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Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy got a second wind in Illinois, the state legislature there passed a law that permits two of its existing nuclear plants to receive subsidies that will keep them alive. Exelon Corp., which has six nuclear plants in Illinois, will now keep open its Clinton and Quad Cities facilities that will save 4,200 jobs.

Great Britain Gives the Go-Ahead to Build First Nuclear Plant in Twenty Years

Great Britain Gives the Go-Ahead to Build First Nuclear Plant in Twenty Years

Before the vote to exit the European Union, Great Britain had considered nuclear power its silver bullet — the one to help it reduce its carbon emissions while also keeping the lights on. But all that almost changed after the so-called Brexit vote — when the newly sworn in Prime … Read more »

Nuclear Energy May Rise Again

Nuclear Energy May Rise Again

In 2014, the Energy Department said it could potentially make $12.5 billion available to build advanced reactors. As for Terrestrial Energy, it is asking for as much as $1.2 billion to build a 195 megawatt molten salt reactors. They can burn “thorium” that may not only be safer but also create less radioactive waste than uranium.

Huge Step for Zero-Carbon Replacement of Diablo Canyon

Huge Step for Zero-Carbon Replacement of Diablo Canyon

Operating California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant past its 2025 license expiration would cost more than twice what many had anticipated, and significantly more than replacing it with energy efficiency and renewable resources, according to an analysis submitted today to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by the plant owner.

The Granddaddy of the Climate Change Movement is Trying to Save Nuclear Energy in California

Nuclear power has a powerful advocate: James Hansen, the grandfather of the climate change movement. His latest move is to step on behalf of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Diablo Canyon, which is set to retire in 2025.

New York Adopts Historic “50 by ’30” Renewables Goal

New York Adopts Historic “50 by ’30” Renewables Goal

Building on its record of climate leadership, New York cements its position as a national renewable energy leader today with a New York Public Service Commission (PSC) order requiring that 50 percent of the state’s electricity must from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind power by 2030. New York, … Read more »

Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Site May Become a Hotbed for Solar Energy Development

Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Site May Become a Hotbed for Solar Energy Development

More than 30 years ago in spring of 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power station melted down. Now uninhabitable, the Ukrainian government may how found another use for the roughly 1,600 square mile of land: a solar station.

China’s Research Into Thorium Will Have Implications for Nuclear Energy In the United States

China’s Research Into Thorium Will Have Implications for Nuclear Energy In the United States

Nuclear energy may have hit a rough patch here in the United States but at least overseas and especially in Asia, it is revving up and preparing to go faster than ever before. What’s less known, however, is just what type of nuclear reactors for which China has plans: molten salt reactors that run on thorium.

New York State Could Set a National Trend with its Clean Energy Standard

New York State Could Set a National Trend with its Clean Energy Standard

New York State is moving forward with an idea that could become a harbinger of things to come, nationally. It’s the Clean Energy Standard, which focuses more on producing clean power and less on renewable energy standards.

Desalination is Helping San Diego Avert Drought. Is the Technology Useful Elsewhere?

San Diego County has long faced drought conditions. But a new desalination plant has changed all that, allowing the area to get 50 million gallons of fresh drinking water everyday, or enough to serve 400,000 people and 10 percent of the area’s population.

Three Amigos Work to Cut Carbon while California’s Amigos Work to Cut Carbon-Free Nuclear

Three Amigos Work to Cut Carbon while California’s Amigos Work to Cut Carbon-Free Nuclear

While the “Three Amigos” are meeting in Ottawa to discuss ways to limit their carbon emissions, a different group of friends — or shall we say ‘adversaries’ — are meeting in California to ditch its remaining nuclear plant — that provides 8 percent of the state’s electricity and that is also carbon free.