Tag: nuclear power
As tensions remain at fever pitch between Tehran and Washington, Iran continues to breach limits agreed in the 2015 Iran deal, known...
Attacks on the Sanders' climate plan appear to have less to do with the ongoing viability of nuclear power as a legitimate climate solution and more to do with an ongoing effort to convince the public to subsidize another unsuccessful sector of the energy industry.
Illinois and New York have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-energy incentives for nuclear power companies. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland could be next.
If adopted, the proposal would essentially ensure that coal and nuclear plants in regions encompassing most of the country continue to run even where they are too expensive to compete in the energy market.
This comes in the face of nuclear power plant accidents and competitive power being less expensive including renewable and safe solar and wind energy.
“Nuclear energy is neither clean nor renewable,” testified Pauline Salotti, vice chair of the Green Party of Suffolk County, Long Island at a recent hearing on the plan.
We must welcome energy we can live with and reject power that presents a deadly threat in so many ways.
Soon, we might have to consider flying on an airplane with nuclear-powered engines after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the Boeing Company for an airplane engine that combines the use of lasers and nuclear power. But what are the consequences?
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