Nuclear Power and Pennsylvania’s Competition Act Although it’s less well-known than the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (AEPS), Pennsylvania’s 1996 Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act may be the state’s most important energy law. Legislators are currently focused on amending the AEPS to establish subsidies for nuclear power. But understanding the Competition … Continue reading Nuclear Power and #Pennsylvania ‘s Competition Act
Nuclear power is the clean energy answer Toni Oplt’s call to speak up for clean air cannot be accomplished by renewable energy. The sad news environmentalists will not accept is that it can only be done with nuclear energy, never with wind and solar. She needs to read professor Joshua Goldstein’s “A Bright Future.” There … Continue reading Nuclear power is the clean energy answer
Long-Delayed Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed When centrists insist we need to build more nuclear power plants as part of the decarbonization push to prevent climate change, they ignore two very important things: New nuclear power plants are fiendishly expensive and have a lousy track record of … Continue reading Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed
Is it still possible to save Three Mile Island? Forty years after the worst nuclear plant accident in U.S. history, the fight to save that facility — and potentially Pennsylvania’s entire nuclear future — is about to pick up steam in the state Capitol. Three Mile Island, still infamous for its partial meltdown in March … Continue reading Is it still possible to save #Three_Mile_Island?
The Economic Viability of Nuclear Power Is Only Going Down Last year the Trump administration’s Energy Department announced the launch of a media campaign to counter what an official called “misinformation” about nuclear power. We haven’t noticed an upsurge in pro-nuclear news – because there is none to report. On the first day of 2019, … Continue reading The Economic Viability of Nuclear Power Is Only Going Down
Louisiana’s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s Both of Louisiana’s nuclear power plants have been federally relicensed to operate into the 2040s, Entergy announced Monday. The company operates the River Bend facility in St. Francisville and Waterford 3 in Killona. Each was originally licensed in 1985. Entergy also owns the Grand Gulf plant … Continue reading #Louisiana ‘s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s
Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market Entergy says it completed the sale of its shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar Group Services, as the company takes another step toward exiting from the merchant power utility business. ETR calls the sale “a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear power industry – a … Continue reading Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market
Lighting up Utah with nuclear power? SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Energy signed on to take some of the nuclear power from a Utah-led project planned at the Idaho National Laboratory, marking another significant milestone. A memorandum of understanding was recently inked among the federal energy agency, which owns the lab, the … Continue reading Lighting up #Utah with nuclear power?
Debate Continues: Can New Technology Save Nuclear Power? Nuclear power provides carbon-free electricity for a warming world. But is its use still practical, can it still be economic, is its promise still achievable, and is nuclear a key to combating climate change? So far, nuclear power has fallen short of those goals. Looking at advanced … Continue reading Debate Continues: Can New Technology Save Nuclear Power?
China switches on world’s first ‘third-generation’ nuclear reactor WASHINGTON – China flipped on a new generation of nuclear energy reactor on Friday, a milestone that nuclear campaigners hope makes the technology more appealing as the world seeks to limit carbon emissions. The “third-generation” reactor known as EPR was manufactured by French and German engineers and … Continue reading #China switches on world’s first ‘third-generation’ nuclear reactor