Archive for 'Conservation'
As it is poised to impose strict regulatory measures on the operation of nuclear power plants, the Nuclear Regulation Authority is increasingly met by opposition that it is making the resumption of plants that are currently offline virtually impossible. Full Story
The smart energy analysts over at Pike Research — which puts out weekly reports I’d love to see but can never afford — recently published an interesting brief, and for once it’s free! It’s a high-level overview of “Five Metatrends to Watch in 2013 and Beyond” in the energy sector. Metatrends! (I really wanted to [...]
SEABROOK — The cracking of safety-related concrete structures at the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant has made a lot of news recently, but the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided not to make the issue a formal part of the hearings on extending the plant’s operating license until 2050. The reason given was based on [...]
By Associated Press, Published: February 19 CARLTON, Wis. — Dominion Resources Inc. says it will proceed with plans to close and decommission its Kewaunee Power Station in northeastern Wisconsin. The Richmond, Va.-based energy provider said Tuesday that the Midwest Independent System Operator determined the shutdown will not hurt the regional electrical grid.
The operator of Florida’s Crystal River nuclear plant sent shockwaves through the state when it announced recently that it was shutting down the facility for good. When nuclear plants have closed elsewhere, locals have cheered. But in Citrus County, it’s been more like a death in the family. Full Story
By Harvey Wasserman Two more atomic dominoes have hit the deck. At least a half-dozen more teeter on the brink, which would take the US reactor count under 100. But can we bury them before the next Fukushima erupts?
Renewable energy sources are booming in Germany, and electric utilities exported more power in 2012 than ever before. But energy experts warn that what sounds like progress has its downsides. Germany began turning off its nuclear power plants 18 months ago, following the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Since then, many in the business and industrial [...]
March 30, 2012 This is big. The $8.3 Billion taxpayer loan for construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s support for the “nuclear renaissance,” may be blocked–by the Obama Administration. You can help make this happen. Sign Petition
While traveling in Japan several weeks ago, Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen took soil samples in Tokyo public parks, playgrounds, and rooftop gardens. All the samples would be considered nuclear waste if found here in the US. This level of contamination is currently being discovered throughout Japan. At the US NRC Regulatory Information Conference in Washington, DC [...]
Harvey Wasserman Nuclear power’s green mountain grassroots demise March 16, 2012 In the wake of Fukushima, grassroots citizen action is shutting the worldwide nuclear power industry. A Solartopian tipping point is upon us in the US, Europe and Japan which will re-define how the human race gets its energy.