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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Shouldn’t Hold To Strict ‘Gold Standard’ On Saudi Nuclear Deal

March 21, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting the U.S. this week, and one issue on his agenda will be to continue discussing collaboration with the U.S. to develop a nuclear power sector. Likely timed to send a message during his visit to America, a House Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee will […]

Now Is Congress’ Prime Opportunity To Act On Nuclear Waste

March 8, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Congress has pushed through a series of five stopgap measures to fund the government, and is now in final negotiations for a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill to cover the rest of the fiscal year. For an hour on Monday night, a group of congressmen from both parties and from all across […]

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 […]

The Difference Between A Conservative And A Labor Party Anti Nuclear Hysteric? 17 Years

February 16, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Why has it taken the Australian Labor Party 17 years to even consider a plan first forward by Pangea and howled down then by anti-nuclear hysterics? Why did the Labor Party surrender billions of dollars and thousands of jobs over so many years, when its duty was to confront the fake […]