U.S. Support for Nuclear Energy at 51% WASHINGTON, D.C. — A slim majority of Americans (51%) now favor the use of nuclear energy for electricity in the U.S., while 43% oppose it. This level of support is similar to what Gallup found when it last measured these attitudes two years ago, but it is down … Continue reading U.S. Support for Nuclear Energy at 51%
China’s wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. nuclear plants China now has enough wind farms to produce more energy renewably than all that is made by America’s nuclear plants as the growing nation expands its power generation to fuel its new mega-cities. China’s wind farms are reported to have a total theoretical operating … Continue reading China’s #wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. #nuclear plants
Nuclear Power Firms Feel Squeeze Future nuclear power plant development in the U.S. looks dismal as cost overruns and multiyear delays plague four new reactors under construction in Georgia and South Carolina. Southern Co. , the Atlanta-based power utility that dominates much of the Southeastern U.S., recently told Georgia regulators that costs have ballooned by … Continue reading Nuclear Power Firms Feel Squeeze
Platts’ Nuclear Conference Attended by Companies Spending Millions on Lobbying Feb. 18, 2015 — Top representatives of the nuclear energy industry are gathered in Washington this week for the Platts’ Annual Nuclear Energy Conference. Scheduled to speak are industry heavyweights like Bill Pitesa, the chief nuclear officer at Duke Energy, and David Brown, the senior … Continue reading Platts’ Nuclear Conference Attended by Companies Spending Millions on Lobbying
Spineless attacks on nuclear power plants could increase Nuclear power plants increasingly face a new enemy: the humble jellyfish. These aquatic animals—and algae and other plants—get caught in and block the cooling water intake pipes of nuclear power plants, preventing nuclear reactors from getting the huge amount of water they need every day to cool … Continue reading Spineless attacks on nuclear power plants could increase
Is There Any Hope Left For Nuclear Energy? Can nuclear help avoid the worst effects of climate change? The International Energy Agency recently provided a roadmap for nuclear power, detailing how the technology could help keep global temperature increases within a 2-degree scenario. According to the IEA report, between 2015 and 2050 total installed nuclear … Continue reading Is There Any Hope Left For Nuclear Energy?
Exelon : CALVERT CLIFFS UNIT 2 OFFLINE FOR SCHEDULED REFUELING LUSBY, MD – Operators removed Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 from service early this morning for a planned refueling outage. While the unit is offline, technicians will replace nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and perform thousands of tests and preventive maintenance activities to keep the … Continue reading Exelon : CALVERT CLIFFS UNIT 2 OFFLINE FOR SCHEDULED REFUELING
Growing economy depends on clean energy After years of economic stagnation, Florida’s economy and demand for electricity are growing. Just last month, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported that the state’s annual growth rate has exceeded the national rate for almost three years, and that all 10 of the state’s major industries have experienced … Continue reading Growing economy depends on clean energy
Nuclear As A Sustainable Stop-Gap? In the space of two days I’ve been faced with the idea that nuclear energy should be a priority — either long-term, or as a stop-gap. The first instance came after Church on Sunday night, when a friend of mine made the mistake of engaging me in conversation about my … Continue reading Nuclear As A Sustainable Stop-Gap?
‘Distortions’ in energy markets hurting FirstEnergy’s nuclear fleet, executive says WASHINGTON — In Donald Moul’s view, the competitive energy market in Pennsylvania isn’t broken. But the rules that govern it are distorting FirstEnergy’s ability to compete. Mr. Moul, vice president of commodity operations for FirstEnergy Solutions, said as much on Tuesday to a room full … Continue reading ‘Distortions’ in energy markets hurting FirstEnergy’s nuclear fleet, executive says