Tagged: Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power: Expensive, hazardous and inequitable

By all accounts, nuclear power has had a bad year. In March, Westinghouse, the largest historic builder of nuclear power plants in the world, declared bankruptcy, creating a major financial crisis for its parent company,...

‘Coal dependency is not a bad thing’

Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal spoke to Mahim Pratap Singh about the present challenges and future plans pertaining to the energy sector in India. How will you...

US Wants India to Resolve Nuclear Civil Liability Law

On a visit to India, the U.S. energy secretary has said that India needs to resolve a contentious civil nuclear liability law which is hampering investment in the country’s fast-growing nuclear energy sector.  His...

A Yen for Nuclear Energy: Japan’s Power Conundrum

Japan’s aggressive monetary policy and its sliding currency may have an unintended side-effect: pushing the country back into the embrace of nuclear technology, a power source the country has avoided since a nuclear disaster...

India needs enlightenment on nuclear power, says PM

Prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the apprehensions and emotional opposition to nuclear power and some other complex issues should be combated and removed through proper analysis and enlightenment. Singh, who, for...

Stirs make govt N-energy calculations go haywire

India has missed its five-yearly nuclear power generation target by 74%, its plans crippled by the protests at Kudankulam and other nuclear plant sites that have left the country’s energy security road-map under a...