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Vermont’s (Dark) Green Future

The buzz on the nuclear blogs this week is the recent claim by Peter Shumlin, president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, that Germany gets 30 percent of its ...

The Yucca Mountain Drama

Contrary to rumors, Yucca Mountain is not dead. Certainly the Obama administration has put it on hold in order to satisfy Harry Reid, but how long is he going to ...

A (Precautionary-)Principled Legislator

Congressman Edward Markey, co-author of the Waxman-Markey climate-change (read “energy tax”) bill, has come up with a novel reason for being opposed to nuclear power. Even the most rabid environmentalists ...

WaPo‘s Nuke Naysaying

Despite President Obama’s announced support for nuclear power, the press and nuke opponents are piling on, saying it won’t happen. The latest effort is from Steven Mufson in the Washington Post, ...

Steelworkers’ President Goes Green

Did you think anti-nuclear crusaders would pause to catch their breath for at least a moment after President Obama deserted them on nuclear power last week? Well guess again.    Matthew Wald, ...

Nuclear Makes it Out of the Cellar

I couldn’t help but feel a warm glow of satisfaction over the news that the Obama administration has embraced nuclear power. I know conservatives are going to carp — it ...

New Strategy for Solar

Sustainable Industries, the San Francisco–based magazine for “leaders of the new economy,” has introduced print readers to a great new strategy for solar energy, under the headline, “Solar Power Joins ...

Obama Set to Go Nuclear?

Hip, hip, hooray! President Obama is reportedly about to announce an expansion of the loan guarantee for nuclear plants from $18 billion to $54 billion — probably after hearing that ...

A Cascade of Applause

Was it my imagination or did the biggest outburst of applause from both sides of the aisle last night come when the president announced, “That means building a new generation ...