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  • McCain Advocates Nuclear Energy

    John McCain delivered his energy and climate speech this afternoon in Houston, and he rightly espoused policies to commence offshore drilling and significantly expand domestic nuclear capacity. As he stressed the difficulty of addressing climate change, he made a compelling case for building new commercial nuclear plants: In Europe and … More

    Canada Goes Nuclear

    Canada is beginning to see nuclear energy as the superior substitute to carbon fuel-based electricity. A number of Canadian environmental activists and government officials are turning to nuclear power and reviving its prestige as the cleanest energy source we can feasibly use. As the Canadian public continues to suffer from … More

    Environmental Hypocrisy

    Hypocrisy is nothing new to celebrities and politicians that make the push to go green. First, it was John Travolta, preaching about the catastrophic consequences global warming with five (yes, five) private jets that he likes to fly for ‘business purposes’. Next, it was Harry Reid getting out of his … More

    Nuclear Reactor Withstands Tornado

    The tornadoes that blew through the Midwest yesterday damaged homes and buildings including a research nuclear reactor facility at Kansas State University. The reactor, a TRIGA Mark II model, has been operating since 1962, making it one of the oldest operating models of its design in America. One might think … More

    2 Out of 3 Americans Favor Building Nuclear Power Plants

    A poll released by Zogby International shows that a strong majority (67%) of Americans favor building nuclear power plants. Republicans are most favorably disposed to nuclear energy (85%), with Independents not far behind (70%). Democrats, although less enthusiastic about building new plants, still have a plurality (49%) in support. The … More

    As the Price of Oil Rises, Fear of Nuclear Falls

    It’s too dangerous. It’s too expensive. There’s no solution to the waste problem. Anti-nuclear activists have thrown every excuse in the book when it comes to the reemergence of nuclear power in the United States, and they’ve all been dispelled. Today, with the costs of energy rising with no end … More

    True Cost of Global Warming

    Proponents of global warming legislation often dismiss the economist costs of implementing a cap and tax scheme to reduce carbon emissions. They’ll ask, “What’s the cost of not doing anything at all?” Well, according to the International Energy Agency, the cost of actually doing something will come at a remarkably … More

    Why Are Gas Prices So High?

    With gas prices reaching an all-time high and oil companies banking record profits, it’s easy for the public to blame oil executives for draining their wallets at the pump. Ask an economist, however, and he will give you a different answer: supply and demand. Of course, it’s more complicated that. … More

    EPA Tightens Ozone Standard, but It Could Have Been Worse

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its decision to tighten the ozone standard to 75 parts per billion in an effort to strengthen public health safety for asthmatics, children, and the elderly and to limit environmental damage to vegetation and ecosystems. Yet, the policy in place already proves to … More

    Heritage Panel on Yucca Concludes That Yucca Remains Top Priority

    Nuclear power is emerging as a solution to not only global energy demand but also America’s energy concerns for clean, safe affordable energy. The 104 reactors in the United States alone supply the country with 20% of its electricity. The same reactors also generated nearly 56,000 tons of spent nuclear … More