Categories & Tags: nuclear power

INSTITUTE INDEX: Secret sweetheart deal for Georgia nuclear reactors puts taxpayers at risk   |   April 24, 2014
Amount the U.S. Department of Energy is providing in loan guarantees to Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power and partner Oglethorpe Power to build two new reactors at the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Is a nuclear disaster unfolding in Florida?   |   February 26, 2014
Number of tubes that help cool a nuclear reactor at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie plant near Fort Pierce, Fla. that show signs of significant wear: more than 3,700...

 

Drilling deeper: The wealth of business connections for Obama's energy pick   |   March 25, 2013
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear physicist as a "brilliant...

 

Obama energy pick led fracking study marred by conflicts of interest   |   March 20, 2013
A watchdog group with a history of digging up conflicts of interest in fracking studies has found previously undisclosed conflicts in research led by President Obama's nominee...

 

After a powerful lobbyist intervenes, EPA reverses stance on polluting Texas county's water   |   March 14, 2013
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental...

 

New type of small nuclear reactors planned for Tenn., S.C. slammed for wasting taxpayer money   |   February 28, 2013
A new type of nuclear reactor the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to build at one of its sites in Tennessee has just won a tongue-in-cheek award for wasting taxpayer money...

 

Will Gov. McCrory help his friend Duke Energy capture the N.C. Utility Commission?   |   February 13, 2013
This is a critical moment for North Carolina's energy future, as a packed public hearing held in Raleigh this week showed -- and there are growing concerns that the politician...

 

Watchdogs dig up troubling questions about federal loan guarantees for Southern Co. nuclear reactors   |   January 31, 2013
Three years ago, the Obama administration offered the biggest federal loan guarantee deal it's promised to date for an energy project, committing over $8.3 billion in taxpayer...

 

Duke Energy under pressure to disclose hidden ratepayer costs   |   August 20, 2012
An energy watchdog group is pressuring Duke Energy to disclose what could amount to billions of dollars in costs to ratepayers that it kept under wraps until after its takeover of...

 

VOICES: Cover story distracts from real reason Duke Energy merger might fail   |   July 23, 2012
By Jim Warren, NC WARN The Duke-Progress scandal is fascinating for many reasons. But that cover story -- corporate culture and personalities -- was used to distract from several...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Monkey-wrenching the Duke-Progress merger?   |   June 15, 2012
Date on which two North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill barring the state from approving the proposed merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy until the N.C. Municipal Power...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fighting nuclear power's money grab   |   May 31, 2012
Date on which the Southern Co. filed a notice with federal securities regulators reporting that its project to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga. was...

 

A year after Fukushima, the South remains at unnecessary risk of nuclear disaster   |   March 12, 2012
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami crippled a coastal nuclear power plant, leading to meltdowns in three...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Nuclear rebirth dead in Florida?   |   February 2, 2012
Amount Progress Energy has spent so far on planning the construction of two nuclear reactors at an undeveloped site in Levy County, Fla.: $1.1 billion Of that total, amount paid...

 

Climate-science deniers join forces against NC renewable-energy program   |   December 9, 2011
Climate-science deniers with ties to the fossil-fuel industry have joined forces in an assault on North Carolina's renewable energy program and particularly wind power, which...

 

Will the South be forced to pay for the lessons of Fukushima?   |   November 17, 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to approve the design of a new type of nuclear reactor planned for sites across the South without first incorporating the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Clinging to dirty energy in the South   |   October 13, 2011
Concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere prior to the dawn of the industrial age 200 years ago, as measured in parts per million: 275 Current atmospheric...

 

Public gets last chance to weigh in on Duke-Progress merger   |   September 19, 2011
The N.C. Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 about the proposed merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy to form the nation's largest electric...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Nuclear-powered politics   |   March 21, 2011
Amount the nuclear power industry spent on lobbying from 2000 to 2010: $600 million Amount the industry spent during that same period on campaign contributions: nearly $63 million...

 

Nuclear project cancellation leaves Georgia standing alone   |   October 11, 2010
Apparently even billions of dollars in loan guarantees from the federal government are not enough to help the nuclear industry overcome the financial risks of building new...

 

Offshore drilling debate gets underway; action planned against legislation's massive giveaway to nuclear power industry   |   September 16, 2008
The U.S. House of Representatives opens debate today on compromise legislation that would end the almost 40-year-old moratorium on new offshore drilling for oil and natural gas....

 

Nuclear industry turns South   |   April 10, 2006
The New York Times has a revealing story today about Gaffney, South Carolina -- for all who have driven down I-85 through upstate SC, it's home of the famous "Gaffney...

 

Tower of Babel (1979)   |   December 1, 1979
Excerpt from "Cracks in The Tower: Mississippians organize against nuclear power": Although anti-nuclear activists have been attempting to organize in Mississippi since the early...