Friends of the Earth endorses off shore gas and LNG project

Marathon Oil has announced plans to drill gas wells approximately 21 miles off the coast of Wales. The company discovered a gas deposit there in 1994, but determined that the market price was not high enough to support the cost of developing the field while still providing an attractive rate of return. The current price […]

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Calvert County Commissioners say In MY Backyard

With a unanimous vote yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners for Calvert County, Maryland decided to submit a resolution and letter of support endorsing the NuStart Energy Development Corporation’s consideration of the Calvert Cliffs site for one of their proposed new reactors. Board of County Commissioners Submits Resolution in Support of NuStart Energy’s Calvert Cliffs […]

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Progress Energy may hire 1000 entry-level employees by December 2005

A friend pointed me to a great article about the North Carolina State nuclear engineering program. Campus reactor leads the way in ‘nuclear renaissance’. Here is a quote from the article that should make young technical types sit up and take notice: Jacobson echoed Ferrell’s statements, when she also added the market for hiring at […]

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Public favours refurbishment of Point Lepreau plant

One of my regular readers recommended that I share the following link with you – http://www.canada.com/fortstjohn/story.html?id=48b3a2a1-950a-4bc9-a39e-50f38f5f4013 – Public favours refurbishment of Point Lepreau plant. Point Lepreau supplies approximately one third of the electricity in Canada’s New Brunswick province. It was the first CANDU-6 to be licensed and begin commercial operations. It is due for an […]

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Opposing view

Amory Lovins, of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), one of the anti-nuclear industry’s leading mouthpieces has produced another diatribe against the use of the cleanest, cheapest, most abundant, and most reliable energy source available both now and in the immediate future. You can find this document at http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid1154.php. During the next couple of days, I […]

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Nuclear Power Cooperation with India

On July 18, 2005, President Bush met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House. The leaders announced several new areas of cooperation including commercial nuclear power. This is the first time since 1978 that the United States government has allowed nuclear technology sharing with India, the world’s most populous democracy. The chill […]

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