap-natural-gas-a-challenge-for-nuclear-energy/

Oil and Gas Production is Falling Under Obama By Daniel Kish

Oil and Gas Production is Falling Under Obama

Not Business But Personal: Nuclear Energy By Professor Ferdinand E. Banks

Not Business But Personal: Nuclear Energy

Japan's Carbon Tax: Last Straw for Energy Sector?

Japan's Carbon Tax: Last Straw for Energy Sector?

Joao Peixe, OilPrice
Japan has just announced that it will gradually introduce a new tax on carbon emissions for oil, natural gas, and coal, over the next five years. Energy costs are already very high since the closing down of all the countries nuclear power plants, and these new taxes will only see those costs increase.http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Is-Japans-New-Carbon-Tax-the-Final-Straw-for-its-Energy-Sector.html

Iraqi Oil Problems are Global Oil Problems

Iraqi Oil Problems are Global Oil Problems

The Iraqi government said Wednesday it was pulling back from its plans to increase oil production dramatically within the next five years. Baghdad, beginning in 2008, has brought in international investors despite lingering violence and protracted political concerns.  A report from the International Energy Agency had said the Iraqi oil sector "holds the key" to the country's future. The obstacles to major developments in the energy sector, however, are "formidable." During a visit to Moscow, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki helped…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Iraqi-Oil-Problems-are-Global-Oil-Problems.html
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Yet Another Huge Oil Find in the Anadarko Basin

Yet Another Huge Oil Find in the Anadarko Basin

Continental Resources Inc. unveiled its newest oil field with a reservoir rock of an oil-rich portion of the Woodford Shale that lies beneath oil fields tapped long ago by some of the state’s biggest oil names, including Phillips Petroleum, Noble, Hefner and Skelly Oil.The Woodford Shale Located in OklahomaRelated Article: Oil Industry to Face Epic Changes over the Coming YearsThe new field is in an area of southern Oklahoma that has produced some of the state’s richest discoveries.  The South Central Oklahoma Oil Province, that…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Yet-Another-Huge-Oil-Find-in-the-Anadarko-Basin.html

Energy Bereft Japan goes Fracking

Energy Bereft Japan goes Fracking

It is difficult not to feel sympathy for Japan’s current energy dilemma.In the early 1960s, hydrocarbon-deficient Japan eagerly embraced nuclear power, and the country now has 50 functioning reactors online, all of which two have been mothballed since the 11 March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe, where an offshore earthquake followed by a tsunami destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s six reactor complex.Even TEPCO refers to the incident as “The Great East Japan Earthquake.”Nuclear power provided roughly a third of Japan’s…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Energy-Bereft-Japan-goes-Fracking.html

U.S. Biomass Has Huge Potential for Renewable Energy

U.S. Biomass Has Huge Potential for Renewable Energy

Non-food crops, farm residues and waste -- collectively known as “biomass” -- have the power to dramatically increase our nation’s renewable energy supply, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) concluded in a report released today.http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/biomass-resource-report-0343.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ucsusa%2Frss+%28Union+of+Concerned+Scientists%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Big Steps from FERC and IEC Toward Renewables Integration

Big Steps from FERC and IEC Toward Renewables Integration
AOL Energy
IEC has created a new committee, TC 120: Electrical Energy Storage Systems, to hurry renewables integration and a more reliable and efficient energy supply. The organization says the proportion of renewable energy probably will grow in all major ...http://energy.aol.com/2012/10/12/big-steps-from-ferc-and-iec-toward-renewables-integration/

Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish and humans

Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish and humans
Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead. http://phys.org/news/2012-10-oceans-acidity-threat-shellfish-humans.html#nwlt

Biofuels benefit billionaires, study finds

Biofuels benefit billionaires, study finds
Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. http://phys.org/news/2012-10-biofuels-benefit-billionaires.html#nwlt

Antarctic sea ice reaches new record high

Antarctic sea ice reaches new record high
(Phys.org)—Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, the ice surrounding Antarctica reached its annual winter maximum—and set a record for a new high. Sea ice extended over 19.44 million square kilometers (7.51 million square miles) in 2012, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The previous record of 19.39 million kilometers (7.49 million square miles) was set in 2006. http://phys.org/news/2012-10-antarctic-sea-ice-high.html#nwlt
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TEPCO agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable

TEPCO agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable

Asahi Shimbun -
The utility behind Japan's nuclear disaster acknowledged for the first time on Oct. 12 that it could have avoided the crisis. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a statement that it had known safety improvements were needed before last year's tsunami triggered ...http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201210130016
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Understanding The Future Of Solar

Understanding The Future Of Solar

Seeking Alpha -
Disclosure: I am long TSL, GTAT. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. http://seekingalpha.com/article/921751-understanding-the-future-of-solar

China Energy Update 10/12

World Markets Darken for China Solar
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Chris Namovicz, an analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, says that solar is around 20% more expensive per watt than natural gas. Western subsidies for alternative energy drove the massive expansion of China's solar power industry. Now ...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444799904578052583485116780.html
US-China solar energy dispute heats up
Hydrogen Fuel News
The U.S. and China are on the verge of a trade war, all over solar energy technology. China has been throwing its considerable industrial power behind the production of crystalline-silicon solar panels, as well as other solar energy products. The ...http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/us-china-solar-energy-dispute-heats-up/856288/

Solyndra, Claiming Foul Play, Sues Its Chinese Rivals

Wall Street Journal (blog) -
Bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra has filed a $1.5bn lawsuit against Suntech Power Holdings Co. and other players in the Chinese solar industry, Bloomberg reports today, with the U.S. company claiming it was driven out of business by an illegal cartel ...http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2012/10/12/solyndra-claiming-foul-sues-its-chinese-rivals/

Solyndra Files $1.5 Billion Antitrust Suit Against China Solar Companies

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
Solyndra, the bankrupt Silicon Valley solar startup that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee, has filed a $1.5 billion antitrust suit against China's three biggest photovoltaic panel manufacturers. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in San ...http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwoody/2012/10/12/solyndra-files-1-5-billion-antitrust-suit-against-china-solar-companies/

Solyndra Sues Suntech Holdings Over Antitrust Claims

Businessweek -
Solyndra LLC, the bankrupt solar- panel maker that received a $535 million U.S. government loan guarantee, accused Suntech Power Holdings Co. (STP) and other Chinese panel makers of driving it out of business by running an illegal cartel. Solyndra ...http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-11/solyndra-sues-suntech-holdings-over-antitrust-claims

Hydrogen Fuel News
OIL FUTURES: Crude Mixed; Market Awaits Cues From IMF, World Bank, China
Wall Street Journal
Inventory data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration Thursday were mixed, traders said. According to EIA, U.S. oil inventories rose 1.7 million barrels to 366.4 million barrels. Analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires expected an increase of ...http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20121012-701890.html

BioPower inks China alliance to spur wave energy project

Sydney Morning Herald -
Budding wave energy hopeful, BioPower Systems, has formed a "strategic alliance" with one of China's biggest industrial firms as it seeks to develop wave energy technology to commercial scale. Shanghai Electric, a wind turbine maker which also claims to ...http://www.smh.com.au/business/biopower-inks-china-alliance-to-spur-wave-energy-project-20121012-27hwh.html
BioPower inks China alliance to spur wave energy project
Sydney Morning Herald
Budding wave energy hopeful, BioPower Systems, has formed a "strategic alliance" with one of China's biggest industrial firms as it seeks to develop wave energy technology to commercial scale. Shanghai Electric, a wind turbine maker which also claims ...http://www.smh.com.au/business/biopower-inks-china-alliance-to-spur-wave-energy-project-20121012-27hwh.html

China May Become Powerhouse for Oil-Product Exports, IEA Says
By Paul Gordon - 2012-10-12T08:00:00Z. China may boost exports of oil products as its refineries expand their capacity while the nation's slowing economy caps demand, according to the International Energy Agency. “The exact scope of this evolution ...http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-12/china-may-become-powerhouse-for-oil-product-exports-iea-says.html
Solar Silicon to Bottom as China Halts Factory Expansion
Producers led by GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. (3800) in China and OCI Ltd. (010060) of South Korea have stopped expanding factories after doubling capacity between 2009 and 2011. While the resulting glut gutted margins as it depressed prices to near ...http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-11/solar-silicon-to-bottom-as-china-halts-factory-expansion
We Found Stunning Photos Of The Energy Source Of The Future
Business Insider
He's not alone in thinking so. According to BP's Statistical Energy Review: Coal will remain China's principal commercial fuel forever. Its share will fall from 70% to 55% by ... Meanwhile, nuclear costs several thousand dollars per KW of installed ...

LDK Solar Responds to The Final US DOC Determination for Chinese Solar ...

MarketWatch (press release) -
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE:LDK) , a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today issued the following statement ...https://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/us-china-solar-energy-dispute-heats-up/856288/&hl=en&geo=us

JA Solar Responds to US Department of Commerce's Final Decision on Anti ...

MarketWatch (press release) -
SHANGHAI, China, Oct 12, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today responded to the final ...http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ja-solar-responds-to-us-department-of-commerces-final-decision-on-anti-dumping-tariffs-on-chinese-solar-products-2012-10-12

China seeks repeal of US solar tariffs

Boston Globe -
BEIJING — China demanded Thursday that Washington repeal steep tariffs on solar panels that Chinese producers fear will shut their equipment out of the American market. The tariffs upheld Wednesday by the US Commerce Department add to financial ...http://bostonglobe.com/business/2012/10/11/china-seeks-repeal-solar-tariffs/BYTZjXrbExC08TcqkX16gO/story.html

Endangered green growth

Xinhua - ‎1
BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Among protectionist measures, the worst are those that not only hamper international trade and hurt economic growth, but also stymie the development of industries crucial to a sustainable global recovery in the long run. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2012-10/12/c_131902467.htm

Chinese Solar Fortunes Shrivel, Leaving Just One Billionaire

Forbes -
An industry that once spawned at least four Chinese billionaires now lays claim to only one, GCL-Poly Energy Chairman Zhu Gongshan. Shares of China's biggest solar-panel makers have fallen off a cliff as prices have declined and key markets have ...http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurahe/2012/10/11/chinese-solar-fortunes-shrivel-leaving-just-one-billionaire/

China condemns US solar ruling

China Daily -
Decision signals protectionism and hinders development of new energy industry, says spokesman. The Ministry of Commerce on Thursday condemned a US decision to slap duties on billions of dollars worth of Chinese solar energy products, saying the step ...http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-10/12/content_15812472.htm

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

China in secret multi-billion pound talks on UK nuclear plant stake

China in secret multi-billion pound talks on UK nuclear plant stake China is poised to take a multi-billion pound stake in the building of a nuclear power plant in Somerset with French energy giant...http://energyandnuclear.com/2012/10/08/china-in-secret-multi-billion-pound-talks-on-uk-nuclear-plant-stake/?goback=.gde_2133651_member_172936748

Areva Bid for Czech Reactors Rejected