September 28th, 2020 | by George Harvey
The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Some are predictably spot-on. Some are predictably off, with the true value turning out to be greater by a factor of two or more. And some are predictably, and sometimes demonstrably, off by at least an order of magnitude. Which number falls into which category seems to depend entirely on what it is to be used for
August 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
For the first time in many years, the TVA is offering to lower electricity prices to its customers by 3% if they will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement. That's a bad deal, says Friends of the Earth.
March 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Portland State University claim the US could still meet its commitment to lower its carbon emissions agreed to in Paris if it replaced all its coal fired generating stations with a mix of renewables, natural gas, and biofuels by 2024.
February 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Wood Mackenzie studied electricity usage in the US during the recent polar vortex weather event and determined that there is insufficient renewable energy resources and battery storage available at present to keep the electrical grid operating during such times of high stress.
August 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Humans need freshwater to survive, but squander massive amounts of water to make electricity. Renewables require almost no water to operate, making them ideal for conserving our precious natural resources.
May 2nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
California set records for solar power and renewable energy at the end of April. The California ISO is learning how to do a better job of balancing demand with the available supply of renewables.
April 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
New Jersey has set a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030, bringing it in line with similar policies by California and New York. But it's not all good news, as the governor also favors subsidies for nuclear power.
February 13th, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Tesla’s rocket problem is that Elon Musk’s companies are simply great with challenging stuff, but challenged greatly by simple stuff. Well, that may be a bit too cliche — his companies are also good at simple stuff — but the little details can often jam up otherwise world-changing plans
December 27th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
The International Uranium Film Festival brings awareness of the hazards of uranium extraction processes and nuclear power production to audiences around the world
December 28th, 2015 | by Tina Casey
Originally published on Solar Love. Opponents of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England, got something [&hellip
February 5th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
Everyone’s talking about the Stanford-Times climate change poll that came out last Thursday. Simply, it showed that Americans are way ahead [&hellip
November 14th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Energy Post. By Sonja van Renssen Current events risk distracting governments “from recognising and tackling the longer-term [&hellip
September 18th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
Would you like to know how US power plants stack up to the rest of the world’s in terms of [&hellip
August 18th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
Two 1,117-MW nuclear power plants being constructed at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power site in Fairfield County for South Carolina [&hellip
August 17th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
It’s nice not to be talking about imports from Canada in terms of oil this time. The U.S. Department of [&hellip
August 11th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
In a video released just last month, Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute points out that the lower cost, [&hellip
July 8th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
(Reactor unit locations highlighted on TEPCO’s website map.) The Tokyo Electric Power Company nuclear power complex at Fukushima 1 has suffered [&hellip