Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Important Media Cross-Post3
Nuclear Energy’s US & Global Exit
October 30th, 2012 by Important Media Cross-Post
Quite frankly, expensive and inflexible nuclear energy can’t compete with cheap renewables and natural gas. Nuclear is making its exit, slowly but nonetheless. Below are two recent stories from sister site Red, Green, and Blue on this matter that are really worth a read:
Nuclear reactors? On the way out… (via Red Green & Blue)
Our fleet of nuclear reactors may be bigger than it was in 1916… but it’s about to start shrinking. A Wisconsin power company has announced it will shut down one of its aging reactors… and there are a dozen more that are failing. Market forces are at work here… While conservatives (who love…
More Nails in Nuclear’s Coffin (via Red Green & Blue)
I was quite pleased to find out today that the Kewaunee nuclear-power plant in Wisconsin will close next year. Partly I was happy because the owner of this plant is Dominion Resources, which is trying to decide if it wants to build another reactor near my home in Louisa County, Virginia. Dominion stepping…
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