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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 […]

Battery Storage Is An Infinitesimal Part Of Electrical Power

July 3, 2019 by

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By Steve Goreham ~ Large-scale storage of electricity is the latest proposed solution to boost the deployment of renewables. Renewable energy advocates, businesses, and state governments plan to use batteries to store electricity to solve the problem of intermittent wind and solar output. But large-scale storage is only an insignificant part of the electrical power […]

Battery Trickery By U.S. Utilities

March 6, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The use of big batteries to partially offset the intermittency of renewables is growing rapidly. Unfortunately some utilities have adopted a deceptive practice with the public, making these battery packs seem much more important then they are. It is all part of hyping the utility’s supposed greenness, which helps their […]

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 […]

Three “Green” Ballot Initiatives To Shut Down Fossil Fuels This November

October 5, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Three initiatives are on the ballot this November in Colorado, Arizona, and Washington State, all aimed at severely restricting fossil fuel use and development within these states’ borders. With the Trump administration putting a stop to aggressive action on climate change at the federal level, environmentalist groups across the nation are […]

New Bill Would Stop Energy Department From Risking Taxpayer Money

October 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This week, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, introduced the DOE Loan Program Repeal Act, which would prohibit the Department of Energy from offering new government-backed loan guarantees for energy projects. Weber’s bill would not only protect taxpayers, but would also prohibit government intervention that enables industry dependence on subsidies and empowers Washington […]

Subsidizing Nuclear Is No Strategy For Long-Term Success

June 17, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ With yet another nuclear power plant joining the ranks of those closing ahead of schedule, it’s clear that something is amiss in the nuclear power industry. That “something” is the accumulation of federal policies that stifle innovation and efficiency in the industry and simultaneously subsidize it to keep it alive on […]