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Interview: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste

Interview: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste

An artist’s rendering of NuScale Power’s small modular nuclear reactor plant. Photo courtesy of NuScale Even before Chernobyl’s RBMK reactor became the standard design of the Soviet Union, it was known to have inherent safety flaws but kept unchanged because it was “cheaper” that way. Historians later found that more than economic and technical considerations, it was...

Battery Storage, Solar Mapping and Green Infrastructure with Manna Jo Greene of Clearwater. 6 minute video.

Don’t miss this short video on three important topics for New York’s transition to a green economy.  Manna has the answers in a nutshell! Over 100 people watched her last video on the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act.  Both videos are designed for the general public so please post and pass on to your social...
Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory : New Nuclear – World Nuclear News

https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rolls-Royce-narrows-search-for-site-of-first-SMR-f The goal is to build the first SMR by 2030 and 10 more by 2035. We have very little time left to reduce the effects of climate catastrophe.  Money spent on projects like this that come in too late to be helpful is money that could have gone to immediate solutions. “A Rolls-Royce-led UK...
CLCPA Explained in 16 minutes by Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director of Clearwater.

CLCPA Explained in 16 minutes by Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director of Clearwater.

French MEPs divided on gas and nuclear in EU taxonomy ahead of key vote

French MEPs divided on gas and nuclear in EU taxonomy ahead of key vote

While lawmakers acknowledge the role of nuclear and gas in ensuring a stable transitional energy supply, they consider that “the technical review standards proposed by the Commission […] do not respect the criteria of environmentally sustainable economic activities,” the European Parliament wrote in its press release. By Paul Messad EP plenary session – Presentation of the programme...

Canada and a renewable grid by 2035

“To make it happen, Canada must expand its renewable energy sector in an unprecedented leap, building more than 50,000 megawatts of new wind and solar every five years by 2050. That’s more than five times the previous record of 9,200 MW built between 2011 and 2015, but the foundation says recent policy changes in other...
Lawmakers seek to ease decommissioning of New York's Indian Point nuclear plantLawmakers seek to ease decommissioning of New York's Indian Point nuclear plant

Lawmakers seek to ease decommissioning of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plantLawmakers seek to ease decommissioning of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant

Spent nuclear fuel rods at the closed Indian Point Energy Center in the lower Hudson Valley will be taxed as real property under a measure given final approval by state lawmakers this month.  The bill is meant to ease the complications surrounding by the decommissioning process for the facility and ease the tax burden for the...

Interview with Senator Pete Harckham

Sen. Pete Harckham Invites New Yorkers To Speak Up NYS Senator Pete Harckham wants all New Yorkers to take part in the Climate Action Council’s hearings and to keep involved in order to bring about needed actions to fight climate change. The Climate Action Council has staged public meetings throughout New York accepting comments from...

Interview with Vanessa Agudelo

Vanessa Agudelo Invites YOU to the Climate Action Council Hearings Vanessa Agudelo, former Peekskill council member and presently a Democratic candidate for the congressional seat formerly held by retiring Sandy Galef (CD-95), is asking all of us to bring our ideas concerning Climate change and what we can do about it to these hearings, whether...
Canada and a renewable grid by 2035

Canada and a renewable grid by 2035

“To make it happen, Canada must expand its renewable energy sector in an unprecedented leap, building more than 50,000 megawatts of new wind and solar every five years by 2050. That’s more than five times the previous record of 9,200 MW built between 2011 and 2015, but the foundation says recent policy changes in other...

The War on Ukraine and the War on Renewables. 6 minutes.

This 6 minute video by Marilyn Elie highlights how the fossil fuel industry and their allies are using the war in Ukraine to ramp up production and as an excuse to push to build more pipelines. The questions to ask when confronted with this faulty logic are: How does it help Ukraine for us to...

2022, May 15. Solidarity Fair

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NRNkGMqadB3Z7rDk8 Hi Howard, I thought you might enjoy this glimpse of the Solidarity Fair.  Feel free to share with other groups if you like. Marilyn Elie