«Market Leader» - news and previews making you rich.

Thursday, 24 April 17:16 (GMT -05:00)


Market Leader Free Newsletter
Your Name:
Your Email:

Business And Politics News

Nuclear Energy: Present And Future

Nuclear Energy: Present And Future

 

 

For decades people have been pondering on the same questions: Is nuclear energy worth betting on? Will it be the energy of the future? Is it too dangerous for the humanity to keep developing nuclear facilities around the world?
No wonder that there are many supporters and adversaries. Each party has weighty arguments.
 
As we know, last year nuclear energy became a special concern for the entire world. The Fukushima meltdown in 2011 (as the result of several earthquakes and tsunamis) reminded everyone that nuclear energy is as dangerous as powerful.
Shortly after the disaster, most nuclear countries started emergency testing of their nuclear power plants to find out whether they are safe enough. Some of them decided to abandon their nuclear plans.
 
Now let’s have a closer look at the results of such policies and the prospects of nuclear power engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Nuclear Power Engineering: Significance And prospects
 
Modern energy production and supplies depend on natural resources. In this sector, crude oil accounts for 7%, 29% - coal and peat, 7 – natural gas.
 
Conventional energy sources
 

 

 

 

диаграмма 

 

 

 

Nuclear energy is widely used to meet the global energy needs. These days nuclear energy is relatively cheap and efficient. In some countries, nuclear power plants are major sources of energy.
 
Having analyzed numerous stats, the experts of Masterforex-V Academy report that there are some 450 nuclear power plants around the world. Over 60 new plants will be put into operation in the near future. The USA is the world’s leader in terms of nuclear capacities. France is the leader in terms of the share of nuclear energy - over 78%.
 
Let’s look at how much various countries are dependent on nuclear power:

 

 

 

диаграмма 

 

 

 

The image below reflects how many nuclear facilities each European country has and how many new plants are going to be built (given in brackets):

 

 

 

карта 

 

 

 

Russia’s  Nuclear Sector
 
Russia has 10 nuclear power plants. They supply over 30% of the country’s energy needs. The Russian authorities bet on nuclear energy, thus improving and expanding the infrastructure.
Moreover, in 2011 Rosatom signed 21 contracts to build nuclear facilities abroad, including India, Turkey, Vietnam, China, Bulgaria, Armenia, Belarus and other countries. The Fukushima disaster only strengthened the confidence in the Russian technologies in the international arena because the number of contracts nearly doubled shortly after the disaster.
Rosatom is expected to increase its proceeds up to $75B by 2030.
 
As for innovations, not so long ago Russian developers offered to create a floating nuclear power reactor in order to supply the country’s coastal areas with electricity. This type of reactor is said to be safer than conventional nuclear facilities, which is a major factor.  
 
 
Current Global Tendencies And Forecasts
 
The Fukushima nuclear disaster gave birth to multiple rumors. According to them, most countries are about to abandon nuclear energy, to close their nuclear facilities and to freeze their nuclear projects.
However, some experts say that the humanity has already reached the point of no return, when people just cannot do without nuclear energy, especially as the global deposits of oil, natural gas and coal keep running low.  Nuclear-generated electricity accounts for 16% of all the electricity produced around the world.
 
Europe. The Fukushima disaster shocked the entire EU. Belgium and Switzerland were the first European countries to abandon their nuclear projects. Germany decided to suspend the work of some of its nuclear power plants. The UK and Italy came up with the same idea.
France, which is the EU’s leader in terms of nuclear capacity, speaks in favor of this type of energy. The thing is that the Japanese disaster made numerous countries revise and test the current condition of their nuclear facilities. The results appeared to be negative. Some countries are still at the crossroads, deciding whether to invest billions in modernizing their nuclear infrastructure or to simply abandon nuclear energy (thus closing all their nuclear facilities).
This year Germany has already stopped 8 of its 30-year-old nuclear power plants. The result is the lack of electricity. Therefore, Germany has to import it from the neighboring countries. However, it is rather costly (1.7 trillion euro). This year Germany is planning to built 120 wind power generators to make up for the lack of energy.
 
Asia. On the contrary, China is planning to develop its own nuclear infrastructure, especially as its territory is rich in uranium deposits. China’s energy capacities are based on nonrenewable resources (over 70%). Thermal power-stations are harmful to the environment. The Fukushima disaster made the Chinese authorities freeze their nuclear projects but earlier this year the moratorium was canceled.
 
The bottom line: It is relatively easy to close a nuclear power plant. However, before that, it is necessary to make sure that the country has enough alternative sources of energy to make up for the lack of nuclear power. Germany is a striking example of how hasty decisions can result in much heavier spending.
 
Alternative Energy Sources
 
These days many countries around the world bet on solar power. For example, next year China is planning to become the world’s leader in terms of producing solar panels. The USA is planning to increase the share of solar power up to 14% of the country’s total energy consumption. The EU has started a €400B project, which implies setting up solar panels in the Sahara desert and further transporting the energy to Europe through high-voltage underwater cables.
 
Renewable sources of energy are getting more and more popular with investors. In 2011 the inflow of investment capital in the sector increased by 40% up to $53.5B.
 
Some experts say that the share of alternative (renewable) energy sources will increase up to 20% in a decade.  However, the debt abyss, in which the world is about to fall, may postpone these ambitious plans.
 
Market Leader and Masterforex-V Academy would appreciate if you could participate in a survey. Please, visit the Academy’s forum for traders and investors and answer the following question:
 
Is nuclear energy really worth investing in?
 

 

 

 

You are free to discuss this article here:   forum for traders and investors

 

Add to blog
Got a question? – Ask it here »
 

Settlement between Microsoft and Nokia will be shut this Friday, as stated by Optionova

This week at last will be shut a settlement between Microsoft and Nokia. Programming Organization purchases the Finnish organization's versatile division. "Settlement of the Century", as it is called by a few experts, will be shut on the 25th of April, this Friday. Furthermore, on the 29th of April, Nokia will entirety up trimestral results. Specialists of binary options broker Optionova will tell about it in details. 

Publication date: 23 April 07:04 AM

Apple and Google will battle for the right to be the first in supplying diversions and requisitions, as they assume in Optionova

Apple and Google went on the war way for the vicinity of singular gaming requisitions in their working frameworks. Designers are urged to earnestly advertise faithfulness. It is accounted for by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) alluding to educated sources. The subtle elements will be told by binary options broker Optionova. 

Publication date: 22 April 10:08 AM

Shares of Google, as stated by Optionova, fell after the production of the quarterly report

Google discharged its fiscal effects for the first quarter of 2014. Markers have been expanded contrasted and the same period a year prior. Notwithstanding, certain variables befuddled gurus such a great amount of, that in the wake of summing up, the shares on the stock trade fell. Why did it happen, examiners of binary options broker Optionova will retell of it.  

Publication date: 18 April 12:28 PM

Specialists of American doctor's facilities started to utilize Google Glass, as it got known to Optionova

 A standout amongst the latest improvements in Information Technology - Google Glass - just about promptly after all vital tests turned into a prominent item in the Internet space. Occupants of numerous nations like to investigate all the upsides and downsides of this advancement, and at exactly that point because of the consistent screening to discover the date of the arranged section into the business sector of unique glasses.

Publication date: 14 April 04:33 AM

Saudi Arabia Destroyed USSR: Can It Destroy Russia?

 

Some Western experts say they have found Russia’s heel of Achilles. The USA thinks the best way to press Putin is to manipulate oil prices since Russia is an export-oriented economy. In particular, it depends on oil and natural gas exports. Therefore, too weak prices may finish the Russian economy, US politicians believe.
 
The experts say that Saudi Arabia may help the USA and the West in general to implement this ambitious goal aimed at undermining the Russian economy, which depends on energy exports.
Publication date: 08 April 11:40 AM

In Optionova they figured out, that in several years Apple will speak to a "transparent" iphone

 The USA IT- goliath Apple affections to patent different developments. Regularly these licenses are never utilized, however the thought stayed for possible later use. Then again, in some cases the organization deliberately enlists that will be utilized within its future overhauls. As of late it got realized that Apple needs to get records on the transparent Savvy. Examiners of paired alternatives intermediary Optionova will tell the subtle elements.

 

Publication date: 02 April 08:29 AM

Sanctions Against Russia and Consequences For Ruble, Dollar and Euro

 

The EU promises to impose tough sanctions on Russia, thereby following into the USA's steps. The leaders claim Russia will have to pay for annexing the Crimea, which used to be a part of Ukraine. These sanctions are promised to be divided into several packages and rounds to introduce them gradually. The ultimate goal seems to be a complete breakup of all the economic and political relations with Russia.
 
Market Leader and Masterforex-V Academy tried to figure out the possible consequences of these sanctions for the involved economies and their national currencies.
 
Publication date: 28 March 06:38 AM

As it turned out by Optionova, Google will secure Gmail clients from the security administrations and spies utilizing extra encryption

  

Google normally upgrades its email administration Gmail. This time, the Internet giants protected its clients from the security administrations. To build security, the whole trade of letters was exchanged to a protected HTTPS- convention. Unapproved persons have no right to gain entrance to Google's servers to the conveyance. About the preferences of this strategy will let you know about the investigators of double choices by the representative of Optionova. 

Publication date: 27 March 05:38 AM

George Soros on Ukraine, EURUSD Prospects

 

It seems like the entire world is currently watching and discussing the situation around Ukraine and the Crimea (which was recently joined the Russian Federation after the local referendum).
Publication date: 24 March 10:30 AM

EU Abandons South Stream, Consequences For Europe, Russia and Natural Gas Futures

 

It is common knowledge that the EU has always complained about the South Stream, long before the Ukrainian crisis. These complaints are based on Europe's desire to preserve its energy independence and to get cheap (or almost free) energy sources from outside (since there are no domestic energy sources).
Publication date: 20 March 12:43 PM