Browsing All posts tagged under »Nuclear Power Plants«

Congressional Dump

February 19, 2010 by


By William Warren See more Cartoons by William Warren, and Great Articles at NetRight Nation Blog

One New Nuclear Power Plant – Oh Wow!

February 17, 2010 by


Yesterday, President Obama announced funding loans for the construction of a new Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia. This will be the first Nuclear Power Plant built in almost thirty years. One report of this story is at this link. The new plant will cost in the vicinity of $8 Billion. The major concentration was on […]

Whispering Sweet Nothings

February 2, 2010 by


By Glenn Foden Does anyone seriously believe he will really push for nuclear, offshore drilling, natural gas or that Pelosi/Reid will let it go through? Glenn Foden contributes cartoons at NewsBusters and does editorial cartoon work for CNSNews as well as the Business and Media Institute and the Culture and Media Institute. See and Read […]

The Limitations Of Renewable Power (Part 1)

August 25, 2009 by


The above image is of the Turbine/Generator room for the Number One Unit at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Facility. If you click on the image it will open in a new and larger window. I have purposely kept the image at such a large size so some of the detail can be best […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? Update

August 25, 2009 by


This post is to draw your attention to an earlier post that I have updated. When an old post is updated, it’s sometimes easily hidden because not many people will refer back to old posts, and the only people who will see that update are first time readers. Because that update is an important one, […]

Want More Green Energy? Roll Back The Red Tape On Nuclear

August 20, 2009 by


By Nick Loris Despite the growing rhetoric in favor of affordable and clean energy in the United States, the regulatory trend is moving in the opposite direction. A recent article from Platts emphasizes the increasing regulatory costs for the nuclear industry: “Benjamin Fowke, Xcel’s CFO, said in a second-quarter earnings conference call in late July […]

A Nuclear Renaissance Beckons

August 18, 2009 by


By William R. Hawkins In 1993, I taught an upper level course in managerial economics for Tusculum College in an unusual setting. The classes were held at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant. Watts Bar was the third nuclear plant built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and was located not far from Knoxville. Construction had […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 11)

August 11, 2009 by


This image shows an artist’s impression of what a future nuclear power plant might look like. Click on the image to open it in a new and larger window. This shows a fourth generation Nuclear Power Plant, and in this case it is a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) Power Plant.

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 9)

August 7, 2009 by


THE WASTE! THE WASTE! WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE WASTE? Put the word ‘nuclear’ in front of that word waste, and all rational debate immediately goes out the window. I have argued in all the earlier posts that nuclear power for the generation of electricity should be kept on the table as a viable […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 8)

August 6, 2009 by


COSTING STRUCTURES. Proponents of Nuclear power who may actually be reading this series may be smugly sitting there thinking that I haven’t mentioned costings yet, because their fall back position is inevitably that these plants are just so expensive. They may think I have conveniently neglected to mention these costs, but actually, I have been […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 7)

August 5, 2009 by


Currently in the U.S. there are 65 Nuclear power plants. Most of these plants have two reactors, and each reactor provides the steam that drives one turbine/generator complex. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the advantage of nuclear plants is that large volumes of steam can be generated from the heat caused by the […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 4)

July 30, 2009 by


When the Nuclear process for the generation of electrical power is talked about, it suffers from misconceptions, and they all stem from that one word ….. Nuclear. In the main people will tend to believe the worst things rather than actually find out about it for themselves, and because the loudest voices are from those […]

More Nuclear Means More Jobs in Struggling Ohio

June 19, 2009 by


By Nick Loris. TonyfromOz prefaces ….. This makes a welcome start towards introduction of more of these plants across the U.S. Let’s all hope that ill founded scaremongering from environmentalists does not sabotage plans for this plant to go ahead. I have posted numerous posts on how Nuclear power generating plants are among the safest […]

Electrical Power Misconceptions (Part 3)

February 19, 2009 by


PART 3 OF 3 PARTS With those two earlier posts I have tried to explain in somewhat simplified terms some of the things that people mistakenly believe as something that can quite easily be achieved, while the facts are that it is more complex than what a short sound byte from well intentioned people might […]

More Climate Change Lunacy (Only In California)

January 6, 2009 by


This story is from the Los Angeles Times. The general intent of the story is that those Plasma televisions are contributing to Global Warming Climate Change, because they are large users of electrical power. It’s drawing a long bow at best, and to show you just why, I’ve included this pie chart of household electricity […]

The Climate Change Plan, From The Debate

October 17, 2008 by


Above here, luckily for me, and for all of you, is the video link for the whole of the most recent Candidate’s debate. It goes for 90 minutes, and I’m going to cherry pick from it. I’m going to direct you to what was said on one particular topic, that one closest to what I […]

The Death Of The Global Warming Climate Change Debate (Part Two)

October 10, 2008 by


Pie Chart of Atmospheric Gas content. Chart from The Heartland Institute. Click on image to open in a larger window. PART TWO OF TWO. HOW THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS CORRELATES WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. Yesterday I put up this same image of a pie chart and then explained what it actually indicated as to the breakdown of […]

Who Are You Calling Stupid?

September 22, 2008 by


WHO ARE YOU CALLING STUPID Alan Caruba If you read as much of the blather turned out by media folk like the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman and others, you begin to see certain themes emerge. They don’t like humanity much. One of their great concerns is population growth and, in concert with the use […]

A Moonshot Too Far. (Part 2)

July 20, 2008 by


A MOONSHOT TOO FAR. (Part 2) Mr Gore has spectacularly said that we should make it our mission to replace all the coal fired power plants in the US, and to do it within the next ten years. He likened the task to landing a man on the Moon. He said that this just has […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 45)

June 29, 2008 by


SOLUTIONS. So then, let’s have a look and see if we actually can try and find a way to cut back on the use of power from coal fired plants. One of the problems you have with electricity is that it cannot be transmitted over vast distances, because the voltage diminishes and there is no […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 42)

June 23, 2008 by


SOLUTIONS. PLANT REPLACEMENT ECONOMICS. Before deciding on replacements, and then deciding on where they need to be constructed, let’s look at some of the economics, and I know that just by saying that, some readers will probably turn away, but if you ask me, this is not only interesting, it throws up some very surprising […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 36)

June 11, 2008 by


AN ABUNDANCE OF INCONVENIENT TRUTHS I’ve included this pie chart again because I want you to look at with more than just a cursory glance, and to achieve that aim, I’m going to refer you back to it a couple of times during this post. I’m a cautious guy, and if I commit something to […]