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Monday, June 17, 2019

California Officials Want More Notice From PG&E Before Outages Related To Fire Risk - capradio.org

California Officials Want More Notice From PG&E Before Outages Related To Fire Risk - capradio.org: It's been only eight months since Pacific Gas and Electric began turning off the power as a way to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires. Emergency operations officials are asking for more notice from the utility.

Bankruptcy Court Denies FERC Jurisdiction over Power Purchase Agreements in PG&E Bankruptcy | Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - JDSupra

Bankruptcy Court Denies FERC Jurisdiction over Power Purchase Agreements in PG&E Bankruptcy | Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - JDSupra: On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling on a matter that has been closely monitored by the power industry. The court issued a...

PG&E shareholders to meet in SF, but focus remains on Sacramento - SFChronicle.com

PG&E shareholders to meet in SF, but focus remains on Sacramento - SFChronicle.com: The utility’s investors will vote this week on expanding the size of the company board. But legislation in Sacramento will be more pivotal to the company’s future.

California needs a big pot of money for wildfires. But how big? And who pays? - Los Angeles Times

California needs a big pot of money for wildfires. But how big? And who pays? - Los Angeles Times: With threats from credit ratings agencies, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature must approve a plan to solve the wildfire cost crisis next month.

Bjorn Lomborg: Energy solution hinges on better technology - Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine

Bjorn Lomborg: Energy solution hinges on better technology - Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine: 12:00AM June 15, 2019
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We Shouldn't Be Surprised Renewables Make Energy Expensive Since That's Always Been The Greens' Goal

We Shouldn't Be Surprised Renewables Make Energy Expensive Since That's Always Been The Greens' Goal: The goal of European Greens and US environmentalists has long been to make energy more expensive.

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid - The New York Times

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid - The New York Times

US power sector carbon emissions rise as natural gas outpaces renewables: Ceres | Utility Dive

US power sector carbon emissions rise as natural gas outpaces renewables: Ceres | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

IEA Could (Finally) Include 1.5°C Scenario in 2019 Annual Outlook Report | The Energy Collective Daily

IEA Could (Finally) Include 1.5°C Scenario in 2019 Annual Outlook Report | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective Network

Chinese nuclear power plants open up to public to prove confidence in safety - Global Times

Chinese nuclear power plants open up to public to prove confidence in safety - Global Times

Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld by U.S. Supreme Court - Reuters

Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld by U.S. Supreme Court - Reuters: The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the 1982 moratorium.

Chernobyl was catastrophic, but nuclear power now is safe and vital

Chernobyl was catastrophic, but nuclear power now is safe and vital: The HBO series shows we’re not going to have another Chernobyl. By far the biggest threat to human safety in power production is from climate change.

Nuclear power: Supreme Court rules for Virginia in uranium mining spat

Nuclear power: Supreme Court rules for Virginia in uranium mining spat

Chernobyl lies take their toll

Chernobyl lies take their toll


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Many Canadians concerned with 'gigantic' Chalk River radioactive waste mound, says  reader - The Hill Times

Many Canadians concerned with 'gigantic' Chalk River radioactive waste mound, says  reader - The Hill Times

Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA - World Nuclear News

Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA - World Nuclear News: Armenia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety but still faces challenges, including a shortage of qualified and experienced staff at its regulatory body, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said today, on completion of an Integrated Regulatory Review Service follow-up mission.

US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review - World Nuclear News

US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review - World Nuclear News: The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its final safety evaluation report on Tennessee Valley Authority's application for an early site permit for the potential use of a site at Clinch River for two or more small modular reactors. The regulator concluded there are no safety concerns to prevent issuing such a permit.

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration - World Nuclear News

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration - World Nuclear News: Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and AECOM of the USA have agreed to collaborate in providing decommissioning services to nuclear power plants in Japan.

Brad Pitt and Laurene Powell Jobs are reportedly invested in a mysterious 'cold fusion' energy company

Brad Pitt and Laurene Powell Jobs are reportedly invested in a mysterious 'cold fusion' energy company

Nuke Waste Costs Soar to $35.5 Billion as U.S. Reactors Shut - Bloomberg

Nuke Waste Costs Soar to $35.5 Billion as U.S. Reactors Shut - Bloomberg

New Robots Can Safely Decommission Nuclear Reactors

New Robots Can Safely Decommission Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear-Waste Hot Potato Gets Underway in House

Nuclear-Waste Hot Potato Gets Underway in House: Diving into a decades-long stalemate, federal lawmakers considered three bills Thursday that take different approaches to the storage and disposal of America’s nuclear waste.

Students barred from talking of climate change in graduation speeches - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Students barred from talking of climate change in graduation speeches - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: More than 350 students—typically valedictorians—had wanted to talk about climate change in their farewell addresses at graduation. But many said they were barred from doing so, on the grounds that the global climate emergency is too political to mention.

Decision to keep nuclear weapons data classified hurts US national security - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Decision to keep nuclear weapons data classified hurts US national security - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Hans Kristensen explains why it is more dangerous for the United States to keep the 2018 nuclear stockpile data classified then it is to make it public.

China’s Latest Trade Threat Reignites Concerns Over US Mineral Dependency | The Daily Caller

China’s Latest Trade Threat Reignites Concerns Over US Mineral Dependency | The Daily Caller

Reliance on Foreign Minerals Leaves America at Risk | RealClearEnergy

Reliance on Foreign Minerals Leaves America at Risk | RealClearEnergy: The taboo against hard-rock mining in the United States is nonsensical and should be abandoned. Instead, America should embrace a far wiser policy of ensuring greater access to minerals on our...

China Controls Global Rare Earth Mineral Trade - IER

China Controls Global Rare Earth Mineral Trade - IER: Rare earth minerals—a group of 17 elements with similar qualities—are used in hundreds of high-technology products and military equipment. Military…

Japan’s Energy Goals Set Nuclear at 20% | Neutron Bytes

Japan’s Energy Goals Set Nuclear at 20% | Neutron Bytes: (Japan English language wire services / NucNet) Japan is calling for further efforts to cut its carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy. Signifiantly, it is also pushing nuclear power despit…

Holtec Inks Ukraine Deal to Build SMRs

Holtec Inks Ukraine Deal to Build SMRs


https://neutronbytes.com/2019/06/15/holtec-inks-ukraine-deal-to-build-smrs/

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Japan and German Emissions Went Up After Nuclear Shutdowns: The Energy Collective

Japan and German Emissions Went Up After Nuclear Shutdowns | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective Network

California fire season starts with PG&E power shut-off in 5 counties | Utility Dive

California fire season starts with PG&E power shut-off in 5 counties | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

The Miracle of Electricity, and More to Come

The Miracle of Electricity, and More to Come: I constantly marvel at how wondrous electricity is, maybe because I grew up in Africa where, for stretches of my childhood, we lived under canvas in the bush without it. I can tell you it wasn’t ro…

China: Standing Up to US on Iran - The Globalist

China: Standing Up to US on Iran - The Globalist: Chinese purchases of Iranian oil raise tantalizing questions.

Friday, June 14, 2019

PG&E taking heat for three days of power outages in Lafayette – The Mercury News

PG&E taking heat for three days of power outages in Lafayette – The Mercury News: Lafayette City Council member Cameron Burks is now calling for an immediate county investigation of PG&E over a fire station’s opening delay.

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units - World Nuclear News

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units - World Nuclear News: Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction.

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada - World Nuclear News

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada - World Nuclear News: An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy - World Nuclear News

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy - World Nuclear News: Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison.

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities - World Nuclear News

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities - World Nuclear News: The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Nuclear New Build 2019: The future of the nuclear industry

Nuclear New Build 2019: The future of the nuclear industry: The Nuclear New Build 2019 conference took place in London on 11-12 June, bringing together the nuclear industry from the UK and elsewhere.

Poland and US sign memorandum on cooperation in nuclear energy | Politics | POST Online Media

Poland and US sign memorandum on cooperation in nuclear energy | Politics | POST Online Media: US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of civil nuclear energy in Washington DC, the Polish Embassy in the United States has said.

Op-ed: DOE offers path to progress at Savannah River Site | The State

Op-ed: DOE offers path to progress at Savannah River Site | The State: The Department of Energy’s new plan will get radioactive waste out of South Carolina quickly and efficiently while improving the public health and safety of our environment, according to a department official..

Officials make last-ditch plea to U.S. Supreme Court about MOX, plutonium | News | aikenstandard.com

Officials make last-ditch plea to U.S. Supreme Court about MOX, plutonium | News | aikenstandard.com

House Committee Votes to Prohibit Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons on Submarines - USNI News

House Committee Votes to Prohibit Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons on Submarines - USNI News

NRC Taking Comments on Petition to Revise Rules on Decommissioning Trusts - ExchangeMonitor

NRC Taking Comments on Petition to Revise Rules on Decommissioning Trusts - ExchangeMonitor: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

$733 billion defense bill passes committee -- FCW

$733 billion defense bill passes committee -- FCW: The House Armed Services Committee debated into the early morning, pushing the 21 hour mark before passing its version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Power producers to appeal ruling on PG&E energy contracts - Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED) | Seeking Alpha

Power producers to appeal ruling on PG&E energy contracts - Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED) | Seeking Alpha: NextEra Energy ([[NEE]] +0.8%), Consolidated Edison ([[ED]] +1.1%) and Calpine say they plan to appeal a recent decision by a judge that the Federal Energy

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada - World Nuclear News

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada - World Nuclear News: An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

We Must Make Room for Nuclear in the Green New Deal - Charged Affairs

We Must Make Room for Nuclear in the Green New Deal - Charged Affairs: The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to address the monumental challenges of climate change, social inequality, and long-term energy security. This can be achieved with the help of a low-carbon emitting energy source available right now: nuclear power.

French Nuclear Power Producer EDF Plans a Turnaround - WSJ

French Nuclear Power Producer EDF Plans a Turnaround - WSJ: Aging nuclear reactors, soaring debt and operations that absorb more cash than they generate are just some of the problems facing the finance chief of the French power supplier.

How The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Meltdown Formed World's Most Dangerous Lava Flow

How The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Meltdown Formed World's Most Dangerous Lava Flow: In April 1986, Reactor 4 of the Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin Atomic Power Station near the city of Chernobyl experiences a catastrophic core meltdown. The radioactive lava that formed was named Corium and it's still there.

French Nuclear Power Producer EDF Plans a Turnaround - WSJ

French Nuclear Power Producer EDF Plans a Turnaround - WSJ

Nuclear power still makes sense

Nuclear power still makes sense: The HBO series “Chernobyl” has given viewers another reason to fear nuclear power. Fair enough. But the discerning viewer will note that the horrific effects of the 1986 reactor plant explosion were directly related to the former Soviet Union’s incompetence, bureaucracy and propaganda machine.
The “accident” at Chernobyl and the 2011 reactor catastrophe in Japan are solid reasons to fear nuclear meltdowns. But there are also solid reasons to embrace responsible, sustainable and environmentally sound nuclear plants.
This may not happen because of the fear factor but even more so because of the political party most obsessed with climate change.

Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Market SWOT Analysis by Key Statistics from 2019-2025 | Alstom, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Energy, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy – People Herald Today

Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Market SWOT Analysis by Key Statistics from 2019-2025 | Alstom, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Energy, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy – People Herald Today: The global Nuclear Power Plant Equipment market report 2019 directly illustrates the market basics: industry summary, definitions, categories, department by product category, applications, industry…

The Global Nuclear Power Market 2019-2024: Developing Countries to Drive Electricity Consumption and Production - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Global Nuclear Power Market 2019-2024: Developing Countries to Drive Electricity Consumption and Production - ResearchAndMarkets.com

We need to quit coddling the nuclear power industry - The Washington Post

We need to quit coddling the nuclear power industry - The Washington Post

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire June 14, 2019


ANS Nuclear Policy Wire
June 14, 2019

House Appropriations Floor Update 

The House recessed yesterday after taking 70 votes on amendments to H.R. 2740, the so-called 4-bill minibus which includes Energy and Water.
 
The House will resume votes on H.R. 2740 on Tuesday, June 8th and amendments pertaining to nuclear energy may be considered.
 
No official dates for Senate Appropriations floor time have been announced yet. Movement in that area is expected sometime after the July 4th recess.

Damning new report chronicles missile defense slip-ups


Damning new report chronicles missile defense slip-ups



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Decision to keep nuclear weapons data classified hurts US national security


Decision to keep nuclear weapons data classified hurts US national security


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Yucca Mountain facility should be used to store nuclear waste

Yucca Mountain facility should be used to store nuclear waste

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers -- Stop Closing Nuclear Plants

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers -- Stop Closing Nuclear Plants: Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. It would replace the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of more general subsidies to all clean-energy sources, which includes all renewables and nuclear.

Top nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April | TheHill

Top nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April | TheHill: The Pentagon’s top civilian in charge of nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs left the post to little fanfare in early April, adding to a growing number of Pentagon departures since late last year.

Ratifying a Nuclear Test Ban Is a First Step Toward Non-Proliferation

Ratifying a Nuclear Test Ban Is a First Step Toward Non-Proliferation

Nuke Waste Costs Soar to $35.5 Billion as U.S. Reactors Shut - Bloomberg

Nuke Waste Costs Soar to $35.5 Billion as U.S. Reactors Shut - Bloomberg

Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy Alert:

Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy Alert: A recent ruling in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) bankruptcy proceeding highlights the risk to certain renewable energy projects from utility bankruptcy. In a June 7, 2019 ruling, the

PG&E Hires Morrison & Foerster to Defend CPUC Investigation | The Recorder

PG&E Hires Morrison & Foerster to Defend CPUC Investigation | The Recorder: Morrison & Foerster is now one of several large firms with a hand in the utility giant's bankruptcy proceedings.

Exelon's status as renewable power force teeters

Exelon's status as renewable power force teeters: A major California bankruptcy could lead the Chicago-based power giant to lose most of its wind farms—and a huge solar power ranch—thanks to a decision two years ago to mortgage them for hundreds of millions.

Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy Alert

Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy Alert: A recent ruling in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) bankruptcy proceeding highlights the risk to certain renewable energy projects from utility bankruptcy. In a June 7, 2019 ruling, the

Fukushima Update June 14, 2019

Fukushima Update June 14, 2019 –

Kawauchi Village population is recovering nicely… Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet approves Japan’s energy policy through 2050, which includes nuke restarts… Training and simulations for Monju fast breeder fuel removal goes off without a hitch… Kyushu Electric Company plans to shut down three nuclear units due to NRA terrorist regulations.

https://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations - World Nuclear News

Australian isotope facility to begin full-scale operations - World Nuclear News: The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine facility has received a regulatory licence that will allow it to move to full production of molybdenum-99, the Australian nuclear science and technology organisation announced today.

The Value of Nuclear – 2019 ANS Annual Meeting Opening Plenary | ANS Nuclear Cafe

The Value of Nuclear – 2019 ANS Annual Meeting Opening Plenary | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Introducing Nuclear Power to a Five-Year-Old | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Introducing Nuclear Power to a Five-Year-Old | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Ayatollah Says America Can't Stop Iran Getting Nuclear Weapons

Ayatollah Says America Can't Stop Iran Getting Nuclear Weapons: "The United States' prohibition would not be an obstacle," Ali Khamenei said, though he stressed the Islamic Republic had no desire for a nuclear arsenal.

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher' - HoustonChronicle.com

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher' - HoustonChronicle.com

Terrestrial Energy USA Appoints Former TVA, Exelon COO as President

Terrestrial Energy USA Appoints Former TVA, Exelon COO as President

Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline - World Nuclear News

Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline - World Nuclear News: Nuclear power reactors in Japan that have resumed operation could be forced to temporarily shut down again if back-up safety measures are not in place by specified deadlines under new rules approved by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Operators of restarted units have already said they expect delays in the completion of such facilities.

Nuclear New Build 2019: The future of the nuclear industry

Nuclear New Build 2019: The future of the nuclear industry: The Nuclear New Build 2019 conference took place in London on 11-12 June, bringing together the nuclear industry from the UK and elsewhere.

Customers will split up to $146M in nuclear plant lawsuit settlement

Customers will split up to $146M in nuclear plant lawsuit settlement: It ends a 22-month legal fight over SCE&G’s failure to finish the construction of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in Fairfield.

Op-ed: DOE offers path to progress at Savannah River Site | The State

Op-ed: DOE offers path to progress at Savannah River Site | The State

SCE Awards San Onofre Spent Fuel Strategic Plan Contract to North Wind - Odessa American: Business

SCE Awards San Onofre Spent Fuel Strategic Plan Contract to North Wind - Odessa American: Business: ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 13, 2019--

U.S. Must Guard Against Trade War Escalation Using Rare Earth Elements | Citizens Against Government Waste

U.S. Must Guard Against Trade War Escalation Using Rare Earth Elements | Citizens Against Government Waste: As the U.S.-China trade war escalates, rare earth elements have become a focal point of economic tension.  Described as an “ace in Beijing's hand", China produces 81 percent of the world’s rare earth elements, with the U.S.

IAEA Reviews Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework | IAEA

IAEA Reviews Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework | IAEA

Texas Will Have Voice in GTCC Waste Disposal, NRC Says - ExchangeMonitor

Texas Will Have Voice in GTCC Waste Disposal, NRC Says - ExchangeMonitor

NRC Spent $939 From Nuclear Waste Fund in April - ExchangeMonitor

NRC Spent $939 From Nuclear Waste Fund in April - ExchangeMonitor: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

NRC says fuel removed from Pilgrim Reactor - News - southcoasttoday.com - New Bedford, MA

NRC says fuel removed from Pilgrim Reactor - News - southcoasttoday.com - New Bedford, MA: BOSTON — The shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth has removed all fuel from its reactor and is now shifting into a different level of oversight from the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, regulators said Tuesday.The Plymouth plant had been generating about 680 megawatts of electricity since coming online in 1972, and officially shut down May 31. The NRC said that Pilgrim's owner, Entergy Corp., informed it on Monday that the plant has "certified cessation of power

NRC Taking Comments on Petition to Revise Rules on Decommissioning Trusts


NRC Taking Comments on Petition to Revise Rules on Decommissioning Trusts


https://www.exchangemonitor.com/nrc-taking-comments-petition-revise-rules-decommissioning-trusts/?printmode=1

The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Americans From Top Cancer Research - Bloomberg

The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Americans From Top Cancer Research - Bloomberg: The NIH and the FBI are targeting ethnic Chinese scientists, including U.S. citizens, searching for a cancer cure. Here’s the first account of what happened to Xifeng Wu.

NuScale Timeline: 12-Module Plant By 2027 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

NuScale Timeline: 12-Module Plant By 2027 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

IAEA focus on verification and development - World Nuclear News

IAEA focus on verification and development - World Nuclear News: "I am worried about increasing tensions over the Iranian nuclear issue," said Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a statement to the agency's board of governors on 10 June he called on Iran to fully implement its commitments.

Fermi Energia starts SMR feasibility study - World Nuclear News

Fermi Energia starts SMR feasibility study - World Nuclear News: Fermi Energia has launched a feasibility study on the suitability of small modular reactors for Estonia’s electricity supply and climate goals beyond 2030, following a financing round of EUR260,000 (USD290,076) from investors and shareholders.

The Saudi-Made Smart Bomb and Riyadh's Quest for an Independent Defense Industry

The Saudi-Made Smart Bomb and Riyadh's Quest for an Independent Defense Industry: When Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his trademark Saudi Vision 2030, a comprehensive set of development goals, a key ambition was to create a fully-fledged defense industry. According to the plan, Saudi intends to “localize” over half of its military equipment spending by 2030—a significant change from the 2 percent it currently locally sources.

DOE’s Perry: Coal, Nuclear Must Be Saved

DOE’s Perry: Coal, Nuclear Must Be Saved

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned. - The Washington Post

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned. - The Washington Post: The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.

NextEra looking to limit testimony in relicensing challenge - News - seacoastonline.com - Portsmouth, NH

NextEra looking to limit testimony in relicensing challenge - News - seacoastonline.com - Portsmouth, NH: SEABROOK — The Atomic Safety Licensing Board is postponing a final ruling on a motion from the owners of NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant to exclude certain testimony from an upcoming hearing with Massachusetts-based nuclear watchdog group C-10.According to ASLB's June 7 decision, its judges determined NextEra’s motion to exclude specific testimony from the Sept. 24-27 evidentiary hearing “is premature because C-10 has not yet submitted any testimony or exhibits

House Committee Rejects Another Shot at Yucca Mountain Funding - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

House Committee Rejects Another Shot at Yucca Mountain Funding - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

Pilgrim oversight shifts to decommissioning - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

Pilgrim oversight shifts to decommissioning - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

NM Gov. opposes nuclear site, Carlsbad officials 'disappointed"

NM Gov. opposes nuclear site, Carlsbad officials 'disappointed": Opponents challenged the idea as dangerous to the environment and worried the facility could become permanent.

Perry says federal incentives to save coal, nukes up to US FERC | S&P Global Platts

Perry says federal incentives to save coal, nukes up to US FERC | S&P Global Platts: Perry a 'fan of states making their own decisions' US needs to have redundant, diverse energy, resilient delivery US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry told reporters the Department of Energy is not devel

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned. - The Washington Post

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned. - The Washington Post: The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.

US must 'reassert global leadership' in nuclear energy or lose out to Russia and China

US must 'reassert global leadership' in nuclear energy or lose out to Russia and China: If the U.S. does not reassert global leadership in this sector, others will. Russia and China today account for more than 60 percent of new nuclear plants under construction worldwide, write Sens. Mike Crappo and Sheldon Whitehouse.

Construction Progresses on Bangladesh's First Nuclear Power Plant


Construction Progresses on Bangladesh's First Nuclear Power Plant

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Bangladesh’s nuclear power plant, being built in Rooppur, about 160 kilometers northwest of the capital, will have the capacity to generate 2400 megawatts of electricity. (Photo: L. Gil/IAEA)
Dhaka and Rooppur, Bangladesh — As 2019 starts, authorities in Bangladesh have presented in Vienna this week their progress towards nuclear power at a Technical Meeting on Topical Issues in the Development of Nuclear Power Infrastructure, with more than one hundred participants from 40 IAEA Member States.
This country of 160 million plans to produce 9% of its electricity from nuclear power and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by the middle of the next decade when both reactors of the new power plant will have gone into operation.
“By 2040 we estimate that Bangladesh will need to generate about 78 000 megawatt of electricity in a high-demand scenario and about 69 000 in a low one, and nuclear power will play a significant role,” said Mohammad Shawkat Akbar, Project Director of the nuclear power plant construction project and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited, an enterprise of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC).
This, Akbar said, is according to the revised Power System Master Plan for Bangladesh from 2016. “We are confident that the first unit will be commissioned in 2023 and the second in 2024,” he said.
The plant, being built in Rooppur, about 160 kilometers northwest of the capital, will have the capacity to generate 2400 megawatts of electricity.
The construction project is being implemented by a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM. It is high on the Bangladeshi government’s agenda, all the way up to the Prime Minister’s office.
Bangladesh is expected to be one of the countries to suffer the most from climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) anticipates that sea level rise from climate change is expected to subsume a large portion of its coastal land by 2080.
The government has designed several national policies and actions to adapt to this threat. These focus on food security and health, as well as on energy security — an area where the construction of the nuclear power plant in Rooppur, which is not in coastal land, is expected to help.
“All site-specific conditions, including protection from flooding and earthquakes, had to be addressed before getting the relevant licenses,” said Naiyyum Choudhury, Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority.
Bangladesh, a country of 160 million, plans to produce 9% of its electricity from nuclear power and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by the middle of the next decade. (Photo: L. Gil/IAEA)

IAEA help

Since Bangladesh expressed interest in embarking on a nuclear power programme, the IAEA has been assisting the country through its technical cooperation programme and Peaceful Uses Initiative. This support includes assistance with reviewing nuclear laws, preparing for adhering to international legal instruments, developing and reviewing regulations, assessing sites and developing a radioactive waste management system.
“A big challenge in such a complex project is building capacities,” Akbar said. “And this is an area where the IAEA can immensely help.” Several IAEA review missions, workshops, training courses and scientific visits have supported in building national capacity and nuclear knowledge. In 2018 alone, right after the construction of the power plant began, the IAEA technical cooperation programme organized six group scientific visits to the country to provide support in quality assurance, construction materials management and testing, and emergency planning, among others.
The IAEA will continue to support the country in the areas of safety, regulatory framework, management, human resource development, security, safeguards and emergency planning. This is what participants agreed during a consultancy meeting held in Vienna last month between IAEA and Bangladeshi officials to review progress made and plan further support in 2019-2021.
In November 2011, the IAEA conducted an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) of the country, making recommendations on how to develop a plan to establish the nuclear infrastructure. Nearly five years later, in May 2016, a follow-up mission of experts noted the progress made: Bangladesh had established a nuclear regulatory body, chosen a site for the power plant and completed the site characterization and environmental impact assessment.
“Our assistance to embarking countries is small, but strategic,” said John Haddad, a nuclear engineer at the IAEA. “We provide capacity building through scientific visits, fellowships, and training courses; we provide guidance, documents, review missions and offer a platform for them to share experiences.”

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Ukraine, U.S. sign partnership agreement on small modular reactors - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Ukraine, U.S. sign partnership agreement on small modular reactors - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine - World Nuclear News

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine - World Nuclear News: Holtec International, Ukraine's Energoatom and the country's State Scientific and Technology Centre have formally entered into a partnership to advance the US company's SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine.

Utilities ask Congress to 'come to grips' with clean energy requirements by setting nationwide rules

Utilities ask Congress to 'come to grips' with clean energy requirements by setting nationwide rules

Poland and US sign memorandum on cooperation in nuclear energy | Politics | POST Online Media

Poland and US sign memorandum on cooperation in nuclear energy | Politics | POST Online Media: US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of civil nuclear energy in Washington DC, the Polish Embassy in the United States has said.

Nuclear Reactors 685 - Finnish Terraframe Working On Licensing And Constructing A Uranium Extraction Plant | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 685 - Finnish Terraframe Working On Licensing And Constructing A Uranium Extraction Plant | Nucleotidings

The Industrial Energy Buyer | Energy Central

The Industrial Energy Buyer | Energy Central

IAEA focus on verification and development - World Nuclear News

IAEA focus on verification and development - World Nuclear News: "I am worried about increasing tensions over the Iranian nuclear issue," said Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a statement to the agency's board of governors on 10 June he called on Iran to fully implement its commitments.

New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan - World Nuclear News

New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan - World Nuclear News: The US state of New Jersey has released its initial blueprint for the total conversion of its energy profile to 100% "clean energy" by 2050.

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine - World Nuclear News

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine - World Nuclear News: Holtec International, Ukraine's Energoatom and the country's State Scientific and Technology Centre have formally entered into a partnership to advance the US company's SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine.

EEI names Exelon Corp. CEO its new chairman - Power Engineering

EEI names Exelon Corp. CEO its new chairman - Power Engineering: The Institute’s chairmanship rotates on an annual basis, and Crane succeeds Lynn J. Good, chairman, president, and CEO of Charlotte-based Duke Energy

NuScale Timeline: 12-Module Plant By 2027 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

NuScale Timeline: 12-Module Plant By 2027 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

Debunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear – NextBigFuture.com

Debunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear – NextBigFuture.com

Climate Change Could Trigger Global Financial Crisis | OilPrice.com

Climate Change Could Trigger Global Financial Crisis | OilPrice.com

Nuclear News Roundup Jun 12, 2019 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Jun 12, 2019 | Nucleotidings

PG&E’s bankruptcy: renewable energy costs at 800% of market rates

PG&E’s bankruptcy: renewable energy costs at 800% of market rates: PG&E’s bankruptcy: renewable energy costs at 800% of market rates

Nuclear Fusion 58 - Researchers Are Developing Computer Models Of Turbulence In Plasmas | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Fusion 58 - Researchers Are Developing Computer Models Of Turbulence In Plasmas | Nucleotidings

Russia May Come Between OPEC Nations | RealClearEnergy

Russia May Come Between OPEC Nations | RealClearEnergy: Russia May Come Between OPEC Nations | RealClearEnergy

Alaska Key to US Energy Security | RealClearEnergy

Alaska Key to US Energy Security | RealClearEnergy

Ex-UN chief tells nuclear powers to get serious about disarming

Ex-UN chief tells nuclear powers to get serious about disarming

US House also seeks to block Trump arms sales to Saudi Arabia

US House also seeks to block Trump arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Idaho National Lab Seeks Nuclear Waste Management Integration and Transportation Staff Specialist | Mining Awareness +

Idaho National Lab Seeks Nuclear Waste Management Integration and Transportation Staff Specialist | Mining Awareness +: It is the US National [Nuclear] Labs, such as Idaho National Lab, which should be better able to monitor and manage nuclear waste-spent nuclear fuel, and not nuclear power station workers, as someo…

Radioactive Waste in Leaking & Collapsing Salt Domes – Sinkholes | Mining Awareness +

Radioactive Waste in Leaking & Collapsing Salt Domes – Sinkholes | Mining Awareness +: Salt Domes: A Good Location for Nuclear Wastes? November 7, 2013 Louisiana Collapsing Salt Dome-Sinkhole The currently imploding Louisiana Salt Dome Sinkhole has been of keen interest to us in part…

U.S. Utilities Invest in Technology, Build Customer Trust to Cope with Future Storms, Wildfires | Energy Central

U.S. Utilities Invest in Technology, Build Customer Trust to Cope with Future Storms, Wildfires | Energy Central

Debunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear | Energy Central

Debunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear | Energy Central

HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context - Science & History - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context - Science & History - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: Nuclear enthusiast Mike Walker writes about science and history of nuclear power.

HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context - Science & History - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context - Science & History - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: Nuclear enthusiast Mike Walker writes about science and history of nuclear power.

PG&E Encourages Customers to Conserve Electricity as California Declares Flex Alert | Energy Central

PG&E Encourages Customers to Conserve Electricity as California Declares Flex Alert | Energy Central

PG&E Begins Wildfire Season with Preemptive Power Shutdown | Energy Central

PG&E Begins Wildfire Season with Preemptive Power Shutdown | Energy Central

Russian nuclear company Rosatom to open subsidiary in Saudi Arabia

Russian nuclear company Rosatom to open subsidiary in Saudi Arabia


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Energy Department Plan to Reclassify Radioactive Nuclear Waste Spurs Anger | National News | US News

Energy Department Plan to Reclassify Radioactive Nuclear Waste Spurs Anger | National News | US News: The move has outraged environmental groups and brought up questions from experts.

USGS reports 4.0-magnitude earthquake outside of Cleveland in Lake Erie, just north of Eastlake

USGS reports 4.0-magnitude earthquake outside of Cleveland in Lake Erie, just north of Eastlake: Residents across a wide swath of Northeast Ohio reported feeling an earthquake Monday morning.

Microorganisms, vegetable oil are central to SRS groundwater cleanup | News | aikenstandard.com

Microorganisms, vegetable oil are central to SRS groundwater cleanup | News | aikenstandard.com

Paul Ryan says entitlement and immigration reforms were his biggest 'unfinished business'

Paul Ryan says entitlement and immigration reforms were his biggest 'unfinished business': PHILADELPHIA — Paul Ryan said Monday that reforms to entitlement spending and immigration were the biggest "unfinished business" of his speakership.

Phil Murphy's clean energy goals include nuclear in report

Phil Murphy's clean energy goals include nuclear in report

New Mexico's governor comes out against nuclear waste site - The San Diego Union-Tribune

New Mexico's governor comes out against nuclear waste site - The San Diego Union-Tribune: Interim storage facility has been seen as possible destination for San Onofre spent fuel

Stop spinning wheels on nuclear waste disposal | Editorial - nj.com

Stop spinning wheels on nuclear waste disposal | Editorial - nj.com: Recent developments may be a one-two punch against providing an off-site safe space for New Jersey's nuclear waste.

Opposition Grows to New Mexico High-Level Nuclear Waste Site – InsideSources

Opposition Grows to New Mexico High-Level Nuclear Waste Site – InsideSources: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has voiced intense opposition to a New Jersey company’s plans to build a multibillion-dollar facility to

Board defers decision on nuclear plant owner's legal motion | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

Board defers decision on nuclear plant owner's legal motion | Local News | gloucestertimes.com: NEWBURYPORT — The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has announced that it will defer its decision on Seabrook Station owner NextEra Energy’s legal motion that attempts to restrict the C-10

'FERC must be Stopped,' PG&E Bankruptcy Judge Says

'FERC must be Stopped,' PG&E Bankruptcy Judge Says: The federal judge overseeing PG&E’s bankruptcy case ruled that he retains sole oversight of PPAs the utility has said it may seek to reject.

PG&E Contracts Aren’t Under Regulator’s Oversight, Judge Rules - Barron's

PG&E Contracts Aren’t Under Regulator’s Oversight, Judge Rules - Barron's: In a recent ruling, a federal bankruptcy judge said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission doesn’t have jurisdiction over PG&E’s renewable-energy contracts.

PG&E Holds 'Public Safety Power Shutoff' Wildfire Safety Meeting | Sierra News Online

PG&E Holds 'Public Safety Power Shutoff' Wildfire Safety Meeting | Sierra News Online: MARIPOSA -- PG&E will host the first in a planned series of public meetings to let area residents know more about the utility's new 'Public Safety Power

Mountain communities brace for PG&E's public safety power shutoff | KMPH

Mountain communities brace for PG&E's public safety power shutoff | KMPH: People living in the mountains where power lines pass through high fire risk areas could lose their electricity in short notice. They've been warned by PG&E that they fall under the utility's public safety power shutoff. Debra Archer lives in North Fork and suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. "Most of my money goes to my PG&E bill. That's my biggest bill. I think they need to figure out a way to fix. their problem and not turn our power off.

PG&E restores power to 20,000 Northern California customers | The Seattle Times

PG&E restores power to 20,000 Northern California customers | The Seattle Times: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. restored power to more than 20,000 customers in Northern California after the company shut it off over the weekend to guard...

PG&E transformer sparked fire on Mount Tamalpais, fire officials say


PG&E transformer sparked fire on Mount Tamalpais, fire officials say


https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/11/pge-transformer-sparked-fire-on-mount-tamalpais-fire-officials-say/

California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk

California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe – ThinkProgress

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe – ThinkProgress

FERC Has No Say Over PG&E Contracts In Ch. 11, Judge Says - Law360

FERC Has No Say Over PG&E Contracts In Ch. 11, Judge Says - Law360: A California bankruptcy judge has ruled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has no say over whether Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can cancel $42 billion in electric contracts as part of its Chapter 11 case, saying the commission's attempt to gain influence in the case amounted to a “power play.”

Pacific Gas & Electric's bankruptcy judge rules that FERC can’t interfere in PG&E plan to renegotiate expensive legacy PPAs with Con Ed, NextEra, Berkshire Hathaway, others.

Pacific Gas & Electric's bankruptcy judge rules that FERC can’t interfere in PG&E plan to renegotiate expensive legacy PPAs with Con Ed, NextEra, Berkshire Hathaway, others.

A PG&E bankruptcy timeline: The road to Chapter 11 and beyond | Utility Dive

A PG&E bankruptcy timeline: The road to Chapter 11 and beyond | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

NextEra loses bankruptcy court jurisdiction fight with PG&E over renewables contracts


NextEra loses bankruptcy court jurisdiction fight with PG&E over renewables contracts


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California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries | Energy Central

California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries | Energy Central

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Tennessee Valley Authority; Clinch River Nuclear Site

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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Regrouping the Nuclear Dealmakers – Consortiumnews

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Regrouping the Nuclear Dealmakers – Consortiumnews: There are three good reasons for Iran to go back to the table, says Patrick Lawrence. 
By Patrick Lawrence
Special to Consortium News
Does the Trump administration want to negotiate peaceably with Iran, or is it intent on bringing the Islamic Republic to its knees while setting the stage for a mi

PG&E proactively cuts power because of weather - Story | KTVU

PG&E proactively cuts power because of weather - Story | KTVU: Pacific Gas & Electric cut power Saturday to about 1,600 customers in Northern California to reduce risk of wildfires amid windy, dry and warming weather conditions that raised the year's first red flag warnings.

Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water - The New York Times

Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water - The New York Times

Administrative Subpoenas for Leak Investigations? – Federation Of American Scientists

Administrative Subpoenas for Leak Investigations? – Federation Of American Scientists: The possibility of using subpoenas to compel testimony from reporters or others in leak investigations outside of a criminal prosecution is being floated by the Intelligence Community Inspector General.

But such authority would have to be granted legislatively, and so far there is no sign that Co

Energy Department bans scientists from lucrative foreign-recruitment programs - MarketWatch

Energy Department bans scientists from lucrative foreign-recruitment programs - MarketWatch: The U.S. Energy Department has banned its scientists and most contractors from participating in talent-recruitment programs sponsored by China and some other...

Japan Aiming to Take Lead in Nuclear Power Industry - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea

Japan Aiming to Take Lead in Nuclear Power Industry - 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea: The Japanese government is trying to increase the number of nuclear engineers working for Japanese companies as the nuclear power industry of Japan is going through a crisis triggered by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and the companies’ slump in overseas markets.Hitachi was planning to build

Phil Murphy's clean energy goals include nuclear in report

Phil Murphy's clean energy goals include nuclear in report

Alarm bell on decline of nuclear power way too late - Resilience

Alarm bell on decline of nuclear power way too late - Resilience: There was a time when a nuclear-powered future seemed inevitable. Now, it is the decline of nuclear power that seems inevitable.

Nuclear power the best solution for Saudi Arabia | Arab News

Nuclear power the best solution for Saudi Arabia | Arab News: Saudi Arabia plans to add 18 gigawatts of nuclear power in over a decade. (Reuters)

With climate challenges looming, this is no time to do away with nuclear energy - The Boston Globe

With climate challenges looming, this is no time to do away with nuclear energy - The Boston Globe

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? – Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? – Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website: What are these "values" of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times? "My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at…

Anthony Bourdain Knew There Was Nothing More Political Than Food | The Nation

Anthony Bourdain Knew There Was Nothing More Political Than Food | The Nation: The chef and author demanded that we consider the humanity of so many who were wrongly portrayed by the rest of the media.

How the CIA is Working to Ethically Deploy Artificial Intelligence - Defense One

How the CIA is Working to Ethically Deploy Artificial Intelligence - Defense One: As the agency uses new technology, insiders are thinking critically about issues around privacy and bias.

Exposé in "The Hill" challenges Mueller, media

Exposé in "The Hill" challenges Mueller, media: John Solomon of The Hill just came out with what could be a narrative-changing story. If news organizations that heavily covered Russiagate don’t at least check out this report – confirm it or refute it – few explanations other than bias will make sense.

Forget Lower Jobs Growth, The Number of People Who’ve Stopped Looking for Work Is Much More Worrisome | naked capitalism

Forget Lower Jobs Growth, The Number of People Who’ve Stopped Looking for Work Is Much More Worrisome | naked capitalism: Why the jobs market isn't as strong as the headline unemployment figures would have you believe.

Is Geoengineering the Answer to the Climate Crisis? | naked capitalism

Is Geoengineering the Answer to the Climate Crisis? | naked capitalism: Like it or not, geoengineering is coming.

Midwest Flooding and Climate Change | naked capitalism

Midwest Flooding and Climate Change | naked capitalism: Scientists in and out of government on the Midwest Floods and climate change, polling, the views of Davenport, Iowa, and what the Democrats could be doing and aren't

The Poor Who Are Not With Us | naked capitalism

The Poor Who Are Not With Us | naked capitalism: Why some of the poor get all the attention.

American economic policy goes back to its roots

American economic policy goes back to its roots 


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Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017 | US news | The Guardian

Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017 | US news | The Guardian: Overseas investment flowed to Cadre while Trump’s son-in-law works as US envoy, raising conflict of interest questions

My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation - The Catholic Thing

My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation - The Catholic Thing: Michael Pakaluk wonders if Catholics think of our religion as involving salvation; if our evangelization adequately speaks about sin, ignorance, and death.

Until SCOTUS Acts, Christians Will Be Punished For Thought Crimes

Until SCOTUS Acts, Christians Will Be Punished For Thought Crimes: The Supreme Court can't stop the corrosion of liberalism, but it can help stop the state-sponsored attacks on Christians.

Vatican document condemns gender theory as 'cultural and ideological revolution driven by relativism'

Vatican document condemns gender theory as 'cultural and ideological revolution driven by relativism': A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity.

US gun 'idolatry' demands more prophetic church stand, some Catholics say | National Catholic Reporter

US gun 'idolatry' demands more prophetic church stand, some Catholics say | National Catholic Reporter: A total of 35,141 people die from gun violence in the United States each year, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which averaged deaths over a five-year period through 2018. That...

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Church Is Not an NGO - The Catholic Thing

The Church Is Not an NGO - The Catholic Thing: Brad Miner: If we take awe and reverence and the quest for holiness and heaven out of religion, faith becomes little more than a campaign for votes.

Subscribe to read | Financial Times

Subscribe to read | Financial Times

Vatican issues new document criticizing ‘gender theory’ | America Magazine

Vatican issues new document criticizing ‘gender theory’ | America Magazine: The text explains that “gender theory” expresses an ideology that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman.”

Authorized Power Outages Leave Californians Sweltering and In the Dark - California Globe

Authorized Power Outages Leave Californians Sweltering and In the Dark - California Globe: Over the weekend, PG&E turned off power in Napa, during a heat wave, only restoring power later in the day. More power outages came at 9 p.m. to

At 10 years old he protested the Saudi government. Now, at 18, he could face the death penalty. - The Washington Post

At 10 years old he protested the Saudi government. Now, at 18, he could face the death penalty. - The Washington Post: Saudi authorities arrested Murtaja Qureiris when he was 13 years old.

Saudi Arabia is Changing, But Don’t Give MbS All the Credit – LobeLog

Saudi Arabia is Changing, But Don’t Give MbS All the Credit – LobeLog

Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Samantha Power Unmasking Documents - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Samantha Power Unmasking Documents - Judicial Watch: The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations reportedly requested to unmask over 260 Americans in her last year in office with no explanation. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for “unmasking” and other records tied to Obama’s...

You can’t stop migrants with tariffs - The Washington Post

You can’t stop migrants with tariffs - The Washington Post: Levying duties on goods only makes the immigration problem worse.

Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State | Washington Spectator

Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State | Washington Spectator: Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the…

Sunday, June 9, 2019

How Much Of 'Chernobyl' Is Actually True? An Investigation

How Much Of 'Chernobyl' Is Actually True? An Investigation: Take the whole 'Bridge of Death' thing with a pinch of salt

Nuclear Power? Yes, Please! New Nuclear Reactor Eliminates Radioactive Waste


Nuclear Power? Yes, Please! New Nuclear Reactor Eliminates Radioactive Waste


 No radioactive waste and no risk of accidents, like the ones at Chernobyl or Fukushima, this is what the developers of the German "dual-fluid reactor" (DFR) promise. Instead of fuel rods, it uses radioactive liquid fuel. In case of an emergency, if a reactor overheats, the fuel liquid streams into storage tanks.

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201905151075027489-nuclear-reactor-no-waste/