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    Dining Out on the Taxpayer

    In economics, one of the first lessons is that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But what the federal government has been doing to the nuclear energy industry and the nuclear energy ratepayers is just about the closest one can get to a free lunch. Charged with managing … More

    Killing Clean Energy Jobs

    In a month of Congressional efforts to prop-up the stalling US job market, Nevada’s elected officials are fighting to make conditions worse in their state. Steve Tetreault and Keith Rogers report in the Pahrump Valley Times that the Department of Energy has cut 500 of 600 workers from Yucca Mountain … More

    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

    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

    3 out of 4 Americans Support Nuclear

    Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear power plants in the United States? No? That’s all right because it’s now 3 out of 4 Americans that support nuclear according to a new survey conducted by Bisconti Research … More

    Another Step Forward on Yucca Mountain

    While recycling spent fuel or placing it in interim storage may have a role to play, America’s focus must remain on opening Yucca Mountain in a timely fashion. Despite whatever other technologies are developed, there is an enduring need for permanent geologic storage. Even after used nuclear fuel is recycled, … 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’s Great, But What about the Waste?

    In response to rising energy prices the public perception on nuclear energy is quickly changing. In fact, a recent poll showed that 2 out of 3 Americans are in favor of building new nuclear plants. Both presidential candidates have nuclear on the table as an option to meet energy demands, … 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

    Senator Reid's New Yucca Mountain Proposal

    Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the rest of Nevada’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao asking the Department of Labor to put up the “necessary resources” to help 63 recently laid-off Nevadans transition to new jobs. Sounds reasonable, right? Reid is just trying … More