Archive | October, 2011

EU Requires A 50% Increase In Renewable Energy Investment

Posted on 20 October 2011

Following U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for upping investment in renewable energy, the European Union also requires a 50% increase in renewable energy investment to reach its energy goal in 2020. In ten years, 20 percent of the EU’s energy is supposed to come from renewable energy sources. Only Hungary, Sweden, and Germany were able […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Posted on 18 October 2011

What to do with nuclear reactors worldwide? Exactly one day before the catastrophe of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) agreed to continue the operation of a similarly built plant in Vermont. The Vermont Yankee plant is 38 years old and had a license that was supposed to expire […]