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German town bids farewell to nuclear, eyes hydrogen future

German town bids farewell to nuclear, eyes hydrogen future LINGEN, Germany — For 35 years, the Emsland nuclear power plant in northwestern Germany has reliably provided millions of homes with electricity and many with well-paid jobs in what was once an agricultural backwater. Now, it and the country’s two other remaining nuclear plants are being

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Japan proposes to replace old nuclear reactors, extend lifetimes

Japan proposes to replace old nuclear reactors, extend lifetimes MASAYA KATO and JUNTARO ARAI, Nikkei staff writers TOKYO — Japan will study replacing old nuclear power plants with modern, safer ones, according to a draft policy document, marking a reversal of the country’s stance against new reactors since the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

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Pickering nuclear station is closing as planned, despite calls for refurbishment

Pickering nuclear station is closing as planned, despite calls for refurbishment The Ontario government will not reconsider plans to close the Pickering nuclear station and instead stop-gap the consequent electricity shortfall with natural gas-generated power in a move that will hike the province’s greenhouse gas emissions substantially in the coming years.

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EDF’s Scottish nuclear power plant Hunterston B to close after 46 years

EDF’s Scottish nuclear power plant Hunterston B to close after 46 years LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – EDF’s (EDF.PA) Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will close on Friday after some 46 years of operation, the company said. Britain’s nuclear power plants can supply around 20% of the country’s electricity demand, but around half

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Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down

Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down A leading trade union has warned that the Scottish government’s opposition to nuclear energy is costing jobs and investment, and called for funding to support a new generation of small reactors. The warning from GMB leader Gary Smith comes amid confirmation that Scotland’s nuclear power generation

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