IEA indicates no overall global progress to clean energy over the last 20 years

“The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven told the CEM, which brings together ministers representing countries responsible for four-fifths of global greenhouse-gas emissions. “Despite much talk by world leaders, and despite a boom in renewable energy over the last decade, the average unit of …

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China may start exporting AP1400 nuclear reactors this year and use cheap credit to lure customers

Officials behind China’s self-developed nuclear reactor, known as the CAP1400, expect to sign its first overseas orders for the technology this year, most likely from South America or Asia. Sun Qin, the chairman of China National Nuclear Corp told China Daily in an exclusive interview, that the deals could seal should the construction of a …

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New technique can sequence entire genome from single cell

Researchers have developed a method — dubbed MALBAC, short for Multiple Annealing and Looping-based Amplification Cycles — that requires just one cell to reproduce an entire DNA molecule. More than three years in the making, the breakthrough technique offers the potential for early cancer treatment by allowing doctors to obtain a genetic “fingerprint” of a …

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Best electronic properties of diamond and silicon in one material

The University of Wurzburg has modified SiC crystals to exhibit new and surprising properties. They enable the best electronic properties of diamond to be used in a solicon material. This makes them interesting with regard to the design of high-performance computers or data transmission.SiC crystals consist of a regular lattice formed by silicon and carbon …

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White House get Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Jackzo to Apologize

Idaho Samizdat – Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko has issued an apology via the White House to the other four commissioners who jointly signed a letter complaining about his management practices. A hearing by the House Oversight Committee scheduled for Wednesday December 14 will not see the fireworks that were expected as a result …

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Various US budget proposals

Republicans are set to propose a budget plan calling for fundamental changes in the U.S. government’s tax and spending policies, including overhauling the Medicare health-insurance program for the elderly. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is scheduled today to release a plan that would cut more than $6 trillion from President Barack Obama’s budget over …

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