Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Two options for baseload electricity: fossil fuels and nuclear power

If you have only time to read one article today, you might consider this one:  Iowa roots: James Hansen speaks truth to power Readers might recall Mr. Hansen joining three other distinguished scientists (Dr. Ken Caldeira, Senior Scientist, Department of Global … Continue reading

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Thorium reactors – worth another peek?

Well, talk about coincidence!  In a post a couple of days ago I mentioned Thorium reactors as a possible nuclear energy alternative. I linked a video, embedded below for your convenience, which discusses the potential for Thorium Molten-Salt Reactors as … Continue reading

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Industrial wind and the PTC – Permanent Tin Cup

Senator Lamar Alexander notes in his recent speech before the Senate that the production tax credit (PTC) sought by the heavily funded American Wind Energy Association lobby was initially intended to be a temporary tax break when it began in … Continue reading

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USS John C. Stennis – modern technology at its finest!

As if we needed another example of why the push to industrial wind is such a fool’s errand: “Its two nuclear reactors generate enough power for a small city.  The ship doesn’t have to refuel for another 22 years.” That’s … Continue reading

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Market Watch: “It’s time to expose the myth that nuclear power is more costly than wind, solar and other renewables.”

“Nuclear Plants Produce Lower Cost Power Than Other Forms of New Clean Energy, Such as Wind and Solar, Says CEO (Don Gillispie) of Alternate Energy Holdings” A 45-year veteran of the nuclear industry, Gillispie has the experience and numbers to … Continue reading

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President Putin in 2012? Bet your legacy on it!

Readers might recall a post from a couple of days ago when we quoted Vladimir Putin saying, “Nuclear energy only alternative to oil, gas.” Rejects other alternative energy approaches as “claptrap.” Well, he told the Valdai International Discussion Club that “nuclear … Continue reading

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Putin: “Nuclear energy only alternative to oil, gas.” Rejects other alternative energy approaches as “claptrap.”

Seems our Russian friends have a renewable energy plan, and it’s interesting what it doesn’t emphasize. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stated at the September 9 meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club that “nuclear energy is the only alternative … Continue reading

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UK Media suggests Energy Secretary Huhne position on nuclear is admission that renewable energy systems “won’t be sufficient to meet the nation’s energy needs.”

The  Energy Collective post, “New tune for UK new nuclear build?” notes that the United Kingdom’s Energy Secretary appears to have softened his consistently negative rhetoric about Nuclear Power Plants. According to the post, “the BBC reports that Huhne said in a radio interview “the government is … Continue reading

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US approves offshore windmills … China to build two nuclear reactors for Pakistan. Am I missing something?

This, from the Boston.com:  Interior secretary approves Cape Wind plan, nation’s first offshore wind farm This, from the Financial Times:  China to build reactors in Pakistan This is beyond incredible!

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Senator Lamar Alexander: “‘National Windmill Policy’ Equivalent of ‘Going to War in Sailboats’”

Press release from Lamar Alexander’s Senate Web Page: April 20 2010 U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), in advance of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, this Thursday, April 22, delivered an address today on the floor of the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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