August, 2007

Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs

Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs
Blogs written by individuals, companies, and government agencies about nuclear power.

Nuclear Energy Institute

NEI Nuclear Notes News and commentary on the commercial nuclear energy industry.
  • Ohio RPS Includes Nuclear Energy

    From the Toledo Blade : Gov. Ted Strickland's energy proposal calls for Ohio's electric utilities to invest heavily in renewable and advanced energy, but it remains to be seen how much of a hammer the state would swing to make it happen. The administration has not said what would happen to a utility...
  • More on Ontario's Energy Plan

    We Support Lee has a great roundup of stories related to yesterday's announcement from the province of Ontario's 20-year electrical plan. Be sure to check it out. Elsewhere, Canada is interested in GNEP . ...read more
  • Moore Gives DiCaprio's Movie a Thumbs Down

    Dr. Patrick Moore of the CASEnergy Coalition has seen Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie, and he came away less than impressed : DiCaprio’s movie, The 11th Hour, is another example of anti-forestry scare tactics, this time said to be “brilliant and terrifying” by James Christopher of the London Times...
  • NEI's Energy Markets Report - August 20 - 24, 2007

    Here's a summary of what went on in the energy markets last week: Electricity peak prices all decreased by more than $5/MWh. Except for the Palo Verde hub, the current week’s averages are all below the last four week’s average. If last year’s seasonal trends repeat this year, electricity prices could...
  • The Sky Is Not Falling

    In response to news that Energy Alberta plans to build a twin-CANDU plant, the London Free-Press (Ontario) had this to say: As concerns about global warming rise to fever pitch, a full-flung debate on the role of nuclear energy in reducing CO2 emissions -- and fears about safety -- is essential. You...
  • NRDC's Cochran on Dry Cask Storage and Earthquakes

    Got an interesting piece of information I wanted to pass along. Back on June 28, Tom Cochran Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's nuclear program, testified before the California Energy Commission . Following his testimony, Commissioner James D. Boyd asked Cochran whether or not storing...
  • New U.K. Poll Shows New Support for Nuclear Energy

    For a while now, I've written that folks ought to be careful when reading public opinion polls concerning nuclear energy in Europe. For the most part, as we've pointed out here at NEI Nuclear Notes, these polls were taken before the 2005 crisis over natural gas supply that took place involving Russia...
  • Argentina to Complete Atucha II

    Details from Marketwatch . ...read more
  • Ontario to Phase Out Coal by 2014, Build More Nuclear

    From yesterday's National Post Ontario's power system will rely on more wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, build more nuclear power plants and ask consumers to save more electricity to meet the province's energy needs for the next two decades under a sweeping $60-billion plan...
  • Food Irradiation and Agriculture

    From the New York Times : Pierre Lagoda pulled a small container from his pocket and spilled the contents onto his desk. Four tiny dice rolled to a stop. “That’s what nature does,” Dr. Lagoda said. The random results of the dice, he explained, illustrate how spontaneous mutations create the genetic diversity...
  • U.S. and Russia to Ink Bilateral Nuclear Energy Pact in Fall

    From RIA-Novosti : A senior Russian nuclear official said Tuesday that a deal is likely to be signed with the United States this fall on the civilian use of nuclear power. The document, initialed two months ago, envisages the transfer of fissile materials, and relevant installations and equipment. "We...
  • On Russian Floating Nuclear Power Plants

    Kite, String and Key is getting used to the idea. ...read more
  • U.S. And Australia to Sign Bilateral Nuclear Energy Agreement

    From news.com.au : PRESIDENT George W. Bush and John Howard will sign a new bilateral nuclear power pact during APEC, committing both countries to share research and development expertise. Although the agreement is not legally binding, it follows a similar agreement Washington struck with Japan and establishes...
  • CPS Energy Endorses Nuclear Energy for San Antonio

    From MySA.com : The staff of CPS Energy on Monday strongly endorsed expanding San Antonio's use of nuclear power, recommending that the company's board support development of more nuclear generation. Saying the city's needs for more power will be acute by 2016, a key CPS official said nuclear power is...
  • Energy Alberta Files for New Nuclear Plant

    From Reuters : Energy Alberta Corp. said on Monday it filed an application with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to build a nuclear power plant in Alberta that aims to be in service within 10 years. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said its application is for two twin-unit ACR-1000 advanced Candu...
  • Temelin Gets IAEA Sign of Approval

    From Radio Praha : The drawn-out Czech-Austrian dispute over the Temelin nuclear power plant in south Bohemia, located just sixty kilometers from the Austrian border, took a new turn over the weekend when the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Muhammad El Baradei threw his weight fully behind...
  • India Raises Nuclear Generation Target

    From The Telegraph (Calcutta): The government is planning to raise the target for nuclear power generation to 40,000MW by 2030 from 36,000MW. The Prime Minister’s energy co-ordination council had chalked out a plan to add 16,000MW of the power by 2020 and another 20,000MW over the next 10 years. Vilas...
  • On Nuclear Energy and Public Opinion

    After reading about the results of an NEI-sponsored study that looked at how people living near nuclear power plants felt about new plants being built on current plant sites, Damon Cline of augusta.com had this to say : Now, I know what you’re thinking, of course a study paid for by a pro-nuclear group...
  • Taking The Pro-Nuclear Fight to Daily Kos

    Long-time readers are already familiar with NNadir , a diarist at The Daily Kos who writes about nuclear energy and the role it can play in helping to constrain greenhouse gas emissions. Now it seems, NNadir has some company. David Walters, who also started the blog Left Atomics , has started his own...
  • Nuclear Revival Springs New Life Into Canadian Town

    After decades of quiet, there's a new buzz around Uranium City, Saskatchewan. For details, see the Toronto Star . ...read more
  • The Chicago Tribune On The Future of Nuclear Energy

    From the Chicago Tribune : The U.S. has 104 operating reactors at 65 sites, providing roughly 20 percent of the country's energy needs, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Illinois, with 11 reactors at six sites, has the highest nuclear capacity of any state. With energy consumption...
  • Hans Blix Backs New Nuclear Build

    Details from Australia's ABC . ...read more
  • Another Look at Work Force Issues

    Late on Friday afternoon, The WSJ Energy Blog picked up on an issue we've been writing about for some time now, namely the challenges ahead for the industry as it faces of wave of retirements inside the nuclear work force: The shrinking nuclear power workforce is “a big issue,” that the industry...
  • The Blogroll

    As many of you can see, we've finally resurrected the Blogroll, something we lost when we switched to the Blogger beta a number of months ago. If you're not listed there, don't fret, just drop us a note and we'll add you to our list. ...read more
  • The Possible Impact of McCain-Lieberman

    Advanced Nanotechnology takes a harder look at S.280. ...read more