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Cross-section of NuScale small modular reactor (world nuclear news)

Nuclear Energy & the Environment: Bring on Small Modular Reactors

By Nancy Spannaus December 29, 2018—Surprise! The worst news for the environment last year was not President Trump’s energy deregulation, but the continued momentum toward shutdown of the fleet of U.S. nuclear reactors. Fortunately, there’s good news on the horizon. But, first, where we stand. Suicidal Shutdown Despite the actions […]

by December 29, 2018 Commentary, News
ST-C30-2-62                             17 Aug 1962Trip to Western States, Pierre, South DakotaPlease Credit "Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Boston"[scratches across negative horizonatally]

JFK’s Conservation Policy versus Today’s Environmentalism

JFK’s Conservation Policy versus Today’s Environmentalism features Kennedy’s 1963 speech in Hanford, Washington.

by December 18, 2018 Commentary, History
President John F. Kennedy

In Thankful Memory of John F. Kennedy

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 22, 2018—The coincidence of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has provoked me to write this post.  Kennedy’s assassination was a horrific turning point in our nation’s history, the opening shot in a series of assassinations […]

by November 22, 2018 Commentary
The Oak Ridge complex where nuclear power was born.

A Qualitative Economic Transformation

By Stuart Rosenblatt Aug. 16, 2018–The following is part 5 of a series devoted to “Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization.” Click the following titles for the previous parts: Part One , Part Two , Part Three , and Part Four . As the Allies shifted to the […]

by August 16, 2018 Commentary
EnergyFirst's Perry Plant in Pennsylvania, now under threat of shutdown. (EnergyFirst).

Officials Call for Saving U.S. Nuclear Plants

July 4, 2018—Seventy-five prominent current and former U.S. industry, government, and military officials have sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to urge him to take the actions necessary to save the U.S. nuclear sector. The letter, issued June 26, calls on Perry “to ensure that no more nuclear […]

by July 4, 2018 News Shorts
Russia's floating nuclear plant, the Akademik Lomonovosov

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 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 News Shorts
Hope Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey

State Legislators Move to Save Nuclear Plants

April 9, 2018–In the face of Congressional dereliction of duty on the question of energy policy, more states are moving toward action to prevent the shutdown of their most productive producers of electric power, the nuclear plants. So far, only Illinois and New York legislatures have taken action to prevent […]

by April 9, 2018 News Shorts
EnergyFirst's Perry Plant in Pennsylvania, now under threat of shutdown. (EnergyFirst).

“Free Market” Threatens Vital Nuclear Energy

March 30, 2018—Nuclear energy is a vital component of the U.S.’s  power supply–but it is now under mortal threat due to the “free market” fraud. On March 28, the electric utility company FirstEnergy took two dramatic steps. First, it sent a 44-page letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry calling on […]

by April 2, 2018 News Shorts
Residents affected by Hurricane Maria wait in line for fuel donated by the Fuel Relief Fund in the municipality of Orocovis, outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

News Shorts for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Uproar Grows Over Lack of Federal Disaster Relief Feb. 4, 2018—Political pressure is mounting on Congress over the fact that the $81 billion disaster relief bill passed by the House in December continues to languish, with little visible prospect of passage by the Senate. The Puerto Rican situation, where approximately […]

by February 4, 2018 News Shorts