Nuclear

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Vogtle nuclear power plant will continue construction: $27.5 billion and rising

After years of delays and gigantic cost overruns, two co-owners voted Monday afternoon to keep building two half-completed Georgia reactors that were once touted as the leading edge of a torrent of new nuclear power plants in the United States. The current builder—Southern Company’s subsidiary Southern Nuclear—has vowed there will be no more overruns. But officials there made the […]

September 25th

Nuclear reactors in hurricanes: 5 questions answered

Hurricane Florence may affect the operations of several of the 16 nuclear reactors located in the Carolinas and Virginia, raising concerns about safety and power outages. Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, explains why nuclear power stations must take precautions during big storms. By Theodore J. […]

September 16th

Trump ditched the Iran Nuclear Agreement; now Iran says Europe can’t save it.

Circumstances change, of course, but Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei indicated Wednesday that Europe may not be able to salvage the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and abandoned by the Trump regime this spring. He also said there is no way Iran will negotiate with “indecent and confrontational” U.S. officials to produce a new […]

September 1st

New data shows coal and nuclear slump while solar and wind surge

Reports published over recent weeks by the US Government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) have revealed that coal and nuclear continue their decline across the country, while renewable energy continues to surge. Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica So far this month, the EIA has published its “Electric Power Monthly” report and its “Short-Term Energy […]

August 14th

Trump disses EU allies, pushes us closer to war with Iran over nuclear deal

The squatter in the White House was in Europe this week trashing U.S. allies, making gauzy remarks about leaving NATO unless the other members pay a bigger share of the alliance’s costs, politically damaging the British prime minister, lying about what he clearly said in a taped interview, insulting the Queen, lining himself up unequivocally with white nationalists, […]

July 16th

Will Pompeo’s 3rd N Korea trip bring anything except more Trump tweets?

The squatter in the White House who last August promised to deliver to North Korea “fire and fury like the world has never seen” tweeted Tuesday morning that “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” He also said the United States is having “good conversations” with the dictatorial dynasty of Kim Jong Un. Pr*sident Trump obviously […]

July 5th

After an epic week of screw-ups, Trump attempts to screw up North Korea nukes, too

During a week when the squatter in the White House and his minions utterly botched the child migrant crisis that he himself did so much to create, when he blew up any chance of an immigration bill clearing Congress, when his tariff moves generated talk of a trade war-spawned recession and nudged investors into an 8-day stock plunge on the Dow, Donald J. Trump challenged Pr*sident […]

June 24th

North Korea nuclear site shutdown: Trump’s “big win”… isn’t

So Donald Trump mars the good news of freeing three American prisoners in North Korea by trashing President Obama for failing to do so, even though two of them were detained after Trump himself had become pr*sident, and by ignoring the fact Obama had gotten 11 prisoners held by North Korea released during the time he was in office. And Kim Jong-un gets […]

May 12th