Assessing The Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Generation

Life cycle resource use of nuclear power generation considering total material requirement

France’s Nuclear Shutdown Hits 50% of Reactors, Squeezing Supply

The nuclear fleet is crucial, and can supply more than two thirds of the country’s power, so the halts could potentially worsen Europe’s supply crisis.

Highlights from Marc Morano’s interview with Benji Backer

Marc Morano sat down with Benji Backer to discuss the climate issues of the day. Here are the highlights from that interview.

The Philippines Sees the (Nuclear) Light

What it doesn’t have is ample indigenous energy resources; high electricity prices have hurt it competitively against its Southeast Asian neighbors.

China Continues To Laugh At Western “Green Energy” Foolishness

The rescue of the planet’s climate will make worthwhile our sacrifices in the form of higher energy prices, increased taxes to support subsidies to renewable energy, and restrictions on lifestyle.

As Germany’s Green Dream Becomes A Nightmare, Asia And Russia Power Ahead With Nuclear Power

The prospects of this emerging renaissance of nuclear power seem to have already attracted the attention of smart money investors growing tired of technology stocks such as Tesla or Facebook.

Shift to Nuclear Brightens Asian Energy Future

This huge difference in the nuclear priorities of the East and the West may increase in the coming years as nuclear proponents face opposition from the climate collective — unless…

Small Modular Reactors are needed in African countries

However a huge advantage of an HTMR-100 is that the reactor can be placed anywhere. Furthermore, a single reactor can have it own electricity grid, not necessarily connected to the…

Nuclear Power: Dangerous Hope to Soften CO2 Pricing

This exchange with a sophisticated nuclear proponent is illustrative of the current debate regarding the future of nuclear power (my thoughts here). I would note the following having engaged Mr. Bryan:

Nuclear Power: A Free Market View

The decision to build new capacity, or the decision to operate-versus-retire, should be based on stand-alone economics, without government favor or penalty.

Nuclear Power Not Welcome at COP26

“The nuclear industry provides most of the world’s CO2-free power, but is barred from UN IPCC meetings and even barred from the adjacent exhibit hall. Clearly UN IPCC does not…

UK Relying On Europe For A Fifth Of Its Power

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT AUGUST 22, 2021 By Paul Homewood h/t Dennis Ambler https://gridwatch.co.uk/demand We’re currently relying on Europe for 16% of our electricity, as wind…

2020 Global Energy Data Shows Fossil Fuels Completely Dominate World Energy Use

The world’s developing nations completely dominate global energy use and emissions and are unwaveringly committed to future economically driven increased use of fossil fuels for energy growth with resulting future…

Logistics and Costs for Australia to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 2050

Massive industrial and economic disruption. Unreliable energy. Higher energy prices reducing Australia’s international competitiveness.

The Guardian Demands More Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change, Slams Plant Closures

According to The Guardian, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Closure of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant was a big step backwards in the battle to reduce CO2 emissions.

Summary UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2019

As Government imposes more Renewables onto the Power industry, Power supply managers face major problems, as Political decisions insist on the impractical collection dilute and irregularly intermittent “Renewable Energy”. The…

The Day After Tomorrow: Renewables Fail Edition

Guest “The best laid plans of mice and men…” by David Middleton Note: I had originally titled this post, The Day After Tomorrow: ERCOT Fail Edition, and ERCOT did fail.…

Road to Climate Neutrality

“In addition to the energy sector, the climate debate also needs a transition. From ideology and wishful thinking, to facts, figures and rationality.”

An Upbeat Look at Nuclear with Rod Adams

Robert Bryce’s Power Hungry podcast has a excellent interview with longtime nuclear energy blogger and podcaster Rod Adams. It’s almost two hours and has rather few views so I thought…

Nuking the anti-nuke crowd

How has the Trump Administration fared in meeting the multiple challenges that have slowed the growth of nuclear energy in the U.S. to a near-halt? And what are the prospects…

German Renewable Energy Insanity: Shutting Down a 5 Year Old Coal Plant, No Plan to Fill the Energy Gap

According to the German climate website Kalte Sonne, the renewables obsessed German and city of Hamburg governments intend to shut down local coal and nuclear power plants, but have no…

The future of nuclear: power stations could make hydrogen, heat homes and decarbonise industry

Nuclear power has provided low-carbon electricity to the UK for over 60 years and today it generates 17% of the country’s electricity. Until mid-2018, 15 nuclear reactors were the country’s…

10 of 10 “highest-generating U.S. power plants were” not renewables.

Guest “No energy transition for you!” by David Middleton SEPTEMBER 25, 2020In 2019, 9 of the 10 highest-generating U.S. power plants were nuclear plants According to U.S. Energy Information Administration…

Californian Blackout Fury: “It’s Not Just the Heat, It’s Also the Anti-Nuclear Power Stupidity”

The utter failure of renewables to deliver during the Californian heatwave appears to be creating a surge of interest in reliable energy.