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    No Yucca Mountain, No Nuclear Energy in Utah

    Nuclear energy provides the United States with 20 percent of its electricity, but none to Utah. If the state legislature gets their wish, it could stay that way for the Beehive State: Lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill in the Utah House that would effectively stop any nuclear power plant … More

    Green Energy, Green Jobs and Green Guarantees

    It’s no surprise the stimulus bill is loaded with green energy initiatives. Ideally, the bill can kill two birds with one stone by creating green jobs; it can solve our environmental and recessionary concerns in one fell swoop. But what have we learned so far? 1.) A green jobs initiative … More

    Sweden Lifts Ban on Nuclear Energy

    The AP reports: The Swedish government agreed Thursday to scrap a three-decade ban on building new nuclear reactors, saying it needs to avoid producing more greenhouse gases. Sweden is a leader on renewable energy but is struggling to develop alternative source like hydropower and wind to meet its growing energy … More

    More Nuclear Energy, Less Nuclear Waste

    Another reason we need a free market approach to managing nuclear waste in the United States: “Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants. The physicists’ … More

    A Stimulus with Some Energy

    An economic recovery plan that creates jobs, lowers gas and electricity prices, and won’t cost taxpayers $825 billion? Generally, when something is too good to be true, it usually is. And it’s probably the case here, but if I had a wish list of energy items to include in the … More

    More Nuclear Expansion in the U.S.

    We’ve written in detail here how the nuclear industry in the United States is growing rapidly despite the fact that construction on a nuclear reactor hasn’t started in the states. Here’s another, quite different, example: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with Covidien to develop … More

    No Yucca? Then Stop All Radioactive Shipments to Nevada

    On Wednesday Nevadan officials met to discuss the transportation of used nuclear fuel to the geologic repository Yucca Mountain. Needless to say, officials had concerns over transporting radioactive waste claiming the plan “lacks so much specificity.” If a few politically entrenched officials in Nevada are going to halt a completely … More

    55% Favor New Nuclear Energy

    It should be no surprise that Americans favor new nuclear energy in the United States. Nuclear is clean, safe and affordable and already 20% of our electricity comes from commercial nuclear power plants. A new Rasmussen poll reaffirms American support for nuclear: For three decades, nuclear power plants have generally … More

    When All Else Fails, There’s Always Nuclear Energy

    Flash back to the mid 1990s. You’re the coach of the Chicago Bulls and your team is down by one with seven seconds to go. It’s crunch time. Who do you get the ball to, Michael Jordan or bring in the 12th guy off the bench. This isn’t a trick … More

    Morning Bell: Will Chu Let America Power Up?

    The rest of the world may talk a good game when it comes to ending their use of carbon based energy, but the reality is a completely different story. While the European Union lectures us on global warming, Germany is busy building 27 coal-fired plants by 2020 and Italy plans … More