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NEI urges US to keep sight of nuclear

Energy and Environment

23 April 2015

As the US administration releases the first instalment of an ongoing program to draw up a roadmap for the country's future energy policy, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is urging the Department of Energy to include the electricity generation portfolio - especially nuclear energy - in its long-term planning.

No growth in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014

Energy and Environment

16 March 2015

Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector in 2014 were at the same level as in 2013, according to preliminary figures from the International Energy Agency. It suggests that policy responses, rather than economic factors, led to the zero growth in emissions.

Scientists witness greenhouse effect

Energy and Environment

26 February 2015

Scientists have for the first time actually observed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at the Earth's surface. They attributed this upward trend to rising emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Carbon limits for Ontario

Energy and Environment

20 April 2015

Ontario_cap-and-trade_(Govt_of_Ontario)_48The Canadian province of Ontario is following its efforts to phase out coal-fired electricity generation by introducing a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Illinois bill would ensure nuclear survival

Energy and Environment

27 February 2015

Illinois_coalition_press_conf_(NPI)_48Legislation to cut carbon emissions currently before the Illinois general assembly would ensure the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, according to Exelon.

US EPA's Clean Power Plan achievable, study says

Energy and Environment

20 February 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Clean Power Plan is achievable without jeopardizing the reliability of the country's power system, a study by the Analysis Group has concluded.