Southern Joining Bill Gates-Backed Group on New Reactor Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:25:06 +0000

Major U.S. utility Southern Co. said it has agreed to design and build an advanced demonstration nuclear reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) using technology developed by TerraPower, the Bill Gates-backed company that earlier this week announced it would site a new Natrium nuclear reactor demonstration project in Wyoming. Southern in a Nov. 18 news […]

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Southern Joining Bill Gates-Backed Group on New Reactor Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:25:06 +0000

Major U.S. utility Southern Co. said it has agreed to design and build an advanced demonstration nuclear reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) using technology developed by TerraPower, the Bill Gates-backed company that earlier this week announced it would site a new Natrium nuclear reactor demonstration project in Wyoming. Southern in a Nov. 18 news […]

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DOE Releases New Reports Highlighting Record Growth & Declining Costs of Wind Power

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 21:00:07 +0000

2020 sees record for land-based wind generation, 24% increase in pipeline of offshore wind energy — laying the foundation for rapid growth in years to come.

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In 2020, U.S. Coal Production Fell To Its Lowest Level Since 1965

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:08:05 +0000

U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the United States in any year since 1965. The decline of U.S. coal production in 2020 was largely the result of less demand for coal internationally […]

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Joe Biden Meets With Western Governors To Talk Wildfires

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 03:50:43 +0000

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met (virtually) with a bipartisan group of Western governors yesterday to discuss preparations for this year’s wildfire season, which is expected to be especially severe due to an ongoing drought fueled by climate change. “Climate change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought. We’re […]

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Wyoming Coal Power Plant May Host Natrium Advanced Nuclear Demonstration

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:12:18 +0000

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Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation startup TerraPower and Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary PacifiCorp are looking to site a federally backed demonstration of their 345-MWe Natrium advanced nuclear reactor system at a retiring PacifiCorp coal power plant in Wyoming. During a June 2  energy event in Cheyenne attended by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer […]

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All Green Hydrogen Roads Lead To…Wyoming!

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:05:37 +0000

A new waste recovery scheme could add a tinge of green hydrogen to Wyoming’s status as the biggest coal producer in the United States.

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Oil & Gas Leasing Is Off The Rails

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:08:29 +0000

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the Bureau of Land Management has held 13 lease sales for drillers looking to lock up cheap oil and gas rights at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, clean air, clean water, vital wildlife habitat, and pristine wildlands

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Top US States for Percentage of Electricity from Solar

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:15:28 +0000

This report ranks US states according to the percentage of their electricity that comes from solar

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