22 Dec '11, 4pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: India's Growing Nuclear Sector

Green Blog: On Our Radar: India's Growing Nuclear Sector

Bloomberg News A new power plant near Tsunami Nagar, India, where villagers have raised safety concerns. The rapid expansion of India’s nuclear energy sector , which is expected to triple in size by the end of the decade, is stirring anxiety about insufficient regulatory safeguards, construction in quake zones and the displacement of farmers and other landowners. [The Sydney Morning Herald] A Texas environmental agency has rejected a request from the oil company Valero for up to $92 million in tax breaks that would have come from school and municipal budgets. [Associated Press] Researchers at Notre Dame have developed a “solar paint” that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy from sunlight, the university reports . But it is not ready for commercial use; for one thing, it has less than one-tenth the efficiency of typical silicon solar cells, the researchers s...

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