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The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

'Green News Report' -- January 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history; E...

Nuclear Teetering on the Economic Precipice

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nuclear is one of the most potent tools we have in our battle to clean the air and arrest or ameliorate climate change over time. But many nuclear plants are in danger of being closed.

Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

In recent weeks, Senator Bernard Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, did something that Senate Democrats have not been able to do: He worked with a Republican to strike a bipartisan deal to reform our veterans' health care system.

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

States Should Maintain Role in Nuclear Oversight

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Governors have the responsibility to protect the safety of their citizens. If the plant accidentally releases radiation, the governor takes immediate action, ordering an evacuation, issuing iodine pills. But the governor had no power to prevent an accident in the first place.

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.

Risk Of Radiation Release From Spent Fuel Is Greater In The U.S. Than Japan

Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

• The risk of a catastrophic release of radiation from an accident at a spent nuclear fuel pool is much higher in the United States than at Japan's ...

Fukushima 2.0

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Marvin Resnikoff

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off.

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.

Vermont Votes No Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

No American state has successfully forced shut a nuclear plant. Vermont is trying to become the first.

For Good or Ill, Vermont's Election Will Impact Millions of Other New Englanders

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Odum

The Vermont Yankee, Vermont's aging nuclear reactor that sits roughly where the borders of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts meet, is beset with problems -- including multiple leaks of radioactivity.

Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

"Let Them Eat Fish:" Reflections on Deceptive Advertising by Entergy and BP

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charlotte Dennett

Environmentally conscious Vermont voters have been remarking on the similarity between media ads on local TV by Entergy, owner of the radiation-leaking Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and BP.

Nuclear Industry to Vermont: "Drop Dead"

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The nuclear power industry is sending a clear and forceful message to the citizens of Vermont: "Drop Dead."

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line ...

Obama's Atomic Blunder

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

In the face of fierce green opposition and withering scorn from both liberal and conservative budget hawks, Obama has done what George W. Bush could not.

Vermont's Radioactive Nightmare

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Vermont Yankee is just the latest of more than two dozen U.S. nuclear plants to be found with leaking tritium. A flood of cover-ups has terrified neighbors who say the reactor was never meant to operate more than 30 years.