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    American Jobs and the Nuclear Renaissance

    You are Cordially Invited to a Panel Luncheon on Capitol Hill Rayburn House Office Building B-339 September 15 — 12:00 p.m AMERICAN JOBS AND THE NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE Featuring: Scott Campbell, President / John Kotek, Executive Director The American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness Adam Sacks Director Oxford Economics USA Hosted … More

    Nevadans Against Yucca Mountain… Or Are They?

    It’s time for the NRC to listen to the collective voice of Nevada.” Ah, Harry Reid, you couldn’t be more right. The Senate Majority Leader again voiced his anti-Yucca Mountain sentiments a few days ago, claiming the dump is wrong and saying, “We will not accept it.” Reid made these … More

    Nuclear Energy: Too Good to be True?

    Like that brand new $2,000 BMW on Ebay, if something is too good to be true, it usually is. – But that’s the phrase William Tucker, author of the forthcoming book Terrestrial Energy, uses in his article on the NY Times Freakonomics blog. It all seems too good to be … More

    Holy Wind Power, Batman!

    It’s a good thing the unusually throaty, (AP says it’s Clint Eastwood meets grizzly bear) Christian Bale only had to deal with The Joker in The Dark Knight and not wind turbines. A new study released findings that wind turbines are responsible for causing the lungs of bats to explode; … More

    Maryland Welcomes New Nuclear

    Last night, Heritage Research Fellow Jack Spencer and I drove down to Solomons Island, home of Calvert Cliffs’ 2 nuclear reactor stations – where Constellation Energy is proposing to build a third. It was the third of three hearings held by Maryland’s public service commission in which elected officials and … More

    Nuclear Energy: Learning More from the French

    In economics we use a term called comparative advantage: Generally speaking, it is the theory that countries should specialize in the production of goods and services they can produce most efficiently. Sounds simple enough, right? It is often linked to that taboo word, globalization. While globalization is largely responsible for … More

    McCain's Energy Plan: The Good, The Bad and Some Ugly

    Last week I ran though Senator Barack Obama’s “New Energy for America” plan. (You can find his plan here and my analysis here.) Now it’s the other presidential hopeful’s turn. Senator McCain’s energy plan, called The Lexington Project – “named for the town where Americans asserted their independence once before,” … More

    A Letter to Alec “The Atom Bomb” Baldwin

    Dear Alec Baldwin, I really don’t know much about you except that your acting as a New York media mogul in 30 Rock is awesome. Yet, your acting as an expert on nuclear energy is—well—pretty weak. In The Huffington Post on Sunday you discussed “The Misconception(s) of Nuclear Power.” Your … More

    Nuclear Reactors the Size of a Hot Tub

    This could bring a whole new meaning to the “Not in My Back Yard” argument. Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. is looking to commercialize small, nuclear reactors for remote locations as soon as 2013. The reactors, developed at the reputable Las Alamos National Laboratory, are the size of a hot tub … More

    Brazil Re-Engages in Nuclear Energy

    After twenty-two years of political struggle, Brazil is pushing forward with its nuclear power program and plans continue work on a third reactor. Brazil’s two reactors provide approximately three percent of Brazil’s electricity while hydroelectric provides 92%. The Brazilian government hopes to have the third reactor operational when they host … More