US nuclear plants ‘facing early retirement’

More than three dozen nuclear reactors in the United States are at risk of early retirement, claims an American researcher. The warning follows the news a number of US reactors are closing before the end of their shelf life including California’s San Onofre reactor (pictured). Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at Vermont Law […]

Global nuclear ‘renaissance’ faltered before Fukushima

The ‘nuclear renaissance’ which has been touted over the last decade was faltering even before the disaster at Fukushima, claims an American academic. Mark Cooper, a senior fellow at Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment suggests in his latest paper that high costs were off-putting and the disaster in Japan earlier this […]