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Saturday, February 24, 2024

US should block cheap Chinese auto imports from Mexico, US makers say | Reuters

US should block cheap Chinese auto imports from Mexico, US makers say | Reuters: The U.S. government should block the import of low-cost Chinese autos and parts from Mexico, a U.S. manufacturing advocacy group said on Friday, warning they could threaten the viability of American car companies.

Wall Street Greed Is Giving the CCP Free Rein to Subvert America: Casey Fleming | EpochTV

Wall Street Greed Is Giving the CCP Free Rein to Subvert America: Casey Fleming | EpochTV: The Chinese Communist Party has been banging the drums of war at the same time they’ve been trying to insulate their economy and build up their military.

Cooperative Utility Lighting Way to a Carbon-Free Future

Cooperative Utility Lighting Way to a Carbon-Free Future: A Western rural electric cooperative is shining a light on the utility industry’s future and how it will tackle climate change. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, in Westminster, Co…

Two Wars Are Poisoning the Political Debate Everywhere - Bloomberg

Two Wars Are Poisoning the Political Debate Everywhere - Bloomberg

A Host of Notable COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events, Backed by Evidence | The Epoch Times

A Host of Notable COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events, Backed by Evidence | The Epoch Times

Pakistan green lights completion of gas pipeline with Iran after 10-year delay

Pakistan green lights completion of gas pipeline with Iran after 10-year delay: After nearly a decade of delays caused by US economic coercion, Islamabad says it is moving forward with the project to avoid a potential $18bn penalty from Tehran

Friday, February 23, 2024

Russian Energy Is Too Cheap for Some Countries To Resist | OilPrice.com

Russian Energy Is Too Cheap for Some Countries To Resist | OilPrice.com: Despite U.S. and EU sanctions, some countries deepen ties with Russia, benefiting from low-cost energy deals and undermining efforts to cripple Russia's war efforts in Ukraine.

Oil price cap is reducing Russian revenues, US analysis finds | The Hill

Oil price cap is reducing Russian revenues, US analysis finds | The Hill

IMF vows to support Egypt as nation braces for mass displacement of Gazans

IMF vows to support Egypt as nation braces for mass displacement of Gazans

California Just Saved Its Last Nuclear Plant. All 3 Democrats Vying For Senate Want To Kill It.

California Just Saved Its Last Nuclear Plant. All 3 Democrats Vying For Senate Want To Kill It.

Combating Olive Oil Fraud with Nuclear Innovations | IAEA

Combating Olive Oil Fraud with Nuclear Innovations | IAEA

Director General Grossi Statement on Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant | IAEA

Director General Grossi Statement on Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant | IAEA

Media Invited to Attend the World's First Nuclear Energy Summit | IAEA

Media Invited to Attend the World's First Nuclear Energy Summit | IAEA

Director General Grossi Statement on Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant | IAEA

Director General Grossi Statement on Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant | IAEA

Combating Olive Oil Fraud with Nuclear Innovations | IAEA

Combating Olive Oil Fraud with Nuclear Innovations | IAEA: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is developing new and rapid methods to rapidly screen and authenticate the origin of foods like extra virgin olive oil.

India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

UN agency for Palestinian refugees at ‘breaking point’:  Press TV, Iran – Gilbert Doctorow

UN agency for Palestinian refugees at ‘breaking point’:  Press TV, Iran – Gilbert Doctorow: UN agency for Palestinian refugees at ‘breaking point’:  Press TV, Iran I recommend this 10 minute video both for what the presenter and my fellow panelist said as they described I…

About the Scandal in New York’s Cathedral of Gay Irreverence During a Funeral and What This Has To Do with Fiducia Supplicans - ZENIT - English

About the Scandal in New York’s Cathedral of Gay Irreverence During a Funeral and What This Has To Do with Fiducia Supplicans - ZENIT - English

Can uranium extraction from seawater make nuclear power completely renewable? -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Can uranium extraction from seawater make nuclear power completely renewable? -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S. -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S. -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Type One Energy wants to build a stellarator at retired coal plant -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Type One Energy wants to build a stellarator at retired coal plant -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

The Sodium Reactor Experiment -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

The Sodium Reactor Experiment -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Rolls-Royce will build first mini-nuclear reactor in Europe instead of UK, boss warns

Rolls-Royce will build first mini-nuclear reactor in Europe instead of UK, boss warns: The first Rolls-Royce mini nuclear reactor will be built in Europe instead of Britain if ministers fail to accelerate decision-making, the engineering giant’s boss has warned.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Looming Threat of Directed Energy Weapons - American Thinker

The Looming Threat of Directed Energy Weapons - American Thinker

Directed Energy Weapons Are Real . . . And Disruptive > National Defense University Press > News Article View

Directed Energy Weapons Are Real . . . And Disruptive > National Defense University Press > News Article View: What exactly is a directed energy weapon? Are these weapons still science fiction, lab experiments, or are they real? How can they be used and how disruptive can they be? What are the challenges and

Directed Energy Weapons: High Power Microwaves | Office of Naval Research

Directed Energy Weapons: High Power Microwaves | Office of Naval Research: The Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Program is part of the Office of Naval Research's Naval Air Warcraft and Weapons Department.

Robert L. Kinney III: The Looming Threat of Directed Energy Weapons

Robert L. Kinney III: The Looming Threat of Directed Energy Weapons

DOE’s Innovative New Approach for Partnering with Advanced Energy Companies - Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA | CGEP %

DOE’s Innovative New Approach for Partnering with Advanced Energy Companies - Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA | CGEP %: Get the latest as our experts share their insights on global energy policy.

Are we Witnessing the Rebirth of Nuclear? | Energy Central

Are we Witnessing the Rebirth of Nuclear? | Energy Central: Is this another head fake or is nuclear power really poised to make a comeback? There appears to be growing momentum behind a nuclear rebirth but the traditional obstacles remain.

Revamping Nuclear Oversight: The NRC's Bold Move to Streamline Reactor Licensing

Revamping Nuclear Oversight: The NRC's Bold Move to Streamline Reactor Licensing: Explore the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) transformative journey towards modernizing the mandatory hearing process for nuclear reactor licensing. Chair Christopher T. Hanson leads the charge in redefining regulatory frameworks.

Large new study finds COVID jabs carry increased risks of heart, brain, blood diseases - LifeSite

Large new study finds COVID jabs carry increased risks of heart, brain, blood diseases - LifeSite

Why Britain Is Struggling With Nuclear Power - The New York Times

Why Britain Is Struggling With Nuclear Power - The New York Times: The government wants more nuclear plants to help tackle climate change, but delays and soaring costs are complicating the effort.

SCOTT RITTER: Mike Turner’s Folly

SCOTT RITTER: Mike Turner’s Folly: Rep. Mike Turner's release of raw intelligence about a Russian satellite system has compromised U.S. intelligence including likely its sources and methods.  By Scott Ritter Special to Consortium News Earlier this week U.S. Representative Mike Turner, a Republican from Ohio who serves as

Why Britain Is Struggling With Nuclear Power - The New York Times

Why Britain Is Struggling With Nuclear Power - The New York Times: The government wants more nuclear plants to help tackle climate change, but delays and soaring costs are complicating the effort.

[PREMIERING NOW] Faulty Evidence is Fueling the Climate Change Narrative: Daniel Turner | EpochTV

[PREMIERING NOW] Faulty Evidence is Fueling the Climate Change Narrative: Daniel Turner | EpochTV

Clean hydrogen could help clean up steel industry -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Clean hydrogen could help clean up steel industry -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis - The Verge

Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis - The Verge

Chicago sues fossil fuel companies for role in climate crisis | Chicago | The Guardian

Chicago sues fossil fuel companies for role in climate crisis | Chicago | The Guardian: Lawsuit targets BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66 and Shell, alleging that they intentionally misled public

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

America's steep coal decline: Power plant shutdowns beat expectations

America's steep coal decline: Power plant shutdowns beat expectations: Shutdowns of U.S. coal-fired power plants have outpaced expectations.

Appeals court tosses Obama-era federal coal leasing moratorium  | The Hill

Appeals court tosses Obama-era federal coal leasing moratorium  | The Hill: A federal appeals court on Wednesday axed an Obama-era moratorium on new coal mine leasing on public lands. It did so by overturning a ruling from 2022 that revived the Obama-era freeze on auctioning off federally owned lands for coal mining. In 2022, a lower court ruled that in ending the coal leasing pause, the…

What's the Real Risk of Russia Developing a Nuclear Space Weapon?

What's the Real Risk of Russia Developing a Nuclear Space Weapon?

The US Military Already Has a Decades-Old Countermeasure for Russian Space Nukes | Military.com

The US Military Already Has a Decades-Old Countermeasure for Russian Space Nukes | Military.com: During the Cold War, the Air Force used an F-15 and a specially designed missile to destroy a satellite in orbit.

Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space - ABC News

Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space - ABC News: Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that Moscow has no intention to deploy nuclear weapons in space, claiming that the country only has developed space capabilities similar to what the U.S. has

Domestic uranium enrichment gets $2.7B boost from US Senate | Utility Dive

Domestic uranium enrichment gets $2.7B boost from US Senate | Utility Dive: Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.

Energy companies tap AI to detect defects in an aging grid - E&E News by POLITICO

Energy companies tap AI to detect defects in an aging grid - E&E News by POLITICO: Sophisticated artificial intelligence tools are being used to inspect power lines in an era of transition and climate risk.

New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S. -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S. -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Nuclear microreactors: Status review and potential applications; the Mexican case - ScienceDirect

Nuclear microreactors: Status review and potential applications; the Mexican case - ScienceDirect: Microreactors are a class of small modular reactor with a typical power output up to 10 MWe. Their factory fabricated, transportable, and self-regulat…

US / Constellation Seeks Permission To Operate Clinton-1 Nuclear Plant Until 2047 :: NucNet | The Independent Nuclear News Agency

US / Constellation Seeks Permission To Operate Clinton-1 Nuclear Plant Until 2047 :: NucNet | The Independent Nuclear News Agency: Company also plans to file application for Dresden reactors

Global Nuclear Fuel receives approval to manufacture higher enrichment fuel - Nuclear Engineering International

Global Nuclear Fuel receives approval to manufacture higher enrichment fuel - Nuclear Engineering International: GE Vernova subsidiary Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has received US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with Uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8% weight.NRC approval makes...

Constellation applies for Clinton licence renewal - Nuclear Engineering International

Constellation applies for Clinton licence renewal - Nuclear Engineering International: US Constellation has applied to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew the licence of its Clinton Clean Energy Centre in Illinois. The filing begins a comprehensive review by the NRC to renew the station’s licence for...

Caught Red Handed: Fauci, Gates & Moderna are responsible for the COVID Pandemic – U.S. D.O.D issued a ‘COVID-19 Research’ contract 3 Months before COVID was known to exist

Caught Red Handed: Fauci, Gates & Moderna are responsible for the COVID Pandemic – U.S. D.O.D issued a ‘COVID-19 Research’ contract 3 Months before COVID was known to exist

K-defense: South Korea's weapons industry goes global - Nikkei Asia

K-defense: South Korea's weapons industry goes global - Nikkei Asia

America’s Sinking East Coast

America’s Sinking East Coast: Critical infrastructure is threatened as sinking land amplifies global sea level rise.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Fixation on CO2 Ignores Real Driver of Temperature, Experts Say | The Epoch Times

Fixation on CO2 Ignores Real Driver of Temperature, Experts Say | The Epoch Times

Colorado bans use of gas-powered lawn equipment by state agencies starting 2025 | The Hill

Colorado bans use of gas-powered lawn equipment by state agencies starting 2025 | The Hill: State agencies in Colorado will be banned from using certain gas-powered lawn equipment during the summer, according to a new rule adopted by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.

EPA issues final rule cutting interstate smog | The Hill

EPA issues final rule cutting interstate smog | The Hill

THE DELUSIONS OF CIA CHIEF WILLIAM BURNS

THE DELUSIONS OF CIA CHIEF WILLIAM BURNS

Dam, Dam, Dam! – ScheerPost

Dam, Dam, Dam! – ScheerPost

Opinion | Israel has nukes. It’s time to admit it. - The Washington Post

Opinion | Israel has nukes. It’s time to admit it. - The Washington Post: American silence no longer makes sense. In fact, it’s dangerous.

Big Government, High Taxes, and Rising Debt: America’s Fiscal Crisis Explained | PolicyEd

Big Government, High Taxes, and Rising Debt: America’s Fiscal Crisis Explained | PolicyEd

Fighting Fires in the Power Sector – Energy Institute Blog

Fighting Fires in the Power Sector – Energy Institute Blog: A burning question: How much are we willing to pay for utility wildfire risk mitigation?  This week’s blog post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway and Cody Warner. California is on the frontlines …

AI data centers' power needs might require built-in nuclear reactors

AI data centers' power needs might require built-in nuclear reactors: As AI data centers face increasing power demands, experts are considering alternative energy sources like small nuclear reactors to meet their needs

AI data centers' power needs might require built-in nuclear reactors

AI data centers' power needs might require built-in nuclear reactors

What’s fueling the commercial fusion hype? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

What’s fueling the commercial fusion hype? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Despite fusion power being a big-bet technology, there is no US government agency in charge of assessing its risks and benefits.

Nuclear delivers $43B annually to Southeast — report - E&E News by POLITICO

Nuclear delivers $43B annually to Southeast — report - E&E News by POLITICO: A study funded by a Department of Commerce grant examined nuclear energy in a five-state region.

Electric Water Wars: It's a Dam Crazy World - CounterPunch.org

Electric Water Wars: It's a Dam Crazy World - CounterPunch.org

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing further Tonawanda site cleanup | Local News | niagara-gazette.com

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing further Tonawanda site cleanup | Local News | niagara-gazette.com: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start staging equipment for capping a nuclear waste disposal site in Tonawanda.

Taking aim at disease -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Taking aim at disease -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Clinton seeks initial license renewal -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Clinton seeks initial license renewal -- ANS / Nuclear Newswire

Power generator Vistra gains final regulatory approval to buy Ohio company

Power generator Vistra gains final regulatory approval to buy Ohio company: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval removes the final hurdle to the deal involving Texas’ biggest power generator and one of the Midwest’s...

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News: Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Report: Israel Was Behind Attacks on Gas Pipelines in Iran - News From Antiwar.com

Report: Israel Was Behind Attacks on Gas Pipelines in Iran - News From Antiwar.com: Israel was behind attacks on natural gas pipelines that occurred inside Iran last week, The New York Times has reported, marking an escalation of Israel's covert operations. The Times report cited two unnamed Western officials and a military strategist affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). They said the…

Dutch MEP Rob Roos: “Climate Change” Is a Fabricated Crisis. We Are Heading to a New Kind of Communism

Dutch MEP Rob Roos: “Climate Change” Is a Fabricated Crisis. We Are Heading to a New Kind of Communism

Feds Deny Permits for Hydro Projects on Navajo Land, Citing Lack of Consultation With Tribes - Inside Climate News

Feds Deny Permits for Hydro Projects on Navajo Land, Citing Lack of Consultation With Tribes - Inside Climate News: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a new policy requiring that any energy project seeking to build on tribal land must get the tribe’s approval before it will permit the project.

Do gas exports help or hurt American prices? | The Hill

Do gas exports help or hurt American prices? | The Hill: Has the boom in American natural gas exports come at the expense of American households? That question has become a major point of contention in the heated debate over the Biden administration’s decision to halt permitting for new gas export terminals. Proponents of the exports argue they help keep prices down for Americans by calming…

California proposes fracking phaseout, making good on Newsom’s pledge | The Hill

California proposes fracking phaseout, making good on Newsom’s pledge | The Hill: California regulators have released official plans for phasing out fracking in the Golden State — nearly three years after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) declared his intentions to do so. The proposed regulation would amend the state’s Public Resources Code by including a clause “to phase out permits to conduct well stimulation treatments,” according to a notice from…

Biden to Export Ideology Instead of Natural Gas | AIER

Biden to Export Ideology Instead of Natural Gas | AIER: "By restricting natural gas exports, the administration seeks to impose its vision for the future on the rest of the world." ~Joel Griffith

Steal From the Poor, Give to the Rich | Power Line

Steal From the Poor, Give to the Rich | Power Line: That’s what solar power does. American Experiment’s Isaac Orr and Mitch Rolling have an excellent expose of California’s solar power scam: Stealing with solar: How wealthy Califor…

Dispelling the Cult Claim—”Wind and Solar are Lower Cost Generation than Natural Gas” – Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives

Dispelling the Cult Claim—”Wind and Solar are Lower Cost Generation than Natural Gas” – Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives: Intrigued by the many eco-warriors touting how wind and solar are cheaper generation sources then natural gas I decided to use Scott Luft’s (Cold Air) compilation of data for 2023 to calculate on a…

Science Under Attack

Science Under Attack

British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique : Corporate - World Nuclear News

British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique : Corporate - World Nuclear News: Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-sized small modular reactor nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly using Local Electron-Beam Welding. It said the technique took less than 24 hours to complete four, thick, nuclear-grade welds, typically requiring a year of work to complete.

Hyundai E&C shortlisted to build new Kozloduy units : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Hyundai E&C shortlisted to build new Kozloduy units : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction is the only one of the five candidates deemed to have met the requirements for the construction and commissioning of two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Preparations begin for new Chinese plant : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Preparations begin for new Chinese plant : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: A ground-breaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction of the first phase of the Jinqimen nuclear power plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

Work begins on new Iranian research reactor : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Work begins on new Iranian research reactor : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: Concrete pouring for a 10 MW research reactor has begun at Isfahan, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has announced. The organisation has also declared operational a new emergency control room simulator for unit 1 at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Storage Wars: The Battle Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

Storage Wars: The Battle Over Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Nuclear Waste Conundrum: A Global Dilemma

The Nuclear Waste Conundrum: A Global Dilemma: - ISP Today

Black Pioneers in Energy - CleanTechnica

Black Pioneers in Energy - CleanTechnica: This Black History Month, we honor those who have shaped our energy past, present, and future for the better.

Please Don't Store Nuclear Waste in Our Precious Oil Field, Says Fossil Fuel Industry

Please Don't Store Nuclear Waste in Our Precious Oil Field, Says Fossil Fuel Industry: A plan to store nuclear waste in America's busiest oil field is a fascinating collision between fossil fuels and nuclear.

The War Over Burying Nuclear Waste in America’s Busiest Oil Field | Mint

The War Over Burying Nuclear Waste in America’s Busiest Oil Field | Mint

World’s Largest ‘Carbon Capture’ Facility Set for Construction in the US | EpochTV

World’s Largest ‘Carbon Capture’ Facility Set for Construction in the US | EpochTV

More Aid to Ukraine: Sending Good Money After Bad – New Kontinent

More Aid to Ukraine: Sending Good Money After Bad – New Kontinent

Global food insecurity and famine from reduced crop, marine fishery and livestock production due to climate disruption from nuclear war soot injection | Nature Food

Global food insecurity and famine from reduced crop, marine fishery and livestock production due to climate disruption from nuclear war soot injection | Nature Food

Ukraine needs ‘nuclear rockets’ – MP — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ukraine needs ‘nuclear rockets’ – MP — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

The End of Democracy: "What I’m Describing is Military Rule"

The End of Democracy: "What I’m Describing is Military Rule": Mike Benz" "It’s the inversion of democracy."

At IEA Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary, global leaders pledge to strengthen energy security and accelerate clean transitions to keep 1.5 °C target alive - News - IEA

At IEA Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary, global leaders pledge to strengthen energy security and accelerate clean transitions to keep 1.5 °C target alive - News - IEA: At IEA Ministerial Meeting and 50th Anniversary, global leaders pledge to strengthen energy security and accelerate clean transitions to keep 1.5 °C target alive - News from the International Energy Agency

2024 IEA Ministerial Communique - News - IEA

2024 IEA Ministerial Communique - News - IEA: 2024 IEA Ministerial Communique - News from the International Energy Agency

Sunday, February 18, 2024

With help from Democrats, House votes to overturn Joe Biden's freeze on new LNG exports - Washington Times

With help from Democrats, House votes to overturn Joe Biden's freeze on new LNG exports - Washington Times: The House passed legislation Thursday to overturn President Biden's moratorium on new liquefied natural gas exports, marking the latest instance of centrist Democrats joining Republicans to buck the president's green energy agenda.

The bizarre gas fight that has Republicans pushing for climate action - POLITICO

The bizarre gas fight that has Republicans pushing for climate action - POLITICO