The Las Vegas Sun has published a column providing some local details about the effects of high electricity and natural gas bills on people in its territory. Several people quoted in the article, however, (including a member of the Public Utility Commission and the Energy Information Agency) incorrectly imply that electric utilities are mere victims […]
Lefteri Tsoukalas, the head of Purdue University’s School of Nuclear Engineering wrote a guest column for the Lafayette Journal and Courier about ABC’s October 13, 2005 “Prime Time” investigation of university research reactors. His well written column is well worth a visit for “the rest of the story.”
My old friend Jeremy Whitlock, who has been publishing the Candian Nuclear FAQ since April 1996, published a very amusing article titled “Refurbish thyself” with slightly disguised references to some prominent anti-nuclear leaders and their groups. Worth visiting, especially if you are a nuke that likes recognizing allusions are not necessarily obvious to outsiders.
During my early morning research, I often discover items that catch my interest or spark amusement. I was atracted to the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group’s (NJPIRG) web site by a press release announcing the expansion of a coalition that is opposed to Exelon’s effort to purchase PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group). The group […]
The Orlando (Florida) Sentinel published a column on October 11, 2005 titled “Fossil-fuel bite real; nuclear fears are fables”. Loved it! Mr. Thomas claims to be a radical environmentalist and devotes a good bit of space in this column explaining the significant environmental hazards of fossil – especially coal – fuel energy production. He then […]
Reuters and Forbes are two of many news outlets that have reported recently that Venezuela has approached Argentina about the possibility of purchasing a nuclear power reactor. This proposal will certainly cause anxious reactions in the nuclear non-proliferation community and among certain members of the Bush administration. One of the statements that is sure to […]
The Sunday, October 9, 2005 edition of the Scotsman.com published an article by Fraser Nelson titled “Blair gives green light to new nuclear power plants” Apparently, this decision has not yet been stated publicly, but the article reports that the Prime Minister of the UK has stated his position during several private meetings over the […]
The Capital newspaper of Annapolis, Maryland reported on October 9, 2005, that Unistar Nuclear, the new partnership between Constellation Generation and AREVA, will be headquartered in the Parole area of Annapolis. The article is available at “Parole partnership to develop new power plants”. Interesting – Annapolis happens to be my current hometown.
The St. Petersburg (Florida) Times published a column on October 10, 2005 by Robert Trigaux titled “Drilling and nukes stir narry a worry”. The column starts with the intriguing question of “Where’s all the outrage?” The premise of the article is that people in Florida, at least, have realized that high energy prices provide grounds […]
Foster’s Online is the web edition of a venerable publication called Foster’s Daily Democrat from Dover, New Hampshire. The paper’s mission as stated by Joshua Foster in 1873 is still at the top of the About Us page of the web site. “We shall devote these columns mainly to the material and vital interests of […]
The Tallahassee Democrat published an opinion piece on October 7, 2005 titled “New nuke? Nuclear power may be an option.” The article lays out the arguments very well and makes the case that nuclear power should be considered, especially in a situation where there is an existing proposal to build a new coal fired power […]
Progress Energy is looking for a site for a new nuclear power plant in Florida. The state’s growing population is leading to a need for more electricity generating capacity and competitive choices like coal, oil, gas, wind, and solar are either more expensive, dirtier or both. On October 9, 2005 the Citrus Times section of […]