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Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The list of crippled, non-competitive and near-dead reactors lengthens daily. Few are more critical than San Onofre Units Two and Three, perched on an ocean cliff in the earthquake-tsunami zone between Los Angeles and San Diego.

'When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine'

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Renewable "green" energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke's When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it.

Atomic Rate Rigging and the New China Syndrome

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Small wonder the death knell of new U.S. nukes may be upon us. Two reactors proposed for Florida will now, say its would-be builders, cost $24 billio...

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.

2012 Is the Year to Finally Bury Nuke Power

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Fukushima has taught us that as long as reactors operate, the apocalyptic clock is ticking. With that in mind, and with the flow of green money turning into a financial tsunami, we can make 2012 the year nuke power finally dies.

Will a Failed Solar Loan Guarantee Help Kill New Nukes?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The Solyndra story is actually a great tragedy for the American economy. But its core problem was simple: China now sells solar panels 30-40% cheaper than the ones made in the USA.

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.

Obama's $36 Billion Nuke-Powered Giveaway

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Barack Obama's 2012 budget marks a major escalation in the nuclear war against a green-powered future, whose advocates are already fighting back.

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.

Nuke "Renaissance" Leaps off Calvert Cliffs

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Maryland's Calvert Cliffs nuke project is on the brink of cancellation. It's potentially one of the most critical atomic failures in decades.

Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

For years reactor backers have touted the "Pebble Bed" design as an "inherently safe" alternative to traditional models. Now its South African developers say they're done pouring money into it.

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.

Pete Seeger's "Solartopia!" Music Video Will Open at AREDAY

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

For decades before it was fashionable or even on the radar screen, Pete Seeger has advocated an economic system that works in harmony with the Earth.

Pete Seeger Speaks & Sings for Solartopia

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

To have Pete singing for a green-powered Earth, putting our movement to music, is enough to give us all hope in yet another "hopeless" movement.

Stewart Brand is Wrong About Nukes -- And Is Losing

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Stewart Brand has become a poster boy for a "nuclear renaissance," but we have cheaper, safer, cleaner, more reliable and more job-producing green alternatives.

The Triple Curse of the Corporate Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

How such a devil's brew -- of drilling for oil, digging for coal and big money for new nukes -- could save the Earth conjures a corporate cynicism beyond the scope of the human mind and soul.

Chernobyl Demands a Real Climate Bill

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's hope this bill's yank away from Chernobyl Day will take it to the desperately needed safe haven of a Solartopian plan built around renewables, conservation and efficiency.

Will the Climate Bill Nuke Earth Day?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Some corporations have learned that going green is actually more profitable. But some technologies and fuel sources are simply unworkable on a survivable planet. Topping the list is atomic power.

Corporate Apocalypse vs. Solartopian Survival

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The corporate structure that rules our world must be replaced with a means of organization that serves people and the planet, not the reverse.

Re-Imagining the Economy of the Gulf States

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Not all of the Gulf of Mexico is destined to become a dead zone. Life will move forward. However, what is different here is that this catastrophic environmental disaster marks a watershed in human history.

As We Die for BP, Our Military Rots in the Wrong Gulf

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers sit on our dime in more than a hundred countries. Why aren't they in the Gulf of Mexico, fighting for our truest "national security"?

$600 Million Lipstick for a Dead Radioactive Pig

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

When you hear some hired gun selling nukes, remember: even $645 million can only buy so much green lipstick for a dead radioactive pig.

Obama's Bad Nuclear Day on Democracy Now!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman, on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez JUAN GONZALEZ: President Obama on Tuesday pledged $8.3 billion in loan guarantee...

Obama's New Nuclear War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Despite Congressional and White House support for these latest proposed loan guarantees, the grassroots fight over both old and new nukes continues to grow fiercer by the day.

Curbing Carbon's Just the Tip of Our Great Green Leap

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The epic fight over carbon emissions is barely the tip of how we survive. Mother Earth demands that fossil/nukes be transcended. This green-powered leap defines our technological, economic and ecological survival.