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Areva buys solar-thermal start-up Ausra

Strong in nuclear power, Areva purchases concentrating solar-power company Ausra to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

By February 8, 2010


Symantec uncovers cyber espionage of chemical, defense firms

Attacks against about 50 firms featured e-mails with attachments containing a backdoor.

By October 31, 2011


Aussie coal partners with solar

Australian coal-driven power station plans to install one of world's largest solar-coal integration plants to augment its electricity generation process.

By April 13, 2011


U.S. nuclear regulator a policeman or salesman?

The NRC exists to police, not promote, the domestic nuclear industry--but diplomatic cables show that it is sometimes used as a sales tool to help push American technology to foreign governments.

By April 18, 2011


GE's Immelt defends nuclear industry safety

In Japan, GE's chief meets with executives of Tepco, operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant, and professes faith in the 40-year safety record of nuclear plants.

By April 4, 2011


Nuclear safer than coal, China official says

Pan Ziqiang of China National Nuclear Corp. says that the dangers have been exaggerated and that the country should push ahead with its ambitious plans for more nuclear power plants.

By March 25, 2011


GlassPoint greenhouse uses sun to pump more oil

Steam generated in a glass house by mirrors will be used for enhanced oil recovery in California, where steam is pumped underground to draw more from existing wells.

By February 25, 2011


New nanotech group eyes industry-ready systems

Caltech is teaming up with France's CEA-Leti to launch initiative designed to more quickly bring nanotechnology innovations to the marketplace.

By October 15, 2010


Can green tech save the Earth? It won't be easy

No doubt, technology innovation has blossomed in energy and the environment, but green-tech upstarts still have a long way to go to make an economic and environmental impact.

By April 21, 2010


Chromasun progresses on solar air conditioner

Start-up raises money to further develop a solar concentrator which uses heat from the sun to cool commercial buildings.

By April 7, 2010