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President Kennedy activating Hanford civilian reactor in September 1963.

President Kennedy: Nuclear Power Visionary

By Nancy Spannaus May 29, 2021—”By 1967, 1968, 1970, in the Northeast United States, where power rates are nearly double yours, we are going to find atomic power increasingly competitive, and by the end of this century this is going to be a tremendous source. Our experts estimate that half of […]

by May 29, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Nuclear Power
South Africa's nuclear plant, the only one on the continent so far.

Africa Is Choosing Nuclear Power

By Nancy Spannaus May 24, 2021—Did you know that 12 nations on the African continent are currently exploring prospects for vastly improving their energy systems by building nuclear power plants? Lawrence Freeman, editor of the blog AfricaandtheWorld, has just published a report on the progress that’s being made. Africa is […]

by May 24, 2021 0 comments News, Nuclear Power
The Watts Bar nuclear plant, one of three run by the TVA.

Biden’s Climate Plan Has a Nuclear Solution

By Jonathan Tennenbaum (March 7, 2021–The following article is reprinted from Asia Times, which published it on March 5, as part 4 in a series entitled “Watch out! Biden wants to save the planet!” I consider its approach coherent with that I put forward in my recent post on nuclear […]

by March 7, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Nuclear Power
The Vogtle nuclear plant, under construction in Georgia, is the only plant being built in the U.S.

Expand Nuclear Power Now!

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 8, 2021—It is not only necessary, but urgent that the new Administration and U.S. Congress act immediately to expand investment in nuclear power. Such an investment conforms perfectly with Alexander Hamilton’s principles for the American System in two crucial ways. First, it puts the “mechanical genius” […]

by February 8, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Nuclear Power
The Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut.

Saving Today’s Nuclear Fleet Is Not Enough

March 21, 2019—It’s good news that the state of Connecticut has reached a deal to keep its Millstone nuclear plant open. That plant, owned by Dominion Energy, supplies half of Connecticut’s electricity, and 19% of the electric power for New England as a whole. Similar actions to maintain economically-stressed nuclear […]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments News Shorts
A portrait of Benjamin Franklin in 1762.

The American Revolutionaries’ International War Against Slavery

Part I. Ben Franklin and Massachusetts Lead the Way (Part 2 is now available here.) By Colin Lowry March 19, 2019 In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams, is a paragraph condemning King George III of Britain for the […]

by March 19, 2019 2 comments Commentary, History
FDR joins youth at a CCC camp.

FDR’s Environmentalism: Saving Mankind and Nature

By Nancy Spannaus (Sept. 24, 2019–I am reprinting this article because I believe it is crucial to resurrect the thinking of the author of the original New Deal, in order to address the array of crises being faced by this nation, and the world. These crises include widespread pessimism about […]

by January 5, 2019 1 comment Commentary
Russia's floating nuclear plant, the Akademik Lomonovosov, features modern small reactors.

New Era of Floating Nuclear Plants Begins

May 22, 2018—With great ceremony, the Russian city of Murmansk welcomed the floating nuclear plant Akademik Lomonosov on May 19. The plant had travelled from St. Petersburg where it was built. It will receive its supply of nuclear fuel in Murmansk, and then proceed to the Arctic circle town of […]

by May 22, 2018 1 comment News Shorts
The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, the nation's oldest, has gotten a reprieve.

New Jersey Saves Two Nuclear Plants

April 20, 2018—Sanity prevailed in New Jersey this week, when both houses of the State Legislature passed energy legislation which will permit two of the state’s three nuclear plants to keep operating. The bill, expected to be signed by the Governor, will provide a $300 million a year subsidy to […]

by April 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled News Shorts
Norris Dam, the first to be completed by the TVA

How the TVA Transformed the Tennessee Valley

The following is an excerpt from a 2011 article by Marsha Freeman, entitled Roosevelt’s TVA: The Development Program that Transformed a Region and Inspired the World. It is published with her permission. The full article can be found here.  Electricity for All The first challenge facing the Tennessee Valley Authority […]

by April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled History