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Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

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


Friends Of The Earth Blasts TVA Plan For Memphis

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.


The Polar Vortex And The Green New Deal: Theory Vs. Reality

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.


Tesla’s Rocket Problem, & What Would You YIMBY?

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



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