Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

by Alan Ahn  Spent nuclear fuel, although commonly considered “waste,” contains untapped energy that can be accessed through advanced technologies that are rapidly coming to the fore. These innovations can thus revolutionize how we view nuclear waste, thereby addressing the political issues that have hindered how we manage it. THE WASTE “ISSUE” Even as innovators […]

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Our Biggest Source of Clean Energy Is on the Line. We Have a Short Window to Save It.

Our Biggest Source of Clean Energy Is on the Line. We Have a Short Window to Save It.

By Josh Freed, Senior Vice President for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way We’ve reached a critical juncture in America’s nuclear energy future. Put differently, we’re in make-or-break territory for reaching net-zero by 2050. That’s because nuclear still accounts for more than 50% of our carbon-free power, and we need all the clean energy […]

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Ohio’s Billion Dollar Nuclear Bailout Comes at the Expense of Renewables

Ohio’s Billion Dollar Nuclear Bailout Comes at the Expense of Renewables

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that “Ohio has become the next state to bail out its nuclear plants with fees on ratepayers’ electric bills. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the controversial House Bill 6, which will add new fees to Ohioans’ electric bills for two nuclear plants owned by the bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions in northern […]

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Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

One of the biggest points of contention among likely Democratic voters when it comes to climate change has been the timeline in which the United States should transition to 100% emissions-free energy. But whether that date is 2030 (as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed) or 2050 (such as what Beto O’Rourke outlined) another critical factor […]

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The Nuclear Industry is Gaming the System at the Cost of Renewables

The Nuclear Industry is Gaming the System at the Cost of Renewables

As renewable energy technology has grown over the past decades, many states have used procurement mandates to help maximize the percentage of their energy mix that comes from carbon-free energy sources. These mandates have been very effective at reducing the cost of renewable energy but as Travis Kavulla, director of energy policy at the R […]

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