Nuclear Power And The 2020 Presidential Candidates

Jim Conca

14 candidates support nuclear in some way, 9 do not, and 1 is unclear. Leading climate scientists say we can't address climate change without nuclear power.

Nuclear Power Plants - Refueling Amid COVID-19

Jim Conca

Nuclear plants refuel only once every two years. Local officials in Pennsylvania asked Limerick Nuclear Plant to delay refueling, but the company says refueling is needed for vital reliable power to the region's hospitals and critical facilities

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Nuclear Power Does Slow Climate Change

Jim Conca

Why are we trying to close nuclear plants that have been relicensed as safe for another 20 yrs? As all climate scientists agree, prematurely closing nuclear plants is bad for the climate. To save a penny to spend on renewables and say that helps climate change?

Will Nuclear Power Grow in the Future?

U.S. Green Technology

Nuclear power is a polarizing subject in the United States. Research has shown an even split in public opinion, with 49% of Americans in favor of nuclear power and 49% against it. The post Will Nuclear Power Grow in the Future?

Nuclear Power Always Ready For Extreme Weather

Jim Conca

As more Polar Vortices, Bomb Cyclones and massive hurricanes pummel America, nuclear plants keep putting out max power when other sources can’t.

U.S. CO2 Emissions Rise As Nuclear Power Plants Close

Jim Conca

Closing nuclear power plants ahead of schedule is a bad idea if you care about the environment, if you care about carbon emissions.

America’s Nuclear Navy Still The Masters Of Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

America’s Nuclear Navy is one of the oldest and largest nuclear organizations in the world, and has the world’s best safety record of any industry of any kind.

Small-Scale Nuclear Power Plants – Have We Reached an Inflection Point?

CleanTech Group

Energy & Power Nuclear Small Scale Nuclear Power Plants Small Scale Nuclear Power PlantLast week two barge-mounted reactors in Russia started providing electricity to the coastal town of Pevek, marking the official start of operations for.

Hurricane Florence No Problem For Nuclear Power Plants

Jim Conca

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, the most powerful storm to hit so far north in the U.S. Devastation is expected on many fronts, but the nuclear power plants are ready and will weather these storms better than almost anything else

Nuclear power ‘cannot rival renewable energy’


Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say

Commentary: Nuclear Power Does Slow Climate Change

CleanTech Alliance

Contrary to claims by those who just don’t like nuclear, every time nuclear plants close, carbon emissions go up. The unnecessary closing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power […]. Source: James Conca, Forbes, Nov 25, 2019 Indeed it does. Using opaque financial jargon, grandiose claims for renewables, and political spin, doesn’t change this. There a number of examples. Commentary

Any Green New Deal Is Dead Without Nuclear Power

Jim Conca

But the roll-out hiccupped a bit on the role of nuclear energy, at first dissing it, then saying “clean was OK”. Which is good since without nuclear it won’t work Congressional members rolled out their "Green New Deal" in February that calls for a rapid shift to carbon-free energy.

Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy

Jim Conca

Like all nuclear power plants, the nuclear plant near Richland, WA provides a significant economic boon to the region, providing over 9 billion kWhs of carbon-free electricity at-cost, $690 million in economic output and supporting 4,000 jobs/year, all while continuing to break production records

Can Nuclear Power Plants Resist Attacks Of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)?

Jim Conca

NuScale has made their new small modular reactor resistant to electromagnetic pulses, among all other disaster scenarios, and most other reactor designs should follow. EMPs are one of those things many people think is fake, or over-blown, or a conspiracy theorist’s dream. But they are real

How 1,500 Nuclear-Powered Water Desalination Plants Could Save The World From Desertification

Jim Conca

And even better to power them with small nuclear reactors. Many plans have been hatched to bring more water to CA, but it’s better to build desalination plants.

Ad Astra, With Solar Power (& A Weird New Form Of Nuclear Power) | #CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview


The powerful new movie Ad Astra gives solar power fans a lot to chew on while plumbing the mysteries of outer space and the human soul. Clean Power Media Solar Energy Ad Astra Electricity Energy films movies Renewable Energy

Climate Change, Capitalism And Nuclear Power -- The Closing Of Duane Arnold

Jim Conca

NextEra Energy will close Iowa’s only nuclear plant in 2020. Officials say closing the nuclear plant will save as much as $42/year in savings for residential customers.

Commentary: Bitter Cold Stops Coal, While Nuclear Power Excels

CleanTech Alliance

Source: James Conca, Forbes, Nov 29, 2019 As I woke up to Thanksgiving yesterday, I realized we in the Pacific Northwest had been cyclone bombed for the holiday. A Bomb Cyclone is when the barometric pressure drops by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. The winds were wicked last night and kept us awake […]. Commentary

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

R-Squared Energy

Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race. Today, I want to discuss nuclear energy. First, I will cover the statistics on nuclear energy, but then I want to highlight why it is important that we continue to develop and advance nuclear technology.

Metamorphosis In Fukushima — Installing 11 Solar Power Plants & 10 Wind Power Plants


How does one renew an area devastated by nuclear waste? One of the dreams depicts the horror and abyss after the fallout of a nuclear accident. I think of brilliant Kirusowa's film Dreams.

Nuclear Power Under Attack Again - This Time From The Ballot Box

Jim Conca

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona, our biggest power plant, is under another political attack that could cause Arizona to lose not only its biggest source of electricity of any type, but its biggest source of low-carbon energy, ten times what all of its renewables are producing

Has US Nuclear Power Reached Its Half-Life?

Forbes Green Tech

While nuclear power is growing in some parts of the world, such investments are seen as quite radioactive in the US. Time will tell if small modular reactors are able to provide a new nuclear renaissance, but it appears that the days of building the large plants are over

Friends Of The Earth Blasts TVA Plan For Memphis


For the first time in many years, the TVA is offering to lower electricity prices to its customers by 3% if they will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Rolls-Royce targeting mini nuclear power stations by 2029

Business Green

Rolls-Royce is aiming to have mini nuclear power stations up and running across the UK from 2029, claiming its smaller reactors can produce energy at a cost comparable to renewables projects.

Bernie Sanders' Plan to Phase out Nuclear Power Draws Attacks — Here's Why They're Wrong


One line of attack, coming from many different sources, focuses on Sanders' plan to phase out nuclear power, but the arguments, and who is behind them, deserve a closer look.

Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race

R-Squared Energy

Hydropower still produces more electricity globally than the Renewables category, which consists primarily of rapidly-growing wind and solar power, as well as more mature renewable technologies like geothermal power and power produced from biomass.

Floating Nuclear Power Plants Could Save Numerous Lives

R-Squared Energy

Last month the Akademik Lomonosov, a first-of-its-kind floating nuclear plant built by Russian state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, arrived at Pevek, a port town on the remote Chukotka Peninsula in the Russian Arctic. There, the plant is expected to provide power to about 100,000 homes. However, despite this promise, the Lomonosov has come under fire from anti-nuclear groups. A case in point is Germany, where anti-nuclear sentiment has long historical roots.

What You Need to Know About Nuclear Power


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Nuclear reactor drains un-blocked

Envirotec Magazine

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have used new pipe cleaning technology to solve persistent drain blockage problems at a nuclear power station. The stainless steel 75mm-diameter drains were installed when the power station was built in the 1970s.

Nuclear power can deliver a 'levelled-up' green economy - with the right support from government

Business Green

Sue Ferns of trade union Prospect argues the government can help ensure nuclear power provides a vital plank in the net zero transition. But, with rumours that the new Chancellor is about to foreclose on new nuclear , the government risks sabotaging its own agenda from the outset.

Where Do We Stand On Uranium In The Post-Pandemic Energy World?

Jim Conca

Uranium supply and nuclear power should not be much affected in the post-pandemic world. Uranium has outperformed major commodities this year, even as the energy sector has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic.

Journalists Use Satellite Data to Track Pollution, Kim Jong-Un and More During COVID-19 Pandemic

Planet Pulse

Some steel mills and power plants remain in operation around Beijing, China during the COVID-19 crisis. Planet imagery shows smoke plumes over the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine © 2020, Planet Labs Inc.

Speeding sea level rise threatens nuclear plants


and for nuclear power stations With sea level rise accelerating faster than thought, the risk is growing for coastal cities ?

Dennis Kucinich Wants To Bring Regulation Back To Ohio's Electricity Market

Jim Conca

Nuclear power is under attack from the deregulated energy market in Ohio, but Kucinich, a longstanding opponent to nuclear power, seems to understand the problem better than most. He wants to re-regulate the energy market and doesn’t want to close Ohio’s nuclear plants

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

Jim Conca

US and Canada entered into an agreement on nuclear power cooperation to collaborate on advancing new nuclear reactor designs, especially small modular reactors.

Review of “A Bright Future”


Because the electricity source is nuclear power. We don’t want nuclear power of course, for a lot of reasons: Fear of melt downs Radioactive waste Cancer Mass deaths.

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Shutting Down All Of Japan’s Nuclear Plants After Fukushima Was A Bad Idea

Jim Conca

By now, more Japanese have died from the closing of Japan's nuclear power plants following the 2011 Tohoku quake than from the tsunami and the earthquake combined, which was about 20,000 people.

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Power Plants, But Nuclear Reactors Should Be Impervious

Jim Conca

While the Russians may be able to disrupt electricity transmission in general, and electricity generation from many power plants like natural gas and wind farms, here's why they can’t hack into nuclear power plant operations

As Ohio Decides To Save Its Nuclear Plants, Big Oil Is Displeased

Jim Conca

Ohio passed legislation to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state’s two nuclear power reactors. Which is good since nuclear generates over 90% of the state’s clean energy, its 600 MW of wind notwithstanding.

Why Closing Ohio's Nuke Plants Will End Up Killing More Ohioans

Jim Conca

Debate continues to rage in the Ohio Legislature over legislation that would help nuclear plants continue to produce low-carbon electricity, while also supporting renewables. But failure to enact Bill 6 would also lead to more deaths as coal and gas would be replacing the nuclear power