The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a three-year deferral put in place in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that temporarily exempted paper and wood product manufacturers and ethanol producers from curbing the release of greenhouse gases, specifically CO2. The Appeals Court’s decision cited the U.S. Supreme Court […]

The Obama Administration’s Energy Department has announced an award to support a  project to design, license and help commercialize a small modular reactor (SMR) in the United States.  The lucky partnership members are Babcock & Wilcox with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel who will receive a dollar for dollar cost match in funding to […]

Hurricane Sandy offers an intense comparison between fusion an fission.  The region’s only functional fusion plant, the Sun, handicapped by distance, stunted by late season daylight hours and limited by the sunlit area of the North Atlantic still sent massive energy into the northeast coast of the U.S. hammering the area with rain, winds and […]

How to Lose the CO2 War

September 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

How to Lose the CO2 War In an article by Mark Lynas out of UK’s The Guardian is a summary of last week’s nuclear news.  If one is CO2 concerned, the news is very bad indeed. In a strong motivator for the environmentalists the week also saw the Arctic ice cover is recorded at its […]

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new home laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. It cost $2,590,110.00.  OK, that’s a firm-fixed-price contract, and how much profit is in the […]

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