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  1. Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

    When Francois Hollande was elected president in 2012, he promised to substantially reduce France's reliance on nuclear power. But now, three years later, that pledge might never be fulfilled as Hollande's government seems to backtrack on previous nuclear promises.

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  2. Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

    The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.

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  3. Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

    A nuclear power plant with a Fukushima-type reactor near the town of Brattleboro in Vermont, USA, is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.

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  4. U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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  5. Oil and War

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  6. Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

    China builds more nuclear plants than any other country in the world. But despite this wind power continues to beat nuclear. In fact, Chinese wind power is capable of producing more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants combined. Nuclear energy can’t seem to catch up with the deployment speed of renewable energy sources. And for the foreseeable future, nuclear energy is unlikely to match wind power in China.

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