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PJM ‘s ‘focused’ #MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

PJM’s ‘focused’ MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock FERC’s inability to reach a decision on PJM’s proposed changes to its MOPR — a rule designed to prevent a market participant from offering artificially low bids to suppress capacity prices — is the latest twist in a controversial regulatory process. In … Continue reading PJM ‘s ‘focused’ #MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

#Palo_Verde generator helps #Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated PHOENIX – The rising demand to eliminate fossil fuels has left some researchers and activists skeptical that nuclear energy can be part of the solution to meet climate goals. But a recent study finds that the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station … Continue reading #Palo_Verde generator helps #Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

Community members in Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant ROCKFORD, ILL. Community leaders, residents and elected officials in Illinois are working to keep a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. In August, Exelon announced that it would close its Byron nuclear power plant in September 2021 and the Dresden Generating Station in Morris two … Continue reading Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

Nuclear Energy Among the Least Popular Sources of Power in the U.S., Polling Shows

Nuclear Energy Among the Least Popular Sources of Power in the U.S., Polling Shows But new Morning Consult data shows that 21 percent of U.S. adults believe that the country should both stop constructing new nuclear energy facilities and halt current production, while 33 percent agree that new construction should be stopped but think that … Continue reading Nuclear Energy Among the Least Popular Sources of Power in the U.S., Polling Shows

Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points

Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points Towers of concrete blocks as tall as skyscrapers, a ski lift-like contraption on the side of a mountain, underground caverns — the quest for more ways to back up the increasing amount of wind and solar energy on the grid has recently … Continue reading Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points

Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy

Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy n a perfect world, nuclear energy would be a perfect tool for combating climate change. Nuclear power plants don’t burn fossil fuels, don’t emit greenhouse gases into the environment and don’t speed global warming. But with some groups reversing their former opposition to nuclear energy, former … Continue reading Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy

#MIT STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BE ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING POLLUTION

MIT STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BE ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING POLLUTION A report by MIT found battling climate change would be more costly without growth in the nuclear energy industry. Struggling from rising costs and competition from cheaper energy sources, nuclear plants would need more supportive government policies, the study found. The Trump administration is … Continue reading #MIT STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BE ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING POLLUTION