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Nuclear Power Won’t Save the World

It Won’t Even Help

San Onofre nuclear plant (awnisALAN, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Originally published at Green Energy Times.

By George Harvey

An old paradigm

The electricity most of us use comes from a system that was designed mostly over a hundred years ago. It was built around concepts […]

Career Maps to Help Students Connect to Green Building Job Opportunities

Career Maps to Help Students Connect to Green Building Job Opportunities, the Green Generation Workforce Development Initiative is helping high school students prepare for quality, local careers in the growing green buildings sector. Read blog post here: https://irecusa.org/blog/workforce-development-training/using-career-maps-to-help-students-connect-learning-with-future-careers/.

Agora Energy Technologies — Not Your Average Flow Battery

Redox flow battery. Image by Colintheone, CC-BY-SA 4.0.

George Harvey

Transitioning to renewable energy and eliminating the use of fossil fuels will be far easier if we have really good battery technology. The technology we have today is vastly superior to what there was around fifty years ago, but it will […]

Online Guide from CESA Explores States’ Efforts to Achieve 100% Clean Energy

On August 19, 2021, The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) released a Guide to 100% Clean Energy States (https://bit.ly/CESAStateGuidetoCleanEnergy). The Guide includes information about the goals, timelines, legislation, and plans of 18 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that have adopted 100% clean electricity goals. Together, these jurisdictions represent 44 percent of […]

When It Comes to Nuclear Power, “Advanced” Isn’t Always Better

A detailed UCS technical analysis raises safety, security, and sustainability concerns around new reactor technologies.

Russelville Power Plant in Arkansas. (Edibobb/Wikpedia)

Elliott Negin, Senior Writer for Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Nuclear power proponents have long been prone to wishful thinking. Back in 1954, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss famously predicted that […]

REV2021 Virtual Conference: REV it Up! Climate Action, Equity and Resilience

October 18-19 and October 26, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) will host its 21st Annual Conference, a two-part, virtual event. “Thought leaders,” advocates, entrepreneurs, elected officials, state agency heads and regulators, will convene virtually for in depth discussions on this year’s theme, REV It Up: Climate Action, Equity and Resilience. Each session features opportunities for networking, […]

DOE Publishes a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment, and Notice of Public Webinar Pertaining to Standards for Manufactured Housing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). EISA directs DOE to base the standards on the latest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), […]

Renewable Energy Vermont Welcomes Peter Sterling as Interim Executive Director

Peter Sterling joined Renewable Energy Vermont as Interim Executive Director this week. Over his career, Peter has established himself as an effective advocate on a range of issues including access to affordable health care, protection of our natural resources, and promoting economic justice.“There has never been a more urgent moment in the fight against […]

Impressive Solar Progress in New York State

The 6.1-MW array in Bethel, New York. (Courtesy photo)

George Harvey

One thing about some renewable energy technologies is how astonishingly quickly they can be developed. It is common for a developer to announce the start of a major development that is to be finished in six months, and follow that […]

Tide Power Generators to Drop Near Boston

Hull, MA became the first town on the eastern seaboard to sport a commercial wind turbine. The wind turbine is located at the tip of the peninsula next to the Hull High School and sports field. Note the white building where the wood pilings are seen for a possible deployment of the tidal-turbine-system, […]