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Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan and Nuclear Concerns

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Japanese people as they deal with the aftermath of the recent massive earthquake and tsunami. As all of you have been witnessing through news reports,…

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Caviar anyone? New report highlights nuclear power subsidies

"In sum, trying to solve global warming with nuclear power is like trying to solve world hunger with caviar," --Ellen Vancko, Union of Concerned Scientist's Nuclear Energy & Climate Change Project Manager…

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Plutonium Bomb Fuel in the Tennessee Valley? Voice Your Concerns

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is considering a partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to use plutonium bomb fuel in TVA's Sequoyah and Browns Ferry nuclear reactors. The public is invited…

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Dirty Energy Hunt in Florida through 1Sky

Guest Blog by Debbie Attias Last weekend, a group of cyclists and local activists got together for a picnic at Biscayne National Park.  This wasn't just any picnic, though.... From this park,…

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The Incompetent Blame Game as the Gulf Bleeds

I have watched this horrific spill unfold with utter disbelief at the lack of preparedness and clear incompetence of the oil companies’ response. It May Look "Slick" Remember the American Petroleum Institute’s…

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Proposed New Vogtle Reactors Hit Roadblock

Once again, the "Nuclear Relapse" hits home. Do these recent headlines inspire confidence in the nuclear industry's much-hyped "comeback?" "Georgia Judge Rules Against 2 Controversial Nuclear Reactors" "Ruling Questions PSC Certification of…

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NC Experts Spar Over Future Energy Plans

John D. Wilson co-wrote this blog. What's the future for energy in the Tarheel state? This week, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) considered the energy plans of Duke Energy, Progress Energy…

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ACEEE says more, More, MORE energy efficiency

"Energy efficiency can create 38,000 new jobs for North Carolinians while saving consumers $3.6 billion in energy bills, and meet one quarter of NC's energy needs," according to a new report released…

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TV Ads Challenge Investment in New Reactors

Last week, Friends of the Earth launched two television ads challenging $54.5 billion in loan guarantees the Obama Administration proposed to hand out for the construction of the first new nuclear reactors…

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Out With The Coal, In With The New

Recently in the Southeast we've had some exciting announcements about utility plans to begin retiring and repowering some of their oldest and dirtiest coal plants.  By our estimate, eleven retirements are in…