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Will The West Cede Nuclear Energy Dominance To Russia?

February 14, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ When she and Sen. Ed Markey introduced the “Green New Deal” a year ago, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not mention nuclear energy as part of the future. Later, Ocasio-Cortez admitted she still had “an open mind” on evolving nuclear energy technologies while insisting that older plants be shuttered. But since […]

Trump’s Invitation To Restart The Conversation On Yucca

February 11, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Addressing nuclear waste policy is one of the most important things Congress can do to improve the competitiveness of the US nuclear industry, protect taxpayers, and reduce federal spending. So it naturally caught attention when President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to opine about a congressionally designated nuclear waste repository […]

Nuclear Fusion: Tomorrow’s Clean Energy?

January 20, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Nuclear energy is a renewable resource that, unlike wind and solar, is not dependent upon the weather. So why is nuclear so little used, and so much maligned? Michael Shellenberger, cofounder of Breakthrough Institute and one of Time’s “heroes of the environment,” notes that the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, […]

Regulatory Reform Could Reinvigorate Nuclear Energy

October 21, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The science is settled. Nuclear technology provides the cleanest, most reliable, and potentially least expensive form of energy for the planet – far cleaner than wind or solar. South African nuclear scientist Kelvin Kemm calls nuclear power the cleanest, greenest, and safest form of power production. While the 30-year-old Koeberg nuclear provides […]

Electricity In The Realm Of The Lion King

September 26, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Dr. Kelvin Kemm ~ Hydro power is a good way to generate electricity. In most political circles, it is considered environment-friendly because it does not produce carbon dioxide, and it is not complicated. Norway has extensive hydro and can claim to have very green energy, which Norwegians do. […]

Ohio’s Renewables Subsidy Sausage

September 23, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ The people of Ohio recently witnessed a Sausage-O-Rama of energy policymaking. HB-6 is a mish-mash of energy legislation that bails out nuclear and coal, subsidizes solar, while completely ignoring wind. Natural gas, of course, needs no subsidy. These days it […]

We Should Embrace Nuclear Energy

August 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Nancy Thorner ~ Nuclear energy is the largest so called clean energy source in the United States. It generates more than 56 percent of America’s emission-free electricity. That is nearly three times more than hydropower, 3.5 times the amount generated by wind, and 18.5 times the amount solar energy provides. It […]