Is Nuclear Energy Renewable?

Broad support for nuclear energy is growing.  The once maligned energy source is finding new friends across the political and social landscape from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Bob Geldolf of the Boomtown Rats.  Conservatives Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh have been talking up nuclear energy for some time.  Now even people like liberal columnist Thomas Friedman and Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace...

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Is Nuclear Energy Renewable? How about “Inexhaustible”?

For quite some time I’ve been debating the argument that nuclear energy is equally “renewable” as energy derived from hydro, wind, and biomass. My thought process goes like this… Rivers go dry with over use and periods of drought, and winds shift with changing weather patterns such as those that will occur with global climate change.  The availability of biomass is dependent on favorable weather and must be...

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House Releases Draft Climate Change Bill and A Bit of Nuclear Nistory (Podcast Episode 65)

Listen to the Podcast Here Operation Sea Orbit – 1964 (Front to Back: USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, & USS Bainbridge) The Markey / Waxman Climate Change Bill Momentum is building towards greenhouse gas regulation in the United States. Two weeks ago the house of representatives released draft climate change legislation sponsored by Rep. Henry Waxman and Rep. Edward Markey. On Friday the US Environmental Protection Agency...

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Nuclear Powered Plug-In Hybrids

I’ve been preaching long and hard that a combination of plug-in hybrid vehicles and nuclear energy can help solve two problems at once; energy independence and CO2 emissions.  It seems The Weekly Standard in the UK has reached the same conclusion. In the United States there are 104 remodeled conventional nuclear power generating plants. … On average they produce more than a gigawatt (a billion watts) each or about 22...

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