Editor's Note: The original article incorrectly stated Uranium usage the U.S. produces. This version has been corrected.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has been targeting his country’s use of nuclear power to grow 25% by 2030 from roughly 16% of total electricity production (present Russian nuclear capacity is 24GW). That nuclear power forecast number may prove to be conservative since Russia may speed the retirement of older nuclear more »
The subject of nuclear power in Northeast Asia evokes cataclysmic images of North Korea’s weapons program and, more recently, the meltdown at Fukushima - but there is another player in the region that is equally keen on effectively harnessing nuclear energy. Since activating its first reactor in 1977, South Korea has steadily increased its production and capabilities; today it relies on nuclear power for 35% of its electricity. Despite public more »