Coal & Nuclear
Green Tech Media
by David Keith
Although quite upbeat about solar PV (and I’m also a big fan of solar PV), this article generated almost 300 comments because it was also frank about the limits of solar PV, and wind, and to make matters worse, he concluded the article with the following statement:
My view is that only two forms of energy — solar and nuclear power — can plausibly supply tens of terawatts without a huge environmental impact.
My wife and I recently took a weekend road trip to view the annual shore bird migration along the Washington coast. Because it was along our route, we made a short stop in the town of Satsop.
The following is a guest post from OilPrice.com. The subject matter is of great interest, as Germany is in the early stages of an experiment that is likely to prove challenging. Nuclear power advocates in Germany — including members of Merkel’s cabinet — have insisted that they can’t meet their greenhouse gas targets without nuclear power. Many have predicted that they will be forced to use more coal, and as this article points out they may end up importing nuclear power. Whether and how Germany adjusts to the sudden loss of nuclear power will demonstrate to the rest of the world that in fact it isn’t easy being green. ——————————- Germany – It’s Not Easy Being Green Forty-one years ago… Continue»
“Solar Energy is Now the Better Buy” after reaching a “Historic Crossover” according to a new study.
Powering a Nation’s reporters had an opportunity to tour Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont.
President Obama announced in February that Southern Company would receive $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build the nation’s first nuclear reactors in 30 years.
Environmentalists file five petitions in Court claiming that twp proposed coal power plants will harm Georgia’s air and water.
A 2-1 decision from the Public Service Commission capping the amount of money invested in constructing a coal plant in Kemper County will likely sink the project altogether.
Scientists at the National Ignition Facility hope to use nuclear fusion to address the world’s energy concerns.
Compliance with wind energy requirements results in coal based power plants cycling on and off irregularly causing them to create more harmful emissions than they normally produce.