Australian news, and some related international items

Don Bambrick speaks out on nuclear power

I believe Both Major parties are quietly preparing for Nuclear power in Australia. Julia Gillard has committed to a Nuclear waste site in the Northern Territory.

Where is the public discussion on Nuclear power or expansion of uranium mining?

Nuclear Power and Uranium Mining, mysunshinecoast. Don Bambrick, Independant Senate Candidate for  Queensland,  14 Aug 2010, Continue reading

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Fires close in on Russian nuclear base: USA sends help

Russia admitted yesterday that fires closing in on its main nuclear centre represent ‘a certain danger’ to the secret town which houses its most sophisticated research laboratories.

U.S. sends help as fires close in on Russian nuclear base.  Daily Mail  14th August 2010 The United States is sending firefighting equipment to Russia to help deal with 500 wildfires burning across the country, one of which threatens a nuclear base.

The blazes have been sparked by the hottest summer ever recorded in Russia, Continue reading

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ERA tightlipped on uranium miners’ accidents

Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia refused to discuss the two accidents with the NT News.

Miners fear life after chemical leak,  Northern Territory News, NIGEL ADLAM, August 13th, 2010 TWO uranium miners thought they were going to die after fleeing to a “safe room” to escape a chemical leak.They almost lapsed into unconsciousness as ammoniaseeped into the room through the door. Continue reading

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U.S. public doesn’t trust govt on nuclear wastes

if President Obama is seeking to promote nuclear energy and find a new waste strategy, the waste panel needs to focus on the issue of public mistrust as well as technological solutions

Address Mistrust, Scientists Urge Nuclear Panel –, August 13, 2010,  lBy LESLIE KAUFMAN “……60,000 tons of radioactive waste are being stored at or near nuclear plants that churned it out, Continue reading

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Australia well placed to adopt American solar thermal plants

The International Energy Agency has found that renewable energy like household solar power systems and solar thermal power plants are competitive with traditional forms of power generation in the sunniest parts of the world, but a lack of financing is holding back investment in concentrated solar technologies.

Harness Solar Power To Minimise Coal Electricity Generation Emissions : Renewable Energy News, 14 Aug 2010, American plans to build large-scale solar thermal plants near coal-fired power stations should be duplicated in Australia says a local renewable energy industry figure. Continue reading

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Victoria, Australia, to lead the way in wind energy

The wind farm, situated between the towns of Macarthur, Hawkesdale and Penshurst in Victoria, is slated to become the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere

Vestas awarded order for the largest wind power project in Australia Industrial Fuels and Power August 13th, 2010 Denmark-based Vestas has successfully secured the order for the largest wind power projectd in Australia. Continue reading

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Scotland to develop huge wave power system

“We are at the start of a new industrial boom, akin to the development of the North Sea oil and gas fields,”

World’s largest tidal turbine unveiled New 1MW marine energy system by Atlantis to be deployed later this summer,  Rachel Fielding  ,  13 August 2010 The world’s largest tidal turbine was yesterday unveiled at a facility in Invergordon, Scotland, marking the culmination of a decade of development activity and moving tidal power one step closer to commercial viability. Continue reading

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