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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Closure Will Escalate Energy Poverty

June 3, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California’s big challenge is not an environmental way of replacing its last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon destined for closure in 2024, but how to stop fueling the growth of poverty and homelessness. The bigger problem that will thrive in perpetuity, is the growing homelessness caused by continuously increasing the […]

The Real Lessons Of Fukushima

March 29, 2021 by

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By Dr. Kelvin Kemm ~ A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the name Fukushima is etched into history. But few people know the truth of what happened. The phrase, “the lessons learned from Fukushima,” is well-known. But how do people implement them, if they don’t know what happened, or what […]

Two Nuclear Options

January 30, 2021 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ We’ve heard about “nuclear options” since Harry was still Senator Reid. America now faces two major nuclear options: one involves political power, the other power to run an energy-dependent economy. In the political arena, President Biden and his allies are already going nuclear. With a resurgent Deep State to back it […]

Nuclear Superior To Wind And Solar

January 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Future energy mixes should show a growing contribution from modern nuclear power plants. That is the core finding of the new “No Regrets Energy Policy” proposed by the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL).  CLINTEL finds current governmental energy-transitions to be “scientifically unfounded and economically suicidal” because of their dependence on wind […]

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Passed Nature’s Hardest Safety Test

December 2, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Nearly ten years have passed since a major earthquake and devastating tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Not a single case of radiation illness or death occurred as a result of escaped radiation. A result we should all be celebrating. But years of media rants left […]

Renewables And Nuclear: False Hopes And Unfounded Fears

November 30, 2020 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ The world is becoming an increasingly hostile place for power plants that use traditional fossil fuels to generate power. Even Joe Biden, who is expected to become President of the U.S. soon, has made it a priority to abolish traditional fossil fuel-based power. But among the available alternative energy sources, […]

Nuclear Power Provides Clean Energy That Works

November 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The truth about nuclear power is that it provides a viable and safe means for satisfying the world’s growing need for electricity. While the US is truly awash in oil and gas and coal as well, the rest of the world is not so lucky. Fortunately outside of the US […]

Fusion And Fission Both: The U.S. Re-enters The Nuclear Energy Universe

August 16, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Now that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] is under construction, the playing field for the planet’s energy future has shifted. Given even the most promising lead time for fusion viability is decades ahead, nuclear fission will have to compete with both fossil fuels and so-called renewables for market share. So where […]

Modular Nuclear Reactors For Defense And Disasters

May 13, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While there has been little interest of late in developing new-generation nuclear reactors to power the U.S. electric grid, some new initiatives at the Department of Defense – spurred in part by complaints of dumping by U.S. uranium miners – may just be the spark needed to move the U.S. back into […]

Standalone Nuclear Interim Storage Amendment Sidesteps Solutions, Creates Problems

March 11, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ As the Senate debates an expensive and wasteful new energy bill, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has proposed an amendment to launch a pilot program for interim storage of nuclear waste from commercial nuclear power plants. It’s a complex policy problem with plenty of nuance. But this amendment basically resuscitates the Obama […]

A Misguided Approach To Nuclear Power In ‘Energy Innovation’ Bill

March 3, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Being “well intentioned” isn’t the same as doing well. Look no further than the recently introduced American Energy Innovation Act. The bill proposes an extensive federally funded and directed research, development, and demonstration program for advanced nuclear technologies through the Department of Energy. It’s Act 2 of the Nuclear Energy Leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]