A double first for China with two new nuclear power plants

From IEEE Spectrum (h/t to GWPF) Safer reactors designed in the U.S. and Europe make their power grid debuts in China Call it the world’s slowest photo finish. After several…

Meet the Green Nuclear Engineering Graduates who Want to Save the Planet from Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NPR, since 2001 there has been a surge in young people graduating with nuclear engineering qualifications, who are driven by the desire to…

President Trump Moves to Rescue Coal, Nuclear Plants

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t john – The White House has ordered Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prevent the loss of more coal and nuclear plants, to ensure…

VOX Attacks the Sierra Club for their Anti-Nuclear, Anti-hydro Stance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall VOX author David Roberts worries the Sierra Club are not being practical, with their opposition to any low carbon power generation technology other than solar…

Grist: Bernie Sanders, Sierra Club Impeding CO2 Reductions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Meteorologist and Grist author Eric Holthaus thinks the only way to save the planet from rising CO2 emissions is to embrace nuclear power. It’s time…

Greens Demand Renewable Capacity to Replace the 2.3GW Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Green are worried they are about to get duped once again into facilitating a massive increase in Californian CO2 emissions. Diablo Canyon to Close Without…

End of a dream as the nuclear power industry dies a slow death

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. With enhancements by Anthony Watts Summary: After decades of promises about its potential, the window of opportunity is closing for nuclear power.…

'Coal plants keep closing on Trump's watch'… And why it doesn't matter to the Resurgence of the American Coal Industry!

Guest post by David Middleton Over the past 10 months or so, articles like this have been a “dime-a-dozen”… ENERGY TRANSITIONS Coal plants keep closing on Trump’s watch Benjamin Storrow,…

"Failing Nuclear Power Is Good For Coal"

Guest post by David Middleton Scana Corp. announced Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the U.S. Project costs ballooned in recent…

NASA to Test Fission Power for Future Mars Colony

By Irene Klotz, Space.com Contributor, Original Story on Space.com Here An artist’s impression of a nuclear power system, consisting of four separate fission reactors, for Mars habitats. Credit: NASA/Kilopower As…

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to…

EIA data shows wind & solar provide only 3.2% of U.S. 2016 energy

Submitted by Larry Hamlin A recent EIA report  on energy production shows that wind and solar despite receiving tens of billions in government subsidies provided only 3.2% of U.S. energy…

The Guardian: "Climate change is an energy problem, so let's talk honestly about nuclear"

Guest post by David Middleton While I probably share some of the author’s views on nuclear power, I think we would have to start out by “talking honestly” about climate…

Waste From Solar Panels: 300 Times That of Nuclear Power

Note: The title of the post was changed at 5:12 PM CDT, June 29, 2017.  The original title was “Toxic Waste From Solar Panels: 300 Times That of Nuclear Power.”  Please…

Green Schism: Guardian Contributor Accuses Greenpeace of Misleading about Nuclear Power

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If Greens want to decarbonise the economy to prevent climate change, why are they so opposed to nuclear power? A small but growing number of…

Brexit Britain on EU Green Targets: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain is preparing to ditch EU Green Targets, on the grounds they promote useless renewables at the expense of plausible solutions to reducing greenhouse gas…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 3

Guest essay by Roger Graves This post deals with the disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power stations, and whether our fears concerning it are justified. You can also read…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 2

Guest essay by Roger Graves In a recent post I discussed the exaggerated fears our society seems to have about nuclear power. One of the primary objections to nuclear power…

FEAR OF NUCLEAR

Guest essay by Roger Graves Whether or not one accepts the need to reduce CO2 emissions, a power source capable of providing reliable base load power with minimal fuel requirements…

Nuclear Breakthrough Needed

Guest essay by David Archibald The good and the great are uneasy about the state of the world. They know that our current standard of civilisation has been made possible…

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: "We Need Nuclear Power"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, until recently a leading figure in the campaign to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO laws, now wants bipartisan support to fix the…

First new nuclear power plant in U.S. in 20 years goes online

TVA’s Watts Bar Unit 2 Achieves Commercial Operation The plant is located on 1,700 acres on the northern end of the Chickamauga Reservoir near Spring City, in East Tennessee. Each…

The Game Changer: HuffPost Embraces Nuclear Power

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Huffpost has published a very supportive post, about New York State embracing nuclear power as an equal player in the low carbon energy game. The…

Environmental Conflict Goes Nuclear – a civil war erupts over CO2 reduction strategy

After yesterday’s announcement that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would close after a back room deal was forged between PG&E and environmental groups, a schism has developed By Robert Bradley…