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SUN DAY Campaign Mid-Year Report

Solar and Wind Increase 16% and Retain Status as Fastest Growing Sources of U.S. Electricity. They Now Provide Over One-Eight of Total Generation, as All Renewable Sources Combined Continue to Expand Their Lead Over coal and Nuclear Power.

Washington DC – Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than […]

SUN DAY Campaign: Renewables Hit New Record!

Provide More Than One-Quarter Of U.S. Electricity

Washington DC – Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In May […]

What’s Going On in New York?

The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear

Michel Lee

In January 2017, two actions took place in New York that could significantly affect the energy system and policy of the state. The first was the signing on January 9th of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear […]

A Warming World Needs Nuclear Power?

Roy Morrison

California currently uses 32% renewable power with a mandate for 100 percent renewables by 2045. Capital cost for utility scale solar is about $1.00 per watt and falling with zero fuel costs.

New nukes are several times as expensive plus fuel plus waste treatment with ever-rising costs.

We do […]

Jan. 10th DEC Lunch: The Social Cost of Nuclear Power

Fukushima prefecture in Japan is the site of a 2011 tsunami and nuclear accident after a major earthquake off the east coast of Japan. Despite the very minor release of radiation into the atmosphere, the disaster has had profound effects on the lives of the local citizens. Dr. Davies will share field notes and invite […]

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

Meeting on Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

Vermont Public Service Department Announces November 12, 2015 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Panel seeks written public input on Advisory Opinions.

Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6:00 PM to […]

Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Vermont Public Service Department Announces May 28 Meeting of Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday May 28, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Brattleboro Union High […]

Goodbye Vermont Yankee

We’re doin’ fine…

By George Harvey

The reaction of some to the final shutdown of the Vermont Yankee (VY) nuclear plant was predictable. One national investment publication focused on the factoid that Vermont had lost 70% of its electric power. Notice, I said “factoid.” A factoid is something that looks like a fact, […]

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Meeting

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced that the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Wednesday January 28, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the Autumn Room at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 1380 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vermont.

The agenda for the January […]