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Nuclear Monitor #815 - 3 December 2015

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • Michael Mariotte responds to an attack on the Don't Nuke the Climate! campaign.
  • M.V. Ramana argues that fast (breeder) reactors are no solution to climate change.
  • Mark Diesendorf questions the need for base-load power stations.
  • Eloi Glorieux updates the nuclear power debate in Belgium.
  • Dave Sweeney reports on the Australian government's approval of uranium sales to India.

The Nuclear News section has reports on a Lazard study which concludes that the levelized costs of wind and solar power are not only beating nuclear but also coal and even natural gas; a ClimateWorks report which details the extraordinary cost savings and climate change abatement potential of energy efficiency; a notice about the Nuclear Phaseout Congress to be held in Zurich in March 2016; and a report on the November 20 attack on transmission towers that cut off the delivery of electricity from Ukraine to Crimea and also created an emergency situation at nuclear power plants.