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There’s No Need To Subsidize American Uranium

June 19, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ There is no compelling evidence that uranium imports present a threat to America’s national security interests. But President Donald Trump is expected to weigh in on a petition between now and mid-July brought by two uranium mining companies that have tried to build that case. If their lobbying efforts are successful, […]

‘The Sky Is Falling! We’re All Going to Die!’

April 13, 2019 by

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We’re told climate change is going to end the world, but the solutions are terrible. ~ Roger Helle  ~   I have to say, I was somewhat troubled when I heard that in just 10 years, life as we know it is going to end … or something. When I listened to the explanation of […]

‘Three Mile Island’ Nuclear Accident Wasn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

March 29, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Early this morning 40 years ago, America experienced its first major accident at a nuclear power plant—Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania. Many Americans by then had already seen Jane Fonda’s “The China Syndrome,” a nuclear disaster film that debuted three weeks earlier. Time magazine would memorialize the Three Mile Island […]

Harnessing The Power Of The Stars — Could Fusion Power The Future?

November 22, 2018 by

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From the Editorial team at CFACT ~ Abundant, affordable energy is essential to our future. Is fusion the answer? Does fusion work? Look up. The answer lies in the stars. Can we use it? There’s the rub. Fusion also produces zero CO2 emissions (if that’s your thing). The nuclear fission that powers today’s reactors, despite […]

What To Make Of Trump’s Remarks On The Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear-Waste Repository

October 23, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ More Americans should care about nuclear-waste management than actually do. That’s because it’s an issue that has cost taxpayers more than $6 billion in court battles and is on track to cost tens of billions of dollars more. But for many Nevadans and the wonky few outside of the Silver State […]

Those Coal And Nuclear Bailouts Aren’t Coming. Here’s Why That’s Good News.

October 19, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ It seems the possibility of the Trump administration bailing out coal and nuclear plants has been put to rest for now. This is good news for electricity customers, the integrity of competitive markets, limited government fans, states, and in the long term, the coal and nuclear industries as […]

Reflections On Vogtle’s Perennial Drama

October 6, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Some of the dust is beginning to settle after another projected cost increase of the Vogtle power station in Georgia, where the only two nuclear power plants being built in the U.S. today are located. Completion of the 2,200-megawatt project was unclear last week, as the three biggest utility partners fell […]