Smart Policy for Nuclear Electric Power in India The Indian cabinet today approved a plan to build a massive 35 GW of nuclear power capacity using domestic nuclear technology and reactors. This is a very smart policy change as it will reduce the reliance on imported reactors and technology for building out India nuclear electric […]

Niti Aayog Needs To Take Note Niti Aayog which is the Indian central government think tank in charge of framing the country policies and development targets recently put out a statement pushing for an increase in the country nuclear power capacity, even as this technology has become obsolete and also has massively high tail risks. […]

Nuclear Energy is dying around the world as the high costs and the massive tail risks make it unfeasible in most countries. Many of the big contractors of nuclear equipment are going kaput as they are unable to get orders and even after they get orders face massive cost and time overruns. The two biggest […]

Solar Power Plant on Ukraine’s Wasteland The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had laid waste to a large swathe of land in Ukraine which has been lying unused since that time almost 30 years ago. Nuclear energy as we have written is a very useful source of energy but has tail risks which just have too great […]

Nuclear Energy supporters are gung ho after two reactors of the Kudunkulam plant being built in the southern state of Tamil Nadu were brought online, despite the strong protests by local people for the last 2-3 years. This nuclear power plant which was built with the help of the Russians has been in deep controversy, […]

Nuclear energy industry has seen a massive blow after the Fukushima incident, which led to the shutting down of numerous reactors across Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Japan. Many countries adopted policies to completely stop nuclear power generation after massive protests. Even though Japan is again restarting old nuclear plants, it is doing so gingerly and […]