Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Cameco says – uranium prices ‘not even close to the levels needed’ to re-open mines

Cameco has cut half its Sask. workforce since Fukushima meltdown,

CEO says uranium prices ‘not even close to the levels needed’ to reopen northern mines Jennifer Quesnel · CBC News ·   Feb 27, 2019 

Eight years ago, Cameco employed more than 2,100 people in Saskatchewan.

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NSW Labor aims for “at least” 50% renewables by 2030 — RenewEconomy

NSW Labor says will target at least 50% renewables by 2030, and 100% of state government electricity needs by 2025. The post NSW Labor aims for “at least” 50% renewables by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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February 27 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Experts Are Horrified by the Military’s Portable Nuclear Reactor” • Project Dilithium, which the US Army announced last month, involves shipping small, portable nuclear reactors to military bases where they can provide electricity for stretches of about three years. The concept is making many nuclear power experts nervous. [Futurism] ¶ “Green New Deal […]

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Morrison pumps up Tasmania hydro as black coal emerges as likely biggest winner — RenewEconomy

As Scott Morrison throws money at pumped hydro schemes that the owners either didn’t want or don’t know what to do with, new modelling shows they will likely favour coal over renewables. The post Morrison pumps up Tasmania hydro as black coal emerges as likely biggest winner appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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How solar saved the day, and coal wilted, in Australia’s record heatwaves — RenewEconomy

TAI report says renewables – and particularly solar – performed “the best of all energy sources” over the latest record breaking summer of heatwaves. The post How solar saved the day, and coal wilted, in Australia’s record heatwaves appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New South Wales energy sector is “ageing and unprepared” — RenewEconomy

Climate Council calls out “risky business” of NSW’s complete lack of renewable energy and climate policies, while also being home to Australia’s largest and oldest coal fleet. The post New South Wales energy sector is “ageing and unprepared” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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