Category: Nuclear Power

Sep 29

Trump Admin Proposing Outrageous Bailout of Nuclear and Coal

September 29, 2017 Miles Farmer  Originally posted on NRDC Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry just proposed a massive bailout for coal and nuclear power plants. The radical and unprecedented move is couched under a false premise that power plants with fuel located on site are needed to guarantee the reliability of the electricity system. The proposal …

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Feb 08

Nuclear Power’s value doesn’t justify intervening to ‘save’ it

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2017) – Though market forces and external regulatory factors have combined to retire roughly 10 percent of the American nuclear power fleet, the facts don’t justify subsidies or other policy interventions specifically to save the energy source, according to a new policy study by R Street Electricity Policy Manager Devin Hartman. Hartman …

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Jun 21

End of Nuclear Power in California

California to cut all ties with nuclear power, looks to a clean energy future SAN FRANCISCO– Today, Pacific Gas & Electric announced that it will retire the Diablo Nuclear Generating Plant by 2025– putting an end to all nuclear energy in California. This settlement is yet another example of how serious Californians are about cutting …

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Sep 28

Will The Future Be Powered by Thorium?

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Nuclear energy has been around for a long time. All the back to Einstein’s formula E = mc^2, the potential in harnessing the energy by a small change in mass has been known. Apart from being the foundation of nuclear bombs, as well as massive environmental disasters such as Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi in …

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Sep 15

End Of Nukes in Japan?

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Japan to Phase Out Nuclear Power The Japanese government unveiled a plan today to phase out nuclear power over the next three decades, signaling a dramatic shift in energy policy 18 months after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The proposed policy calls for more reliance on renewable energy, greater conservation and sustainable use of …

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May 23

Nuclear Power Industry Woes Mount

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As Ratepayer Rebellion Rages in Florida, Small Modular Reactor and “CWIP” Advance Financing Drive Stopped Dead in Iowa; Next Battleground States: Missouri and North Carolina. Though its trials and travails at the national level get all the attention, the nuclear power industry is finding fewer and fewer friends in statehouses across the nation. In the …

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Mar 07

U.S. FIRST RESPONDERS, MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE NOT PREPARED FOR FUKUSHIMA-LEVEL REACTOR CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES

PSR REPORT: One Year After Japanese Disaster, Little or No Movement Seen in U.S. to Improve Response Capability; Complicating Factors: Growing Population Near Nuclear Sites, Aging Reactors & Lack of Gov’t Coordination. WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 6, 2012 – One year after the Fukushima reactor crisis in Japan, no meaningful progress has been achieved in …

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Mar 07

SURVEY: AMERICANS NOT WARMING UP TO NUCLEAR POWER ONE YEAR AFTER FUKUSHIMA

Contrary to Industry Predictions, Reactor Disaster Seen As Having a “Lasting Chill” on Perceptions; It’s Not All Fukushima: 3 in 5 Americans Less Supportive Due to Woes of U.S. Nuclear Industry in Last Year. WASHINGTON, D.C.///March 7, 2012///One year after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans continue to want to keep …

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Feb 23

Nuclear Reactor Loan Guarantees At Risk?

GROUPS: SOUTHERN COMPANY DOES NOT HAVE REAL “SKIN IN THE GAME” IF VOGTLE REACTOR LOAN GUARANTEE DEFAULTS Industry Group Spreading Falsehoods About Viability of Controversial Nuclear Project WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 23, 2012 – With the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believed to be just days away from awarding a $8.33 billion taxpayer-backed loan guarantee …

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Feb 16

NO MORE SOLYNDRAS: GROUPS CALL ON DOE TO FORCE PUBLIC RELEASE OF DETAILS ON DELAYS AND 12 SECRET COST OVERRUNS AT VOGTLE REACTORS

With More than 15 Times the Solyndra Loan Guarantee on the Line, U.S. Taxpayers Being Kept in the Dark About Huge Vogtle Risks; Nine Groups Cite NRC Law Violation in Going to Court to Block Vogtle Licensing. WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 16, 2012 – If you are a taxpayer who liked the less than half …

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Feb 14

Nuclear Reactor Financing Deal To Raise Bills Before It Is Built?

IOWA CONSUMER’S ANNUAL UTILITY BILLS COULD CLIMB OVER $800 IF LEGISLATURE PERMITS UNFAIR NUCLEAR REACTOR FINANCING METHOD Cooper: Example of 4 Southern States Proves That “Robbing” Ratepayers Before Power is Produced Leads to More Expensive Reactors, Higher Than Necessary Rates for Consumers; Major “Electricity Rate Shock” Expected if Iowa Lawmakers Embrace “Nuclear Socialism.” A leading …

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Feb 06

Could This Be Solyndra On Steroids? Nuclear Loan Guarantees

NUCLEAR SECRECY WITH $8 BILLION ON THE LINE: SACE CONTINUES FIGHT TO FORCE DISCLOSURE OF U.S. TAXPAYER-BACKED FEDERAL LOAN GUARANTEES TO RISKY VOGTLE REACTOR PROJECT As Final Arguments Are Filed, Southern Co., Obama Administration Fight FOIA Request to Figure Out Danger to Taxpayers in the Event of Default in Deal More Than 12 Times the …

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Dec 28

Nuclear Energy Faces More Problems In 2012

EXPERTS: EVEN HIGHER COSTS AND MORE HEADACHES AHEAD FOR NUCLEAR POWER IN 2012 Give Long-Term Uncontrollable Costs and Short-Term Pressure from Needed Post-Fukushima Safety Regulations, Nuclear Reactors Even Less Able to Take on Natural Gas, Other Alternatives WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 28, 2012 — With the Fukushima disaster, earthquake-related reactor shutdowns, further reactor project cost …

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Nov 16

Energy Secretary Battles Solyndra Obsession

Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and wonder. We currently have a politico climate where there is great debate over the Solyndra bankruptcy and the money they got from the US in support of the solar energy products they were developing. While I am not one to sneeze at $500 million it just …

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Oct 13

Are Loan Guarantees For Nuclear Far Greater Than Solyndra?

SACE: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTINUES TO STONEWALL FOIA REQUEST SEEKING DISCLOSURE OF DETAILS IN $8.33 BILLION FEDERAL LOAN GUARANTEE FOR PROPOSED RISKY VOGTLE NUCLEAR REACTORS Is DOE Hiding Miniscule Credit Subsidy Fee of 1.5 Percent … Or Even Less …for New Vogtle Reactors? Ignoring Need for Transparency After Collapse of Recent Loan Guarantee, DOE Continues …

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Aug 09

REPORT: TVA FACES “INSURMOUNTABLE” OBSTACLES TO COMPLETING STALLED BELLEFONTE REACTOR IN ALABAMA

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer’s Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE,TN.///August 9, 2011///Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly 40-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, …

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Apr 25

The End Of Nuclear Power Industry?

Despite predictions in the United States and elsewhere of a nuclear “renaissance,” the report concludes that the role of nuclear power was in steady decline even before the Fukushima crisis. The disaster will make the construction of new nuclear plants and extensions to the lifetime of current plants even more unrealistic.

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Apr 12

Japan Nuclear Crisis Review

Organizations from across the U.S. will announce Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT that they are formally petitioning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend, on an emergency basis, all pending U.S. nuclear reactor licensing decisions.

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Apr 06

Japan Nuclear Crisis – Worse Than Ever?

This article from the NY Times featuring leaked info from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission points out some very real dangers still posed from the damaged nukes in Japan. This is important reading folks!

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Mar 15

Japanese Battle Dangerous Nuclear Power Meltdown Scenario

The terrible tragedy in Japan is bad enough with all the lost lives and crushed cities and towns but now the battle to save the damaged nuclear power plants has the government scrambling to prevent an even larger disaster from happening which could impact beyond the Japanese borders if it does not resolve. This article …

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