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Saturday, June 30, 2012

IG report documents angry outbursts by US NRC Chairman Jaczko


IG report documents angry outbursts by US NRC Chairman Jaczko
Platts
IG report documents angry outbursts by US NRC Chairman Jaczko - read this Platts news article and other stories in electric power by clicking here. Also discover Platts energy information products related to electric power.

liquid metal battery ToastingDesign Blog

liquid metal battery ToastingDesign Blog
When it comes to moving our world forward through innovation, I love this quote from Donald Sadoway, spoken during a TED Talk about the liquid metal battery: ...
www.toastingdesign.com/blog/?tag=liquid-metal-battery

another fracking earthquake in Texas - 3.4 M



 
Another fracking earthquake in Texas – 3.4M - Bluedaze
We had another fracking earthquake in Texas this morning. This one was 3.4M and was in the Eagle Ford Shale. Event Page When I tried the Texas Railroad ...
www.texassharon.com/.../another-fracking-earthquake-in-texa...

Green Mercantilism Is a Threat to the Clean Energy Ecoomy


Green Mercantilism Is a Threat to the Clean Energy Economy
Huffington Post
Green Mercantilists like China, South Korea and Ukraine are adopting policies that give them and their domestic firms an unfair advantage, which not only harms the United States, but also limits global clean energy innovation.

Proposals on China-EU Energy Cooperation (Xue Yanping

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Proposals on China-EU Energy Cooperation (Xue Yanping)
In recent years, energy cooperation between China and European Union has developed very rapidly. On 5th May 2012, high-level energy officials from China ...
ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201206/5341.asp

Oil-rich Calgary a magnet for consulates


Oil-rich Calgary a magnet for consulates
Globe and Mail
The oil sands, and their environmental impact, can be hot politics back home. And pipeline plans could affect energy security of Asian countries and the United States. The diplomats insist they're not rivals, though China's moves into the oil sands ...

Lesson Learned The Fukushima disaster should make nuclear energy safer than ever. Jacopo Buongiorno

Lesson Learned

The Fukushima disaster should make nuclear energy safer than ever.
Jacopo Buongiorno


http://www.technologyreview.com/notebook/428209/lesson-learned/

California Energy Update 6/30

NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Sale of California Assets
MarketWatch (press release)
NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Sale of California Assets. CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA, Jun 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- NiMin Energy Corp. (TOR:CA:NNN) (OTN:NEYYF) (otcqx:NEYYF) (the "Company" or "NiMin") announced that it has ...
BrightSource, NextEra buy California solar projects
Reuters
In 2009, units of Solar Millennium and California oil company Chevron Corp proposed the Blythe project in Riverside County about 225 miles (362 km) east-southeast of Los Angeles, according to the project filing on the California Energy Commission website.
Solar firm that got Fed energy loan goes bankrupt
Contra Costa Times
WASHINGTON - A Colorado-based solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration said Thursday it will file for bankruptcy, the latest setback for an industry battered by the recession and stiff competition from ...
Clean Energy Adds Major Trucking Fleets to Natural Gas Fueling
Autochannel (press release)
SEAL BEACH, CA--June 29, 2012: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that it has begun providing natural gas fuel to additional trucking fleets which transport products for some of the country's largest and most well-known brands, accelerating the ...

Autochannel (press release)
Biggest Solar Farm Switching to Panels Only Before Purchase
Businessweek
The switch is described in a petition filed by Solar Trust's Palo Verde Solar I unit and posted today on the California Energy Commission's website. If approved, construction may begin as soon as April on what would be the world's largest solar farm ...
NextEra Files to Switch Blythe Project to Photovoltaic Panels
Bloomberg
... asked regulators for permission to follow through on previously announced plans to use photovoltaic panels at its 1000-megawatt Blythe solar farm, not the originally planned solar-thermal system, before the California project is sold to NextEra ...
Alternative Fuels in California
Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - It's been a watershed few weeks for alternative fuels in California with more than $30 million in grant funding announced recently by the California Energy Commission for research, development and distribution. At CDFA, we pay ...
NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Sale of Wyoming Assets
Energy Digital (press release)
CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - June 28, 2012) - NiMin Energy Corp. (TSX:NNN)(OTCBB:NEYYF)(OTCQX:NEYYF) (the "Company" or "NiMin") announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of its assets in Wyoming's Big Horn ...
PG&E Provides Top-to-Bottom Look At Natural Gas Safety Actions
Energy Digital (press release)
Based in San Francisco, with 20000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.
Concentrated Solar Power: BrightSource, NextEra buy California solar projects
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BrightSource Energy and NextEra Energy Inc have bought two large concentrating solar power projects in California from insolvent German renewable power company Solar Millennium AG. Concentrated Solar Power: BrightSource, NextEra buy California ...
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China responds to Fukushima Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


China responds to Fukushima Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Weekly Wrap - June 29, 2012 from Oil and Glory


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INPO-WANO News Update 6/30

INPO - WANO News and Report



Nonprolfieration Update 6/30

Third P5 Conference: Implementing the NPT
US Department of State (press release)
The five Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear-weapon states, or “P5,” met in Washington on June 27-29, 2012, in the wake of the 2009 London and 2011 Paris P5 conferences to review progress towards fulfilling the commitments made at the 2010 ...


Reorganization Bolsters Nuclear Nonproliferation Capability
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 27, 2012—Los Alamos National Laboratory has strengthened its capability in a key aspect of nuclear nonproliferation by ...
www.lanl.gov/.../reorganization-bolsters-nuclear-nonproliferat...
Training | CNS Middle East Nonproliferation | The James Martin ...
CNS Middle East Nonproliferation activities foster the development of a community of nonproliferation specialists in the Middle East.
cns.miis.edu/programs/middle_east/training.htm
RealClearWorld - We Need Cyberwar Nonproliferation Treaty
Shodan is a fictional megalomaniac artificial intelligence network from System Shock, a 1994 video game, symbolized by a female face arcing green lightning.
www.realclearworld.com/.../we_need_cyberwar_nonproliferati...

San Onofre Update 6/30

California energy officials plan for life without San Onofre - KSWB
As California energy officials make short-term plans to cope while the San Onofre plant is off line, they're also starting to think about a nuclear-free future.
www.fox5sandiego.com/.../la-me-san-onofre-20120624,0,633...


DO WE REALLY NEED IT?
U-T San Diego
The latest report on the outage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shows the replacement of four massive steam generators was accompanied by serious design flaws, with no clear solution in sight. Both stakeholders in San Onofre and critics of ...
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PERKINS: Anti-nukes don't care about cost
North County Times
In a legal petition filed this month with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the so-called "Friends of the Earth" demanded not only a "license amendment proceeding," but also an "adjudicatory public hearing" before San Onofre is allowed to start ...

Yucca Mountain Update 6/30


Yucca Mountain critic among nominees confirmed to nuclear panel
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- Sidestepping a new debate over the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, the Senate confirmed two of President Obama 's nominees to the beleaguered Nuclear Regulatory Commission – including a critic of the proposed waste ...
Feds need to rethink nuclear waste plans
The Daily News of Newburyport
In 2002, it appeared a solution was in the works when Congress approved building a storage facility within Yucca Mountain, in a remote Nevada desert near the nation's nuclear testing area. It was meant to store the spent rods from all of the nation's ...
Court's Waste Confidence Ruling
Energy Collective
Second, environmental groups who have argued against Yucca Mountain are delighted to see another court ruling that, if implemented, would add more “paralysis by analysis” to the spent fuel debate. More delays in

Thorium Update 6/30


India to establish nuclear reactor that uses Thorium as fuel: Atomic ...
India is planning to establish a nuclear power plant that uses thorium as main fuel instead of uranium, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman R K Sinha ...
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/.../14432116.cms
DOE Collaborates With China on Thorium Reactors Pike Research
The U.S. Department of Energy is collaborating with China on thorium-based reactors with molten salt cores, according to a report on Smart Planet. Written by ...
www.pikeresearch.com/.../doe-collaborates-with-china-on-thor...

China Energy Update 6/30

TMF World Energy Map: China
DailyFinance
The most populous country in the world, China has an insatiable appetite for energy. Imports are crucial, but the country also produces a large amount of.
US, China Find Path on Iran
Wall Street Journal
The U.S. decision on Thursday to exempt China from penalties targeting financial institutions that do business with Iran's energy sector came after data showing that China's imports of crude from Iran over the first five months of 2012 were down almost ...

Wall Street Journal
China to hold second shale gas auction in July - media
Reuters
Top energy agency, the National Energy Administration, targets to produce 6.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of shale gas by 2015, or roughly 6 percent of China's current total gas production. It intends to dramatically boost output to 60-100 bcm in 2020 ...
China, Singapore Exempted From US Iran Oil Sanctions
Bloomberg
As a nation, Japan ranked second behind China, according to the U.S. Energy Department. Clinton said reduced oil exports are costing Iran almost $8 billion a quarter in lost revenue. That estimate is based on a drop in crude exports to 1.5 million ...
China, Singapore cut back on Iranian crude
UPI.com
China and Singapore became the latest countries to get protection from U.S. sanctions because of moves away from Iranian crude, a U.S. official said.
Abound Failure Revives Debate Over Obama Solar Policies
Bloomberg
The failure of a second solar manufacturer that received loan guarantees from the U.S. Energy Department adds to pressure on President Barack Obama to justify incentives for the clean-energy industry that's being undercut by Chinese competition ...
Abound Solar closes and files bankruptcy
Examiner.com
According to the company's press release, Abound “…has been working to scale up manufacturing for its high-efficiency, second generation PV module, which was tested and verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to deliver 85 watts ...
Green energy contest hopes to spur further innovations
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan --The utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and innovative green approaches in major industries can help decrease global carbon emissions by up to 15 percent, said Eugene Chien, Chairman of the Taiwan Institute ...
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Abound Solar, Recipient Of $70M Energy Dept. Loan Guarantee, Goes Bankrupt
TPM
Both the Energy Department and Abound Solar blamed the company's failure on the production of cheap, standard solar panels imported by China, which have driven global prices of polysilicon solar panels — the most popular type — down to historic lows ...

TPM

[CEG Commentary] The Emerging Great Power's Middle Eastern

[CEG Commentary] The Emerging Great Power's Middle Eastern ...
By yzhao
China's fast economic growth requires energy security, and abundant oil and gas reserves make the Middle East, the main oil exporter to China, a vital region in the rising great power's energy strategy. China has become a net oil importer ...
China Elections and Governance

Orchestrating the Natural Gas Revolution

Orchestrating the Natural Gas Revolution

Robert Gee, EnergyBiz
THE SURGE OF NATURAL GAS made available through advanced exploration and production technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been heralded as a potential game changer in providing an abundant resource to address our country's future energy demand. Seemingly a fortnight ago, conventional wisdom had the United States relying on greater imports of liquefied natural gas. Today, the outlook is reversed, with qualified support for exporting the commodity, assuming production is sufficient for domestic needs.

A Secular Change In The Oil Marke

A Secular Change In The Oil Market

Qineqt, Seeking Alpha
Oil prices have shown a decline of 22% since the beginning of 2Q2012, and are trading at $80.15/bbl for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil. There are several reasons for the decline in oil prices, in both the local and international markets, and can be divided into structural/secular and cyclical changes. . .

It Really Doesn't Matter If We Stop Buying Middle Eastern Oil

It Really Doesn't Matter If We Stop Buying Middle Eastern Oil

By Jordan Weissmann

Friday, June 29, 2012

ASN issues security recommendations for France's nuclear plants

 
ASN issues security recommendations for France's nuclear plants
France's nuclear safety authority, ASN, unveiled a report containing several recommendations to enhance security at the country's nuclear plants in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi incident in Japan. All facilities need to be equipped with "hard-core" compounds and invest in technical skills and human resources, according to the report. The Japan incident "reminded us that, despite all precautions, the possibility of an accident can never be excluded," said Andr&#233-Claude Lacoste, director of ASN. Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires (6/28)

Candu Energy mulls development of MOX reactors in the UK

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  • Candu Energy mulls development of MOX reactors in the U.K.
    Canada's Candu Energy and the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority are studying the development of new reactors in the U.K. that would operate on mixed oxide fuel. "Candu technology is well-suited to deliver a timely and cost effective disposition of UK fissile material stocks based on proven design," said Ala Alizadeh, Candu Energy's senior vice president, marketing and business development. Financial Post (Canada)/The Canadian Press (6/28)

GDF Suez to trim nuclear energy business, experts say

GDF Suez to trim nuclear energy business, experts say
Experts predict sharp cuts in GDF Suez's nuclear energy business as France's nuclear market weakens and as Belgium curbs its dependence on nuclear power. "My view is that GDF Suez will continue to manage its power stations in Belgium [until 2025] but that it will choose other energy forms [elsewhere]," said Paris Dauphine University professor Jean-Marie Chevalier. GDF Suez obtained 10% of its total energy generation from nuclear in 2011, down from 13% in 2010. Reuters (6/28)

B&W unit secures U.S. Navy contracts worth $82 million

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  • B&W unit secures U.S. Navy contracts worth $82 million
    The U.S. Navy awarded contracts worth $82 million to Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group to provide reactor-related services, including the manufacturing of steam generator parts and the disassembling and removal of highly enriched uranium. "B&W NOG is pleased to continue its support of U.S. defense programs with these additional contracts," said Peyton Baker, B&W NOG president. The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.)

NRC lawyers back petition to delay reactor licensing

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  • NRC lawyers back petition to delay reactor licensing
    Attorneys with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission agree with a petition filed by environmental groups seeking to delay the licensing and license extensions for nuclear plants. The petition, which would affect NextEra Energy's Seabrook facility in New Hampshire, earned the support of 12 Nuclear Regulatory Commission lawyers. The Nuclear Energy Institute said in filings that the petition is not necessary and that the NRC's waste storage environmental analysis should be addressed in a formal rulemaking. NEI also said the petition's proposed 60-day waiting period was not warranted. EENews.net (subscription required) (6/28), SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Conn. AG expresses concern about relicensing of 2 units at N.Y. plant

Conn. AG expresses concern about relicensing of 2 units at N.Y. plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to determine the long-term environmental and safety effects of extending the operating license of two units at Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York, said Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. State and local governments could suffer financially from the evacuation of people should an emergency occur, Jepsen said. The plant is within 50 miles of one-third of Connecticut's population, he said. The Wall Street Journal/The Associated Press

US NRC Blog Update: Appointment of NRC Commissioners - How Does It Work

U.S. NRC Blog

Appointment of NRC Commissioners – How Does it Work?

by Moderator
Last month, President Obama nominated Dr. Allison Macfarlane to be an NRC Commissioner and indicated that if she is confirmed he will designate her as the next NRC Chairman. He also re-nominated Kristine Svinicki to serve another five-year term as an NRC Commissioner.
The NRC was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. Section 201 of that Act specifies that the Commission shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be a United States citizen. The President designates one of the Commissioners as Chairman to serve in that position at the pleasure of the President. No more than three Commissioners can be members of the same political party. The law establishes a structure where the Commissioners serve staggered terms, with the term of one Commissioner expiring each year on June 30th.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the appointment process begins when the President selects an individual to serve as a member of the Commission and submits the nomination to the United States Senate for its advice and consent. After the Senate receives the President’s nomination, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (the NRC’s Senate oversight committee) holds confirmation hearings and votes on whether to send the nomination to the full Senate for its consideration. Then a majority of the Senate must vote to confirm the nominee. The confirmation hearing for Dr. Macfarlane and Commissioner Svinicki was held on June 13th. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the nominations last Thursday.
Once the Senate has approved a nominee, the President must sign the appointment commission and only then can a Commissioner be sworn into office. At that point, the Commissioner will begin NRC service. Section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act provides that Commissioners must not engage in any outside business, vocation, or employment, so they must terminate any outside work before joining the Commission.
Sean Croston
NRC Attorney
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California Energy Update 6/30


GridSense, an Acorn Energy Company, Partners with California Utility to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GridSense, an Acorn Energy (NASDAQ:ACFN) company that develops and markets advanced monitoring solutions for the electric power industry, has announced that a California utility will ...
Emerson To Provide Power Technology For Two Solar Energy Projects In ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Emerson is pleased to be expanding its portfolio of solar energy projects in California," said Mark Bulanda, who serves as world leader for Emerson's solar and wind energy initiatives. "We pride ourselves on supplying this and other critical ...
NiMin Energy Announces Closing of Sale of Wyoming Assets
MarketWatch (press release)
CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA, Jun 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- NiMin Energy Corp. (TOR:CA:NNN) (OTN:NEYYF) (otcqx:NEYYF) (the "Company" or "NiMin") announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of its assets in ...
Solar firm that got DOE loan to declare bankruptcy
Contra Costa Times
Abound is the third clean-energy company to seek bankruptcy protection after receiving a loan from the Energy Department under the economic stimulus law. California solar panel maker Solyndra and Beacon Power, a Massachusetts energy-storage firm, ...
California Gasoline Rises After Shell Refinery Reports Upset
Bloomberg
Carbob gasoline inventories rose 5.4 percent last week to 4.8 million barrels from 4.55 million a week earlier, the state Energy Commission said in an e-mailed report yesterday. California-blend, or CARB, diesel supplies dropped 9.4 percent to 2.14 ...
Solar energy finds its way into homes thanks to innovative project
Hydrogen Fuel News
California continues to generate buzz in the world of solar energy. The state is already home to some of the most innovative solar energy projects in the U.S., but energy companies continue to work to expand the state's portfolio. Sullivan Solar Power ...
Covanta Energy, City of Modesto and County of Stanislaus Reach Agreement for ...
Energy Digital (press release)
CROWS LANDING, CA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2012) - Covanta Stanislaus Inc., a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corporation, (NYSE: CVA), the City of Modesto and the County of Stanislaus, California today announced an agreement that extends sustainable ...

UCSB scientists compile first study of potential for tsunamis in northwestern California

UCSB scientists compile first study of potential for tsunamis in northwestern California

Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jun 29, 2012
Using studies that span the last three decades, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have compiled the first evidence-based comprehensive study of the potential for tsunamis in Northwestern California. The paper, "Paleoseismicity of the Southern End of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Northwestern California," was co-written by professors Edward Keller and Alexander Simms from UCSB's Department of Earth

AREVA inaugurates the world's first hydrogen backup power system for Data Centers

AREVA inaugurates the world's first hydrogen backup power system for Data Centers

Paris, Francew (SPX) Jun 29, 2012
Helion, the AREVA subsidiary specialized in the use of hydrogen and energy storage, and its partner Modul'Data Center have inaugurated today the world's first backup power system connected to a Data Center and working with a fuel cell. On this occasion, more than fifty people, including professionals from the industry, as well as from the institutional and the telecommunications sectors, c

India to establish nuclear reactor that uses Thorium as fuel: Atomic Energy Commission

India to establish nuclear reactor that uses Thorium as fuel: Atomic Energy Commission

 BHUBANESWAR: India is planning to establish a nuclear power plant that uses thorium as main fuel instead of uranium, which is used in the conventional reactors. "It is natural for India to go for thorium reactors given the abundance in its supply in the country. We are in the process of selecting an appropriate site for establishing one," said Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman R K Sinha.

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Westinghouse, Curtiss-Wright Form Nuclear Plant Motor Service Alliance

Westinghouse, Curtiss-Wright Form Nuclear Plant Motor Service Alliance

Westinghouse and Parsippany, N.J.-based engineering firm Curtiss-Wright announced an agreement Thursday to collaborate on large motor refurbishments in nuclear plants.

Westinghouse and Curtiss-Wright Sign Strategic Nuclear Alliance

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation's Flow Control business segment's Electro-Mechanical Division (EMD) business unit to jointly pursue and develop business opportunities for the refurbishment of large motors for commercial nuclear power applications in North America and to collaborate on new technology development. 

The alliance will enable both companies and their customers to benefit from the combined capabilities and resources of two very experienced nuclear energy organizations. Westinghouse and Curtiss-Wright have several ongoing business agreements in support of operating nuclear plants around the world and AP1000® units under construction in China and the United States.


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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

This week, Japan prepared to bring its first reactor back into service since the Fukushima Daiichi accidents last year, while on Wednesday Tokyo Electric Power Co. detected a record amount of radiation in the basement of Fukushima unit 1.

Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear plant severely damaged following last year's earthquake and tsunami include:

Ohi Unit 3 to Restart This Weekend

IAEA Fukushima Update

http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/fukushima/statusreport280612.pdf

San Onofre Update 6/30


San Onofre: Do we really need it?
U-T San Diego
This summer may be just a test run for operating Southern California's electrical grid without a nuclear plant.
San Onofre Workers Lack State Whistleblower Protections
Kbps
California whistle-blower protections don't apply to San Onofre employees because the plant sits on federal property.
Southern Californians urged to conserve power
San Jose Mercury News
ALHAMBRA, Calif.—State energy officials plan to unveil an electricity conservation campaign for Southern California in light of forecasts of a hotter-than-normal summer and the continuing outage of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
State's Energy Leaders Call for Conservation
San Clemente Times
State's Energy Leaders Call for Conservation - Anticipating a hotter than usual summer and the loss of power production from San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station the state's top energy officials are urging consumers to conserve energy. The Flex ...
ENERGY: Anti-nuke crowd asks Oceanside council for support
North County Times
Fueled by last week's news of design flaws at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, more than 20 anti-nuclear activists on Wednesday asked the Oceanside City Council to put nuclear safety on the agenda at a future meeting. In other cities such as ...
So Cal Energy Shortage Could Cause Rotating Outages This Summer
Black Voice News
SCE has ordered the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, near San Clemente, California, to shut down Units 2 & 3 for maintenance and public safety reasons. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station generates 2200 megawatts of power to 1.4 million ...
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Gundersen on EcoReview: Fukushima Update and Nuclear Power Alternatives

Gundersen on EcoReview: Fukushima Update and Nuclear Power Alternatives
Tom Harvey of EcoReview hosts Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education. The two discuss: an update on Fukushima Daiichi; a look at why not all nuclear power plants are safe, especially plants like the currently shutdown California San Onofre nuclear generating station; and the use of alternative sources of energy for the United States and the world. Also, speaking in this segment is Regenerative Agriculture and energy expert David Blume.

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Gunderson's view: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima: What is the Link?

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi: What is the Link?
CCTV's Margaret Harrington hosts Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education. Arnie and Maggie discuss their recent travels to Italy to take part in and to view an opera on the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, entitled "La cortina di fumo" ("the smoke curtain"). Arnie and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi first participated in a symposium about the "Smoke Curtain" regarding the governmental smoke curtain that covers the truth about nuclear power accidents. Ms. Harrington and the Gundersens discuss the impact of the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima Daiichi disasters on the environment and people's health.

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