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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

    In response to changing energy market conditions, E.ON has announced that it plans to ditch the company’s nuclear and fossil fuel assets in favour of renewable energy. But critics say that the coal and gas plants will remain and that E.ON is basically just changing names.

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  4. 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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  5. Shell announces plans to drill for Arctic oil this summer

    Shell has announced their intention to revive their oil drilling plans in the Arctic. Environmentalists who have opposed these plans from the start say that such an endeavour could end in disaster – for the global climate and the local nature and wildlife.

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  6. UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan

    The United Nations and World Bank has unveiled their plans to make sure that everyone in the world has access to modern and sustainable electricity by 2030. The universal energy plan, which requires hundreds of billions in investments, has the aim to double both energy efficiency and renewable energy globally by 2030. But the UN and World Banks shuns nuclear energy in their vision.

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  7. 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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  8. David Cameron calls on the British public to accept fracking for the good of the country

    Prime Minister David Cameron says in today's Telegraph that Britain "cannot afford to miss out on shale gas", and that the benefits of fracking far outweighs any of the potential dangers - many of which he claims are only misconceptions or downright "myths".

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  9. 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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