TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Energy Nuclear power: why US nuclear 'renaissance' fizzled and plants are closing

Nuclear power: why US nuclear 'renaissance' fizzled and plants are closing

E-mail Print PDF

nuclear plantsA funny thing happened on the way to a nuclear renaissance: For the first time in 15 years, operating nuclear plants are being forced to close, and energy companies are scuttling plans for new plants and upgrades to existing ones.

In addition to four closures of nuclear plants so far this year, two other US nuclear plants are at a crossroads, and dozens more at risk of early retirement.

It points to the thwarted promise of a nuclear industry that 10 years ago seemed on the verge of revival, until derailed by cheap energy alternatives, listless energy demand, and renewed safety and regulatory concerns, especially after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.

The risk of a major event on US soil is extremely small, and the benefits of nuclear’s stable, carbon-free energy are too good to ignore, nuclear advocates say. And energy markets aren't set in stone: If natural-gas prices were to rise, nuclear would be a more economic option.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Treasury fines ExxonMobil $2 million for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

Treasury fines Exxon Mobil for violating Russia sanctionsThe Treasury Department said Thursday it is fining Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million for violating sanctions...

Panda Power: China just built a solar farm shaped like a giant panda

Panda Power in ChinaLast week, Panda Green Energy Group Limited flipped the switch on the world’s most adorable solar...

Feds Suspect Russians Behind Cyber-Attacks on Power Plants

Wolf Creek Nuclear PlantRussia is suspected to be behind recent hacker intrusions at American power plants, including at least...

Energy giants seek role in Qatar's gas expansion

Energy giants wamt share of Qatar gasThree of the West's biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!