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Wind and Solar Can’t Replace French Nuclear Reactors

The head of a French utility had to remind greens that renewables can’t—and shouldn’t—replace the country’s nuclear reactors.

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Brussels and Berlin Brace for Nuclear Power Stand-off

The EU wants to ignore Germany’s concerns over nuclear power and start funding the research and development of new nuclear technologies.

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America’s Aging Nuclear Problem

More than a third of US nuclear power capacity is due to go offline by 2035. That’s a big problem.

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Bill Gates Is a Smarter Brand of Green

Bill Gates is optimistic about our energy future, so long as we wisely invest more in R&D.

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Smart Green Spending, for a Change

The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced it will help fund two companies that are pioneering new nuclear technologies.

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Nuclear Power the World’s Great Green Hope

A number of new nuclear technologies with some extraordinary promise are threatening to shake up the industry.

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Environmentalists Warm Up to Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy can produce large amounts of electricity consistently, something no renewable source can yet claim, and it does so without emitting greenhouse gases. Environmentalists have so far been slow to embrace nuclear power, but that may be changing.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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