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Posts on Regator:1029
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Archived Since:April 4, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Radiation Visible

If you think about nuclear energy, you’re bound to run into a lot of anti-nuclear chatter. Most of it is exceptionally dumbbell in nature, uninformed and trying to gin up fear where there need be no fear. It’s the kind of thing thatShow More Summary

Where Wind Outpaces Nuclear: Carbon Emissions

Forbes provide a pretty good primer on why the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for limiting carbon emissions can make a nuclear advocate a little grumbly – maybe a lot: The Clean Power Plan calls for a near 20% reduction in U.S. Show More Summary

Diplomatic Differences Don’t Alter Shared Goals in International Nuclear Safety

Dale Klein The following is a post by Dale Klein, former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and now Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Texas System.All nations with nuclear energy programs share...Show More Summary

Why DOE Shouldn’t Split Issue of Radioactive Waste Management

Dr. Everett Redmond The following is a guest post by Dr. Everett Redmond, NEI's Senior Director, Policy Development.Yesterday the Department of Energy released its “Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive...Show More Summary

NEI's Marv Fertel on Nuclear Science Week

With Nuclear Science Week in full swing, NEI's Marv Fertel passed along some thoughts:NEI is proud to support Nuclear Science Week. Thanks to nuclear science, the world has enjoyed the benefits of clean air energy, explored the far reaches of space and expanded the boundaries of medicine. Show More Summary

The National in National Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW – but very safe for work) is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Seattle is hosting NSW this year, bit let’s focus on the national aspect. Show More Summary

Valuing Nuclear Assets in A National Energy Review

President Obama in January directed the heads of nearly two dozen federal agencies to create an integrated review of U.S. energy policy “in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities.” The task force is charged with developing “integrated guidance to strengthen U.S. Show More Summary

Into the Fusion Breach with Lockheed Martin

It’s a short story in Scientific American that might make you say, Uh-oh, here we go: Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade. Show More Summary

In Virginia, No Debate on Nuclear Energy

The physical presentation of the Virginia Senatorial debate this past weekend wasn’t all that polished – it didn’t really need to be - but Sen. Mark Warner (D) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie certainly were on their respective games. Show More Summary

Cascading Ironies and the Nuclear Green Option

Kids today! From the Daily Trojan, the paper of the University of Southern California: Nuclear power production has rapidly grown since the 1930s … Indeed it has. They don’t reference President Roosevelt’s famous “We have nothing to fear but a nuclear-free future” speech, but otherwise, all systems go. Show More Summary

U.S. Nuclear Technology: The Right Choice

The global nuclear energy sector will descend upon Paris next week for the World Nuclear Exhibition, at the home of the famed Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Under the leadership of the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council, NEI and other American companies (including AREVA, CB&I, Westinghouse, NuScale Power and GE Hitachi) will represent U.S. Show More Summary

Outage Season Buttresses Nuclear Energy's Unmatched Reliability

Replacing the old steam generator at Unit 2. Earlier today, Unit 1 at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Station went offline after a record 644-day non-stop run. But in order to match that record or beat it next time, the...Show More Summary

Energy Diversity

Matthew L. Wald In an October 7, 2014 article, New York Times reporter Matthew Wald aptly describes the market forces, technological changes, and policy choices challenging electricity providers today. He artfully distinguishes two aspects of electric generation that are important to understand the value of diverse sources of electricity. Show More Summary

Stripping Arizona’s Uranium Resources

The U.S. District Court in Arizona sided with the Department of the Interior in its decision to withdraw one million acres of public land from new claims for uranium mining. The tract of land, called the Arizona Strip, has supported uranium mining and the support structure that has grown up around it for many years. Show More Summary

The Economic Value of Nuclear Energy in Illinois

Exelon made its case – see post below – and now we get a chance to look more deeply into the economic impact of the company’s 11 nuclear reactors (not to mention its corporate headquarters) in Illinois. NEI has released a report containing...Show More Summary

Exelon Makes the Nuclear Case in Illinois

Kathleen Barrón, Exelon’s senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs and wholesale market policy, had some strong words at a policy summit held by the Illinois Commerce Commission. “If the units at risk of closing today -- representing...Show More Summary

Nuclear Fills in Big Blind Spot as the U.N. Gathers

Former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman weighs in on climate change in the Boston Globe, but also tilts the discussion toward local concerns: During the polar vortex event, nuclear energy facilities around the country helped to save the day in the face of extreme weather. Show More Summary

NEI CEO Marv Fertel to Participate in Ex-Im Bank Press Conference

NEI CEO Marv Fertel will be participating in a press conference on the U.S. Export Import back today at 1:30 EDT in Room S. 115 at the Capitol. Also participating will be:Sen. CantwellSen. ManchinSen. KirkSen. GrahamMs. Kavia Kusum, President, Combustion Associates Inc.Mr. Show More Summary

The U.N. Climate Summit

The United Nations Climate Summit September 24 has an interesting format. It brings together 120 heads of state (or their representatives)to “announce bold actions that they will be taking in their countries.” These, I assume, could be anything on-topic, so there may be some nuclear energy-related announcements. Show More Summary

Innovation Brings Safe, Reliable Nuclear Operations

The following post was sent to us by PPL Susquehanna’s Francis Golomb for NEI’s Powered by Our People promotion. Powered by Our People is part of the Future of Energy campaign that NEI launched earlier this year. This promotion aimsShow More Summary

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