Swedish Power Shortages Because of Renewable Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Grant Griffiths – Sweden was a zero carbon nuclear energy leader, but nowadays reliable zero carbon nuclear is the wrong kind of zero carbon electricity. Sweden’s Lack of Electricity Capacity Is Threatening Growth A shift toward renewables is overwhelming the nation’s grid, leaving a potential Olympic Games in 2026 relying on reserve generators.  …

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Powering the future – with no compromises

A molten salt reactor (MSR) is a class of nuclear fission reactor in which the primary nuclear reactor coolant and/or the fuel is a molten salt mixture. MSRs offer multiple advantages over conventional nuclear power plants, although for historical reasons, they have not been deployed. Watch the video: Molten Salt Reactors (from World-Nuclear Association) Molten salt…

Rick Perry Draws Ire For $3.7 Billion Nuclear Energy Bailout

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A free market energy group is criticizing Energy Secretary Rick Perry after he announced nearly $4 billion in loan guarantees for a beleaguered nuclear construction project. “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period,” said Thomas Pyle, the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), in a Friday…

Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Vote To Modernize US Nuclear Fleet

From The Daily Caller Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Vote To Modernize US Nuclear Fleet 7:58 AM 12/22/2018 | Energy Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Congress passed bipartisan legislation that aims to streamline the regulatory process for commercial nuclear plants, bringing relief to an industry that has witnessed decline and uncertainty. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act…

UCS Clarifies Stance on Nuclear Power

From the Union of Concerned Scientists. 7 Things People Got Wrong with our Recent ‘Nuclear Power Dilemma’ Report Steve Clemmer, director of energy research, Clean Energy | November 16, 2018, 1:29 pm EST On November 8, UCS released The Nuclear Power Dilemma: Declining Profits, Plant Closures, and the Threat of Rising Carbon Emissions, which found…

Union of Concerned Scientists For Nukes!

How will this change the doomsday clock? ~ctm From Reason Activist group finally recognizes that it can’t achieve its energy and climate goals without nuclear power. Ronald Bailey|Nov. 13, 2018 4:00 pm The activists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have had a partial change of heart about nuclear power. Back in 2007, the…