Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 16:05:44 +0000

People asserting that SMRs are the primary or only answer to energy generation either don’t know what they are talking about, are actively dissembling or are intentionally delaying climate action.

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After 59 Years of Operation, New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Closes

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 00:52:39 +0000

The Indian Point Energy Center (Indian Point) permanently stopped generating electricity on April 30, 2021, when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned. The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the 59 years it was open. The Unit 3 retirement […]

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DOE Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 02:00:18 +0000

102 Projects Across America will Receive Seed Funding to Launch New Ideas to Market That Will Create Jobs

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Nuclear Security Represents $4 Billion Annual Subsidy In US, Trillion All Costs For Fleet For Full Lifecycle

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:05:36 +0000

This equates to a roughly $4 billion annual subsidy to the US nuclear industry, in addition to the $1.6 billion in permanent tax breaks in the US federal tax code.

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Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 03:57:29 +0000

How has US electricity generation from solar power, wind power, coal power, natural gas, and nuclear shifted in the past 11 years? Let me show you.

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Solar & Wind In South Africa Contributed More Than Nuclear For 1st Time Ever In 2020

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 03:36:30 +0000

South Africa’s grid is dominated by coal. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), published in its latest “Statistics of utility-scale power generation in South Africa in 2020″ report, coal still accounts for a whopping 83.5% of power generation. South Africa’s coal power plants provided 184.4 TWh of electricity in 2020. Nuclear […]

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Improving The Efficiency Of Your Home: Series 2, Heating, Cooling, (Hot) Water – Part Eight

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:03:33 +0000

One of the ways to slow the advance of climate change is to reduce your personal carbon usage. While we can’t efficiency our way to climate neutrality, we can buy ourselves time by slowing the rate of carbon emissions and conservation, as Negawatts are often the cheapest form of clean energy available (and the least […]

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US Coal Capacity Factor Dropped From 67.1% In 2010 To 47.5% In 2019

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:23:22 +0000

After publishing some recent reports on US power capacity additions and forecasts, one of our readers pushed for more attention on how capacity factors are changing as well as capacity. For those of you new to the topic, here’s a brief definition of capacity factor from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA): “The ratio of […]

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Forecast: Solar Power Over 50% of US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:36:22 +0000

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expects that slightly more than 50% of new US power capacity in the next 3 years will come from solar power — and that’s just considering large-scale solar power projects, not small-scale/rooftop solar power installations. According to FERC’s January 2021 to December 2023 forecast for power capacity additions, […]

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Renewables = 23% of US Electricity in November 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:50:20 +0000

While renewable energy has been dominating new power capacity in the United States (see: 77–80% Of New US Power Capacity Came From Solar & Wind In 2020), it takes a long time to shift the giant electricity grid, which some have called the biggest machine in the country. Even so, month after month, renewable energy’s […]

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