Only the US Government Would Call a Tax a Subsidy
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Only the US Government Would Call a Tax a Subsidy

Podcast Episode 115 - Download the mp3 file Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.  Play the Podcast My first reaction was “Wow! Did I just read that correctly?!” It was one of those “ah-ha moments” when a seemingly mundane statement leapt out of the page and whacked me on the forehead. ...

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Government Experts Say There Are No Environmental Impacts That Would Prevent Indian Point Nuclear Plant From Operating for 20 More Years.

Download the MP3 File Here The environment would remain safe if Indian Point nuclear plant operates for another 20 years. That’s the opinion of a team of scientists and engineers on the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Operating licenses for the two reactors at Indian Point nuclear plant in New York will expire in 2013 and 2015. Entergy, the plant’s owner has applied for a license renewal to allow the plants to operate...

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Small Modular Reactors May Offer Significant Safety & Security Enhancements

Download the Audio File Here Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are getting a lot of attention in the nuclear industry because they offer great potential for lower initial capital investment, scalability, and they come in sizes more appropriate for locations unable to accommodate larger 1000+ MW units.  However, there are some big potential advantages that have not been widely discussed that could make SMRs a game-changer.  These...

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The NY Independent System Operator Confirms Andrew Cuomo’s “PowerNY” Energy Plan to Shut Down Indian Point Nuclear Plant Would Cause Electrical Grid Instability and More Frequent Blackouts.

Listen to the Podcast Here New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo makes no bones about it.  He plans to shut down Indian Point Nuclear Plant if he is elected.   His opposition to the plant is no secret.  He has been an out spoken critic of the plant for years, even though Federal inspectors and independent safety assessments agree the plant is safe.  As part of his bid for Governor, Cuomo published his long term energy plan,...

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Boycotting Anti-Nuclear Activist Companies & Celebrities

Podcast – download the MP3 File Here During a recent conversation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a friend asked if anyone in the group was boycotting BP.  This led to a lively discussion about the effectiveness of boycotts and the inevitable question, “Who do you boycott?” Before I answer that question, I want to make it clear that I don’t want to get overly negative.  I am sometimes critical of so called “environmental”...

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NY State Gives Fossil Fuels Favored Treatment

Podcast – Download Audio File Here This is a follow up to the podcast titled “Water Wars in New York” on May 27, 2010 in which I discussed how NY State is using their authority to issue Water Quality Certificates to wage war against the Indian Point Nuclear Plant.  In case you missed that show, New York is holding the plant’s 20 year  license renewal hostage by refusing to issue a Certificate of Water Quality unless the plant agrees...

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