U.S. Installed Solar Capacity to Surpass Nuclear Power in Three Years

According to a review of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) report “Energy Infrastructure Update for August 2021” performed by the Sun Day Campaign, the federal agency is forecasting that the nation’s installed utility-scale solar power generating capacity will surpass nuclear power generating capacity within three years. Sun Day further reveals the report’s finding…

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Vladimir Slivyak of Ecodefense in Russia wins Right Livelihood Award!

Vladimir Slivyak [pictured] is one of Russia’s most committed and knowledgeable environmentalists, who has been spearheading important grassroots campaigns against environmentally damaging practices for decades. He has stopped projects related to the exploitation of fossil fuels, the use of nuclear power and coal, and the shipment of radioactive waste from abroad. As co-chairman and co-founder…

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Low dose radiation panel: Please register to attend, comment

The National Academies is hosting another public meeting this Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 11 AM -5:45 PM ET to examine how to move forward on low dose radiation research. Please register and attend what you can. The public comment time is from 5:30-5:45 PM. The first meeting was hosted on July 21, 2021 and…

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Groups intervene on Oconee relicensing

Beyond Nuclear and Sierra Club have intervened in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) review of Duke Energy’s application requesting a second twenty-year license extension (60- to 80-years) for the three-unit Oconee nuclear generating station near Seneca, South Carolina. The groups have requested a public hearing before an Atomic Safety Licensing Board based largely on an…

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Michigan Dams Fail Near Midland

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Fortunately, the Midland commercial nuclear power plant was never fired up, so there is no radioactive contamination there, nor high-level radioactive waste in on-site storage. Dr. Mary Sinclair, a co-founder and co-leader of Don’t Waste Michigan*, helped lead the successful resistance to the Midland nuclear power plant, way back in the 1970s and 1980s. The reason…

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Renewables More Effective for Carbon Reduction

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An analysis of 123 countries over 25 year period of data collected from the World Bank and International Energy Agency by the University of Sussex Business School, UK and the International School of Management in Munich, Germany conclude that “diverse renewables are generally proving, in the real world, to be crucially more effective than nuclear…

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Nuclear Free Future

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Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Watchdog of Beyond Nuclear, talks with host Margaret Harrington [photo, left] about a more positive outlook in the future regarding the dangers of nuclear power and weapons. He urges Vermonters to continue input into the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel [VNDCAP] and to contact our legislators. Beyond Nuclear has been…

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