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February 23, 1991
The fact that the Administration's energy strategy features nuclear energy may surprise some people. Yet it fits in well with our efforts to find sensible alternatives for foreign oil. A study of those alternatives, by the World Resources Institute, found that electric vehicles were one of the best options. These vehicles, when charged with electricity from clean power plants, not only replace oil, but reduce air pollution. Over the past 30 years, nuclear energy plants have proven to be a steady source of electricity.
May 24, 1986 | From Reuters
This nation's center-left government may resign next week unless one of the coalition parties withdraws a proposal to scrap nuclear energy by the year 2000, Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa said Friday. The proposal by the Rural Party, seen by Sorsa as a vote of no-confidence, is to be considered in Parliament on Tuesday and the party must take it back to avoid a government crisis or leave the coalition, political analysts said.
June 25, 1987
The increase in major industrialized countries during 1986 was reported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which surveyed 24 member countries, including all the members of the European Community plus the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada. France continued to lead the world in nuclear energy production, generating 70% of its electricity at nuclear plants. nest in line were Belgium, with 67%, and Sweden, with 50%.
July 25, 2005
Re "The wrong India deal," editorial, July 22 Given the dangerous geopolitical and environmental side effects of nuclear technology, historically and currently, it is hard to imagine why our honorable president would consider such a request [to assist India in developing nuclear energy]. I thought we were attempting to put the genie back into the bottle, not give him an indefinite furlough. Yes, it's the wrong deal because it's the wrong dealer! Michael Adams Chicago
June 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush said Wednesday that he will nominate Victor Stello Jr., a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official, to become assistant secretary of the Energy Department in charge of nuclear energy. Stello has been the NRC's executive director for operations since 1986. Bush said also that he will nominate John J. Easton Jr. as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs and energy emergencies. Easton is a former Vermont attorney general.
September 2, 1988 | From Reuters
President Jose Sarney liquidated Brazil's main state-run nuclear energy company Nuclebras on Wednesday as part of a drastic overhaul in the country's money-losing nuclear power program. In a series of decrees, Sarney liquidated Nuclebras and turned all its capital over to a new company, Industrias Nucleares do Brasi, or INB, which will come under the direction of a new National Nuclear Energy Council.
September 18, 2000 | BERTRAM WOLFE, Bertram Wolfe, a physicist and engineer, is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society
In the next half-century there is a projected increase of world population from 6 billion to 10 billion people. If the 10 billion people use an average of only one-third the energy per person used today in the U.S., then there will be a tripling of world energy use. We face the possibility of international hostilities over scarce oil and gas supplies and possible disasters from global warming because of fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions. It is hoped that none of these will happen.
July 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
General Electric Co. and Hitachi Ltd. on Monday launched a joint nuclear business to capitalize on rising demand for electricity and increasing concerns about carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. John Krenicki, president and chief executive of GE Energy, said that nuclear plants produced virtually no carbon gases and that reactors could take the place of aging power plants that rely on fossil fuels.
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