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    Morning Bell: Obama's Nuclear Divide

    President-elect Barack Obama has a number of challenges to tackle when he takes office in January. One of his promises is to change the weather — by addressing global climate change. While only Congress (or the EPA) can implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade policy, Obama would surely sign the bill. In … More

    The Global Warming Challenge

    Some of the most egregious policies implemented by Congress have been when Members failed to fully understand the costs and the benefits of that policy. Sometimes it’s haste and other times it’s failing to take into account the seen and the unseen. The question is: If Congress implements a stringent … More

    Time to Say Hasta la Vista, Nuclear Moratorium

    It’s time for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to put his money where his mouth is. He’s a vehement believer that the United States needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and in March he advocated the use of nuclear power in America. He said, I myself think that nuclear power … More

    Clean, Safe Energy - and lots of it!

    Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation hosted Veteran journalist William Tucker, who recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” The event is available for viewing here. Windmills, solar collectors and geothermal plants can make a small contribution at the … More

    Nuclear Roundup

    There’s a lot going in the nuclear world. Let’s take a look. The news: France, not U.S. likely to get contract with India. “France is expected to get first-mover advantage with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) exploring commercial contracts for setting up a cluster of European Pressurised Reactors … More

    The Problem is Politics

    Next week, William Tucker will visit The Heritage Foundation to discuss his book: “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” For a preview of his remarks, check out this debate over at Reason where Tucker makes the case that it is government, … More

    Changing Everybody’s Mind…Except for Greenpeace

    When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” When I hear these no-so-famed words of British economist John Maynard Keynes (he’s more known for, “In the long run, we’re all dead”), I think of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats have implemented a number of bad … More

    Terrestrial Energy: Nuclear Power and the Green Revolution

    Veteran journalist William Tucker recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” He will be coming to Heritage next Tuesday, Oct. 28, at noon to discuss how nuclear energy can meet our country’s electricity demands and our country’s environmental … More

    New Nuclear Offers Unique Advantages

    Last week at Heritage, representatives from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Thorium Reactors, Hyperion and General Atomics discussed the potential of new nuclear technologies for America. The full event is available and accessible by going to Heritage’s event site. The INL’s Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project, which is a … More

    With Energy, It's Time to Hop on the Fast Track

    It’s an election season and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new energy bills this year, we can still look to see what’s on the table for next year. There is talk of more costly global warming legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that shouldn’t come as a … More