- “Britain Was Promised A Bold And Visionary Energy Plan. But We’ve Been Sold A Dud” • The double threat of climate crisis and war requires an urgent response. The government supplied its energy security strategy, which includes eye-catching headlines, especially on expanding nuclear power. But it fails on immediate, pressing problems. [The Guardian]
- “Three-Quarters Of Britons Back Expansion Of Wind Power, Poll Reveals” • In an Opinium poll, 79% of Tory voters said they were strongly or somewhat in favor of windfarms being installed in the UK, compared with 83% of Labour voters and 88% of Lib Dems. Only 46% of all voters favored new nuclear power stations in principle. [The Guardian]
- “Hundreds Rally In Plymouth To Prevent Nuclear Wastewater Dumping Into Cape Cod Bay” • Hundreds of people are voicing their opposition to a proposal to dump a million gallons of processed radioactive water from Plymouth’s decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station into the ocean off the coast of Massachusetts. [WCVB-TV]
- “Over 100 NYC Streets Will Be Car-Free For Earth Day” • More than 100 streets in New York City’s five boroughs will go car-free to celebrate Earth Day, Saturday, April 23, from 11 AM to 5 PM. For the fifth year in a row, the city will mark the occasion by closing streets to vehicles, according to a news release from the NYC Department of Transportation. [CNN]
- “Georgia Power Presents Plan To Reduce Reliance On Coal, Boost Use Of Renewables” • Executives from Georgia Power Co outlined the utility’s planned mix of generating sources for the next 20 years in Public Service Commission hearings. Their plan is to close nine coal and three oil-burning plants and install 2.3 GW of renewables by 2029. [The Augusta Chronicle]
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