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Coal-Fired Power Plant Operators Consider Emissions Compliance Strategies

April 5, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Coal Plant Compliance

Operators of coal-fired power plants throughout the United States are currently developing strategies to comply with Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The costs of the equipment needed to control acid and toxic metal emissions play a significant role in retrofitting and retirement decisions.[read more]

Vogtle Construction Update Video

April 5, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Vogtle Construction

This video provides an encouraging view of the positive impact that the Vogtle expansion project is having on the local community. It’s 4,000 – 5,000 construction jobs is just one part of the economic impact; that $23 million dollar property tax check shown during the video is another.[read more]

SMRs: Why Not Now? Then When?

April 2, 2014 by Rod Adams
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I have shamelessly borrowed the title of one of the talks given during the first day of the Nuclear Energy Insider 4th Annual Small Modular Reactor Conference as being representative of both the rest of the agenda and the conversations that I had in the hallways during the breaks.[read more]

Nuclear Energy: Past, Present, and Future

March 31, 2014 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Energy History

On March 28, I had the privilege of attending a symposium at Dartmouth College, 'Three Mile Island 35th Anniversary Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Nuclear Energy.' If you are curious and have a free nine hours, you can even watch a copy of the main event on YouTube.[read more]

It's Passion That Will Lead to Brighter Nuclear Future

March 31, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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Last month I talked about innovation in the nuclear industry focusing on the perception that nuclear is not innovative. Since then I attended the Canadian Nuclear Association annual conference. Its theme this year was “Developing the next generation,” focusing on developing the workforce of the future.[read more]

Conjuring Profits from Uranium's Resurgence: Interview with David Sadowski

March 29, 2014 by Jim Patrick

David Sadowski is a mining equity research analyst at Raymond James, and has been covering the uranium and junior precious metals spaces for the past seven years. Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a geologist in western Canada with multiple Vancouver-based junior exploration companies.[read more]

Australia's Big Fat Solar Energy Policy Failure Exposed

March 27, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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Almost five million Australians have benefited from policies that support solar energy. However, given that government policy is a fickle political weapon, the vast majority of incentives are gone or in grave danger. The pendulum of political favour is swinging the other way.[read more]

Radiation, Pollution, and Radiophobia

March 20, 2014 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Radiation Risk

I found a book titled Nuclear Shadowboxing: Legacies and Challenges. It includes a fascinating appendix titled Radiation, Pollution and Radiophobia that should be required reading for people who are interested in understanding more about the health effects of low level radiation.[read more]

Going Big At Home and Abroad: China's Nuclear Ambitions

March 12, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman
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China Nuclear Ambitions

Three years ago, Beijing residents started hoarding iodine salt. China had not developed a sudden taste for salty foods. Instead, a frightened populace was trying to protect itself against any radiation blown west from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.[read more]

Zimtu Capital Analyst Says All Roads Lead to the Athabasca Basin

March 8, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Uranium Supplies

Derek Hamill completed his Master of Financial Analysis and Professional Accounting at La Trobe University, a leading Australian academic institution. Between degrees, Hamill worked for several years as an investment executive for ScotiaMcLeod, a leading Canadian wealth-management firm.[read more]

Uranium Supply Disruptions Spell Opportunity for Investors: Interview with David Talbot

February 22, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Dundee Capital Markets, V.P. and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot worked for nine years as a geologist in the gold exploration industry in Northern Ontario. David joined Dundee's research department in May 2003, and in the summer of 2007 he took over the role of analyzing the fast-growing uranium sector.[read more]

Matt Badiali's Insider Tips from the Energy Fronts in Kurdistan and Tuscaloosa

January 5, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Energy Development

Matt Badiali is the editor of the S&A Resource Report, a monthly investment advisory that focuses on natural resources, including silver, uranium, copper, natural gas, oil, water and gold. He is a regular contributor to Growth Stock Wire, a free pre-market briefing on the day's trading opportunities.[read more]

Fracking, Uranium, and Solar, Oh My!: Growth and Innovation in 2013

December 27, 2013 by Jim Patrick

2013 in Review

Nothing catches the market's attention like cushy profit margins. Technologies that enable oil producers to drill more for less money were a notable theme among many for the experts featured in interviews in The Energy Report in 2013.[read more]

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Top Washington D.C. Clean Energy Policy Stories from 2013

December 23, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Top Clean Energy Policy Stories

U.S. clean energy policy was as caught up in Washington gridlock as most other issue areas in 2013. No climate-saving clean tech bill passed through Congress and even modest, bi-partisan energy efficiency legislation failed to get to the President’s desk.[read more]

The Great Green Meltdown

Two weeks ago, four of the world’s most respected climate scientists took the extraordinary step of sending an open letter to their long-time friends and colleagues in the environmental movement, urging them to reverse their longstanding opposition to nuclear power.[read more]