Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Thorium Nuclear Reactors

There is a growing chorus of voices advocating for the development of closed cycle nuclear reactors.  The most hyped approach is the Thorium reactor but there are others also.  In this post I will aggregate links to information on Thorium … Continue reading

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100% Renewables by 2050 or Sooner!

100×50 or sooner! I would like to see 100% renewables in the US by NO LATER than 2050.  Sooner is better for sure.  100% renewables in the US will create the technology scale such that renewable energy will move worldwide … Continue reading

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Do Indirect Emissions From EV Charging Negate the Value of the EV?

Some are concerned that adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV)s will indirectly lead to higher emission levels.  For example, if the power you charge your EV with comes from coal power plants then they argue that you will emit greenhouse gasses … Continue reading

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Surprising Wind Energy Improvements Over Last 2 Years – Lower Cost and Increase Value

Here is an encouraging post that indicates that the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and the Capacity Factor have improved substantially for wind power in the last two years.  This has resulted from improved turbine design.  Capacity factors for land … Continue reading

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A Nice Comparison of Energy Sources

This offers a great way to compare various sources of electrical generation including LCOE http://en.openei.org/apps/TCDB/

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Germany Continues to Lead Courageously

This is very positive news.  Not so much because of the elimination of Nukes but because of the huge commitment to renewable energy. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Germany-decides-to-abandon-apf-2013475929.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=2&asset&ccode

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The Nuclear Free Ride

Nuclear power externalizes costs in a number of ways.  One of these is that in the event of a nuclear accident, industry liability is limited by statute to $12.6 billion (Price-Anderson Act).  The federal government (read: taxpayer) ultimately foots the … Continue reading

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