A Ray Of Sunshine Falls On Puerto Rico

Still blacked out, Puerto Rico may be getting some of the solar hybrid microgrid technology everyone says it needs to recover from Hurricane Maria, and to withstand the next big one. Louis Berger has installed two prototype systems to support a rural women’s shelter and a rural children’s shelter.

The 2018 Energy Quiz

Like every year, energy will be a hot topic again in 2018. Do you know which state has the lowest carbon footprint? What energy source has the biggest deathprint? What activity subjects you to the most radiation? Take this energy quiz to test your know…

Stanford’s 100% Renewables A Roadmap To Nowhere

Stanford Prof Mark Jacobson is the prophet of a religion claiming the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. But other scientists better not question him or he’ll excommunicate you. And by excommunicate, I mean sue in court. Jacobson filed suit against a scientist who dared to criticize him.

China Will No Longer Take Our Recycled Junk

Beijing notified the WTO that it’s banning imports of various plastics and unsorted paper commonly sent from the U.S. Large amounts of dirty or hazardous constituents are mixed with these materials, leading to serious environmental pollution. But not r…

Pollution Kills More People Than Anything Else

A comprehensive report on environmental pollution shows that filthy air, contaminated water and other polluted parts of our environment kill more people each year than anything else– smoking, hunger, natural disasters, war, murder, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – costing us $4 trillion a year.

Nuclear Energy In America Is Teetering On A Cusp

ANS President Bob Coward opened the Society’s annual meeting in D.C. with a strong call to arms. Nuclear in America is on a cusp – one path leads to continued global leadership; the other leads to a slow fading to that of a third-rate power, leaving Russia and China to lead the world.

Puerto Rico Needs 50,000 Utility Poles

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electric grid will require over 50,000 utility poles with enough cable to stretch from San Diego to Boston and back. Their grid should be completely rebuilt to be robust and reliable, even with hurricanes. Nuclear + solar would do the trick, along w/underground power lines.

Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

For a long time, according to the newU.S. Renewable Energy Brief, that concludes the renewable energy tax equity market is extremely healthy, growing from $6.5 billion in 2013 to $11 billion in 2016. Don’t expect Congress to cut these tax credits anytime soon. Red States get more than Blue States.

There Is A Solution To North Korea

It’s not like we don’t know what to do about North Korea. It’s just that we keep doing to wrong thing. We must drop our fantasy of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, as well as the foolish requirement of preconditions in order to even start talking. Then we need to talk.

CSI: Nuclear

Looking for smuggling of nuclear materials involves some cool and complex monitoring of people, baggage, planes, trains, trucks, cars and cargo for all entry points and types – air, land and sea. Millions upon millions of things coming into the U.S. ne…

Electricity And Jobs In America

A new report released by M. J. Bradley says the U.S. electric power industry contributes $880 billion/year to the economy, and supportsmore than 7 million jobs. This is 1 in every 20 jobs. They are also very high-paying. Not surprising as electricity u…

Small Legislative Steps For Nuclear Energy

A flurry of activity in Washington, D.C. concerning nuclear power involving clean energy tax credits, funding for advanced reactors, nuclear waste disposal and storage, administrative needs, and lifting of nuclear moratoriums. But some are at odds with…

Will America Let China Lead The World?

China is planning on becoming the Greatest Nation On Earth, in part, by spending over a trillion dollars creating a 21st Century Silk Road to connect Asia, Europe and Africa in a global economic network. It will be the largest infrastructure project in…

The US-OPEC Oil War Takes Another Turn

Capitalism and innovative technology in the US still appears to be unbeatable. In 2014, OPEC refused to cut production in the face of low prices and surplus supply, hoping shale producers would cave. Instead, U.S. shale industry got meaner and leaner a…

We Have Plenty Of Uranium In North America

The highest grade U deposits in the world are found in theAthabasca Basin of Saskatchewan in Canada, the ‘Saudi Arabia of Uranium’, and NexGen just found the highest one yet. Since the U.S. has some, too, we don’t have to worry about running out of U on this Continent for over a century.

Canada Aims For A Fleet Of Small Modular Nukes

Canada is looking to fill their looming energy gap and address climate change by building a fleet of new small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) over the next 20 years. SMRs offer what we’ve always wanted – an economic, flexible, shippable reactor that cannot meltdown with waste that’s easy to handle

Ably Sustainable Clothing Dresses Down Global Warming

New Seattle-based apparel company Ably are seriously addressing environmental pollution and climate change. Their eco-friendly clothing line uses a technology called Filium that activates its 100% all-natural cotton to repel liquids and stains. Yes, you don’t have to wash your clothes for weeks.