The recent nuclear disaster in Japan’s tsunami-damaged Fukushima reactor has shaken – but not buried – plans for an atomic energy surge in South America, which right now has just four of the world’s 442 nuclear power plants. Read the rest of this entry ?
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Left for decades on the proverbial back burner, Argentina’s once cutting edge but now very much dusty nuclear power sector is experiencing a real renaissance. For the first time in more than a quarter century, the country is preparing to open a new nuclear power plant, its third. More may be on the way as Argentina looks to ease its dependence on fossil fuels, particularly natural gas. Read the rest of this entry ?
A long-forecast “black-gold” rush appears to be underway around South America’s Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas even as the rest of the world, shocked by an unfathomable ecological disaster unfolding in North America’s Gulf of Mexico, slowly wakes up to the risks of off-shore oil drilling. Read the rest of this entry ?