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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On June 12, 1982 – 34 years ago today – over 1 million people flooded the streets of New York City to demand an end to nuclear weapons. To this day, it is still the largest political demonstration in American history.
This unprecedented level of organizing and activism was directly responsible for the decline in […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]