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4 Feb
Germany phased out nuclear energy nearly a year ago. But even with the multi-billion euro problem of how to store radioactive waste, some policians are calling for new nuclear plants to be built.
9 Dec
In this Science segment, we examine a call by more than 20 countries at the COP28 summit for the tripling of world nuclear energy capacity, this in a bid to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
8 Dec
Twenty countries agreed at the COP28 climate summit to triple their nuclear energy capacity by 2050 to reduce carbon emissions. How feasible is the target given the complexities and cost of building new nuclear plants?
7 Dec
After decades out of fashion, a declaration to triple nuclear capacity at UN climate talks suggests a revival. Some say it's necessary to help curb emissions, others call it a needless distraction.
28 Oct
Many African countries are eyeing nuclear power to solve electrification challenges. Experts say this is the wrong direction, pointing to solar energy as a welcome alternative for the sunny continent.
9 Sep 2023
The German chancellor insisted that "nuclear energy is over" after the Free Democrats (FDP) called for putting a halt on dismantling decommissioned power plants. It's the latest apparent division in the ruling coalition.

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