Post Tagged with: "renewables"

The three electric grids in the United States. Note the anomaly of Texas.

Learning from Energy Insanity in Texas

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 20, 2021—The dramatic failure of the electric grid in Texas this week, which at one point left more than 4 million of the state’s residents without electricity, should be an object lesson to the country. Texas’s deregulated energy grid is quintessential energy insanity; unfortunately, much of […]

by February 21, 2021 1 comment News, Nuclear Power
New York's Indian Point Nuclear Plant, threatened with shut down.

No Energy Security Without Nuclear

By Nancy Spannaus July 18, 2019—A thoughtful analysis of the recent Manhattan blackout published in the City Journal of July 15, prompts this brief post.  The author, the former editor of Popular Mechanics, puts the blackout in the context of the miserable state of the aging electrical transmission system in […]

by July 18, 2019 2 comments News Shorts
The Vogtle nuclear plant, under construction in Georgia, is the only plant being built in the U.S.

A Critical Battle to Save Nuclear Power

April 11, 2019—The state of Pennsylvania is currently the front line in a critical battle to save the nuclear power industry in the United States. In the face of the potential shutdown of plants at Three Mile Island and Beaver Creek, some legislators are fighting to save them by adding […]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments 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 1 comment News Shorts
The Watts Bar dam on the Tennessee River, built from 1939 to 1942, provided urgently needed electricity for the World War II effort. (TVA.org)

News Shorts, Feb. 26-March 4, 2018

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Blast Proposal to Sell Off Parts of TVA Feb. 25, 2018—The Trump budget proposal for selling off the transmission lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) came under immediate attack from both Democrats and Republicans. Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, called it a “looney idea.” […]

by February 26, 2018 2 comments News Shorts