World events affecting recent coal prices

Many energy supply commentators profess an outdated view of coal as a low cost fuel with rather steady and predicable prices. That description of the coal market, which had been reasonably accurate for more than a decade before about 2002, became obsolete because of a number of factors. China’s rapid growth Lengthy, maintenance related, shut […]

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Great Opinion Piece About Chernobyl and the LNT

Joshua Gilder, a visiting fellow at the Lexington Institute, published a terrific opinion piece in the October 25, 2005 issue of the Washington Times titled “Chernobyl exposed.” He correctly identifies that the biggest cause of health effects from the accident was the fear that was instilled into the population based on ignorance and misguided government […]

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France hangs on to Areva ownership

The French government has announced that it will not be proceeding with its previously announced plans to partially privatize Areva. The organization is a completely government owned nuclear power conglomerate whose various units are involved in every phase of the nuclear power industry from uranium mining, through fuel fabrication, to plant construction, to fuel recycling […]

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Utility bills burning up residents' cash

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 […]

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Nuclear humor – "Refurbish thyself" on Canadian Nuclear FAQ

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.

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