Image - India Turns to Nuclear As Energy Crisis Deepens

India Turns to Nuclear As Energy Crisis Deepens

India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. Energy-starved India relies on coal to produce two thirds of its electricity, but power blackouts are common and demand is rising quickly as the economy and middle class expand. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court cancelled over 200 coal mining...

Nuclear - Sep 28, 2014


Image - Germanys Power-Sector Transformation Could Trigger the End of Market Liberalization, Both in Germany and Beyond

Germany's Power-Sector Transformation Could Trigger the End of Market Liberalization, Both in German...

Germany's ongoing transformation of its power sector has delivered noteworthy successes so far but also met major hurdles -- hurdles that could ultimately derail power market liberalization both in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, titled Germany's Energiewende: The End of Power Market Liberalization?, is being released today. Germany is in the early stages of a secular...

Nuclear - Sep 25, 2014


Image - Development of Generation IV Reactors Fuelling Growth in the Global Nuclear Reactor Construction Market

Development of Generation IV Reactors Fuelling Growth in the Global Nuclear Reactor Construction Mar...

The Global Nuclear Reactor Construction Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.72 percent during 2013-2018. A nuclear power reactor converts heat produced by a nuclear fission reaction into electricity, using uranium as a fuel. The heat generated inside the nuclear reactor from the nuclear fission reactor is used to convert water into steam, which drives the turbo generator and produces electricity. “One of the key trends in the market i...

Nuclear - Sep 23, 2014