Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

CleanTechnica

The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Cleantech News Health Nuclear Energy bbc meltdown nuclear meltdown Nuclear power nuclear safety risk analysis safet

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. Supporting nuclear power is a clear signal about how serious a candidate is about climate change and how serious they are about science

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Nuclear power hinders fight against climate change

Eco-Business

Countries investing in renewables are achieving carbon reductions far faster than those which opt to back nuclear power

Japan Wants To Release One Million Tons Of Contaminated Water From The Fukushima Disaster Into The Pacific

CleanTechnica

Tepco, the owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, wants to discharge of a million tons of contaminated water into the ocean over the next several decades. Nuclear Energy aquacutlture Climate change contaminated water fukushima nuclear power plant oceans

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? And it doesn’t save any money at all

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? Alternative Energy alternative energy alternative energy politics nuclearThis mixed reception is the product of domestic energy prices, safety concerns and the historical crises that engendered them. With the accident at.

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. Last month, the Pacific Northwest’s onlynuclear plantwas ordered to keep the heat during record cold and snow because wind and gas couldn’t keep up

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. That’s because nuclear is the best source of low-C energy and actually produces most of our low-C electricity, over 800 billion kWhs – twice as much as all renewables

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

Nuclear Power - Where's The Uranium Coming From?

Jim Conca

Mostly from Canada and Australia. The bottom line is that there’s lots and lots of U in the world, and more keeps being discovered. U resources increased about 25% over the last decade, which has kept prices low. As long as we don’t go to war with Canada, we should be OK for a long time to come

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.

Coal Dropped from 26.9% of US Electricity to 17.7% in 3 Years

CleanTechnica

Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that's down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in.

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 Isaac and Helene are fast on her heels.

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. There are over a hundred nuclear reactors, which are actually small modular reactors, that power 86 submarines and aircraft carriers

Renewable Energy = 22.2% of US Electricity in 1st Half of 2020 (Charts)

CleanTechnica

Following up on our report on US power capacity additions in the first half of 2020, this article covers electricity generation in the first half of 2020.

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

R-Squared Energy

Last week someone asked me “Are you pro- or anti-nuclear?” My thinking is more along the lines of “Can we meet global carbon dioxide emission targets without nuclear power?” Further, these regions have managed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while reducing nuclear power.

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 ‘cannot rival renewable energy’

Eco-Business

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

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. Thirty desal plants produces a billion gallons/day and would cost the same as a water pipeline stealing water from the Pacific Northwest

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

CleanTechnica

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

Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

CleanTechnica

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load.

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

'Missing link': Could nuclear power up the clean hydrogen industry?

Business Green

The world can meet the Paris climate goals and save "trillions" of dollars by building a new generation of modular nuclear reactors to create clean hydrogen, a new report suggests.

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. Save $42 to lose 5 billion kWhs of carbon-free electricity by building gas plants, or to spend $2 billion on new wind farms

Hitachi ditches UK nuclear power projects

Business Green

Developer Horizon Nuclear Power, which is owned by the Japanese engineering conglomerate, this morning confirmed it was fully winding down all its current development activities for the two projects, both of which had already been on ice due to difficulties in securing additional investor partners.

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. Nuclear: By the Numbers. In 2018, the world produced 2,701 terawatt-hours (TWh) of nuclear power. But global nuclear power generation has risen every year since 2012.

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

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

CleanTechnica

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. Indeed, in real life, there are farmlands in Japan that are ruined, land that cannot be cultivated anymore. The Nikkei Asian Review reports mountainous areas where population outflows continue.

Nuclear power: still 'no thanks' in 2020?

Business Green

Peter Michaelis, head of Liontrust's Sustainable Investment Team, considers whether new nuclear power is a worthwhile investment in the race to net zero. Nuclear generation, in absolute terms, has never been higher, with close to 450 reactors around the world.

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

CleanTechnica

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. Clean Power Fossil Fuels coal Friends of the Earth Memphis Light Gas & Water Nuclear power Renewable Energy Tennessee Valley AuthorityThat's a bad deal, says Friends of the Earth.

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. The engineering giant is leading a consortium bid to build Small Modular Reactors (SMR) at old nuclear sites in Cumbria and Wales. But some experts warn smaller reactors could push costs up, citing the nuclear industry's long history of cost-overruns with new reactor designs.

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

DeSmogBlog

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. Tags: nuclear energy Bernie Sanders action on climate change Michael Shellenberger Manhattan Institute Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy