Browsing All posts tagged under »Nuclear Power Plants«

Regifting The Nuclear Bailout

June 23, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Americans across the political spectrum didn’t take it well in 2018 when the Department of Energy tried to coerce them into buying electricity from nuclear power plants under its infamous attempt to bail out coal and nuclear power plants. Americans shouldn’t take it if Congress tries to, either. Noting how politically […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Warming Is Killing The Old Nuclear Scare

February 12, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Global Warming alarmists like Jay Weatherill now finally admit nuclear power isn’t actually a terrifying mass-killing menace. Now they say we need nuclear power to stop their latest terrifying mass-killing menace — global warming. Can you believe these guys? Nuclear power has switched from our greatest threat to greatest saviour. Yet […]

Top Google Engineers Throw Up Their Hands On Renewables, Ignore Nuclear Power

November 25, 2014 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ As of 5:30 p.m. ET today, a search on “Koningstein” at the Associated Press’s national web site returned no results. That’s an indication that the wire service’s globaloney-believing pseudo-science reporters are still trying to figure out how to respond to a November 18 article in the IEEE Spectrum by Ross Koningstein & […]

Subsidies And Taxes Complicate The Future Of Nuclear Power

August 8, 2013 by

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By Robert Geringer ~ Rising maintenance costs and a sharp decrease in natural gas prices have put the future of some nuclear power plants into question. But other plants face retirement under the burden of specific taxes and anti-competitive green energy subsidies. Mark Cooper, a senior fellow at the Vermont Law School, recently published a report […]

No Nukes Means More Coal For Germany

August 4, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Thanks to Fukushima, one absurd green fear campaign smashes into another, leaving Germany having to choose: More than a year ago, Germany decided to opt out of nuclear and fossil based energy. It was replaced by “cleaner” energy sources, namely solar and water power. Until 2020, 35 percent of German electricity […]

The Nuclear Option for Powering America

March 13, 2012 by

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By Mike Brownfield ~ When you flip on a light switch, turn on your TV, start up your coffee maker, or charge your cell phone, there’s a good chance that the energy you’re using to get the job done has been generated by nuclear power. Yet this misunderstood power source is vastly underutilized in America. […]

Is a Nuclear Renaissance Approaching?

February 16, 2012 by

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By Jack Spencer ~ When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted last week to approve permits to begin construction on two nuclear reactors, many hailed the decision as the start of a nuclear renaissance. Without a doubt, the NRC’s action is noteworthy, because it marks the first time in over three decades that the NRC […]

Before You Give In To The Media’s Nuclear Meltdown Stories…

March 14, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt For a detailed explanation of exactly what is happening at the Nuclear Power Plant in question in Japan, visit the first of Andrew’s links below. It is well worth taking some time to read it, because all that is being disseminated by nearly every media outlet is in fact total misinformation that […]

Understanding Japan’s Response to Its Nuclear Reactor Emergency

March 13, 2011 by

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By Jack Spencer The impact of the Japanese earthquake on its nuclear reactors continues to capture the world’s attention. Reports of radioactive releases, elevated radiation levels, and malfunctioning power systems all strike fear into the public as memories of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl quickly enter the national and global conscious. It is important, however, […]

Don’t Jump to Nuclear Conclusions In Tsunami’s Wake

March 12, 2011 by

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By Jack Spencer Today an earthquake of magnitude 8.9 hit just off the northeast coast of Japan, claiming the lives of hundreds or more and severely disrupting the nation’s airports and transit systems. The earthquake generated a 10-meter tsunami that overwhelmed the cities and land in its path, leaving sheer destruction in its wake. As […]

Go nuclear, Julia

November 29, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt The Julia in the title here refers to the current Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. There is mounting talk here in Australia about how Nuclear Electrical Power Generation might be the only feasible option for replacing the 24/7/365 power supplied by CO2 emitting coal fired power plants. However, that one word, ‘Nuclear’ […]

Save the planet! Prostitute yourself

November 21, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Read this very carefully. In their attempt to lower their emissions of Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gas, Germany has passed legislation to construct more Nuclear Power Generating Plants. This legislation now needs the signature of the President of Germany to bring it into law. This married woman has offered to sleep with the […]

Why Being Green Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

November 7, 2010 by

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By James Delingpole One of the stories from the Bible I’ve never quite understood is the parable of the Prodigal Son. So this utterly useless git prematurely grabs his share of his inheritance, goes out into the world, blows it on being stupid, loses everything, then comes back to his father with his tail between […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? – Introduction

October 19, 2010 by

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UPDATE 2012.  This series is now more than three years old, and while nearly all the information is generic and still current, what is not current is the Post dealing with costings. This Post was based around information available at the time, almost four years old now, and that information changes quite regularly, so constantly […]