nuclear energy

Green Groups Blast ‘Dangerous and Dumb’ $1.4 Billion Bailout of California Nuclear Plant

Green Groups Blast ‘Dangerous and Dumb’ $1.4 Billion Bailout of California Nuclear Plant

By Brett Wilkins Green groups on Thursday led condemnation of a vote by California lawmakers to keep the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant open for five more years, in part by lending its operator, the criminal corporation PG&E, $1.4 billion. In a late-night, last-minute 67-3 vote Wednesday at the close of the legislative session, California Assembly members […]

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    Plans to Build World’s Largest Nuclear Plant on Hold

    Plans to Build World’s Largest Nuclear Plant on Hold

    The British government astonished the nuclear industry late last night by refusing to go ahead with plans to build the world’s largest nuclear plant until it has reviewed every aspect of the project. The decision was announced hours after a bruising meeting of the board of the giant French energy company EDF, at which directors […]

    The Future of Nuclear Power Is ‘Challenging,’ Says WNA Report

    The Future of Nuclear Power Is ‘Challenging,’ Says WNA Report

    By Paul Brown The nuclear industry is celebrating breaking records that have stood for a quarter of a century—but a new update on its successes still fails to disperse the clouds over its future. The nuclear industry provides 10 percent of the world’s electricity, but its target is to supply 25 percent by 2050—requiring a […]

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    Harvey Wasserman From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of today all three are permanently shut. It’s a monumental victory for grassroots activism. It marks an epic transition in how we get our energy. In the thick of the 1970s Arab oil […]