Can Nuclear Power be Saved?

…Can Nuclear Power be Saved?… The immediate threat to nuclear power is the use of auctions by various RTO/ISOs. The longer-term threat to nuclear power in the United States is the high cost of construction and the public’s irrational fear Continue reading Can Nuclear Power be Saved?

Pending Disaster

…Pending Disaster… The PJM independent system operator (ISO) said there is no imminent danger to the grid when it was asked about the First Energy bankruptcy filing and First Energy’s request of FERC for cost recovery for its nuclear and Continue reading Pending Disaster

More on the Auction Fiasco

…More on the Auction Fiasco… There appears to be general agreement that the auctions used by RTO/ISOs are rigged in favor of wind and solar. This past Saturday’s bankruptcy filing by a First Energy unit is largely the result of Continue reading More on the Auction Fiasco

China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind

..China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind… China has consolidated its nuclear power industry by combining two major Chinese nuclear companies, CNEC and CNNC, into a single powerhouse. The new company will have 150,000 employees. For comparison, Google has 72,000. Continue reading China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind

Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar

…Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar… The president and CEO of an organization supporting wind and solar, i.e., American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), has said that proposals by the Department of Energy and PJM are: “A brazen effort Continue reading Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar

Storage with Baseload Power

…Storage with Baseload Power… Howard Hayden, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Connecticut, recently published an article in The Energy Advocate analyzing the use of storage with various power generation alternatives, i.e., wind, solar, nuclear, coal and natural gas combined Continue reading Storage with Baseload Power