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Clean Skies News Interviews Rod Adams About Nuclear Energy

On August 21, 2009, Susan McGinnis of Clean Skies News invited me to come to the company's downtown Washington studio for an interview about nuclear energy. I enjoyed the opportunity to converse with some of the network's reporters - my car picked...

Posted August 21, 2009    

BPA Sets a Wind Production Record for Its Grid

The Clean Skies News Energy Report: Afternoon Edition of August 17, 2009 concluded with a report about a wind electricity production record set on August 6, 2009. The video from that report is posted below. It is clipped from the report, but...

Posted August 18, 2009    

First German Off Shore Wind Farm Now Operational - 1 Year Late and $85 Million Over Budget

The first three units of the first German off-shore wind farm have gone operational. It apparently ran into some First of a Kind (FOAK) challenges that provide some interesting numbers.When complete, the facility will include 12 very large turbines...

Posted August 17, 2009    

Sierra Club's Long-Time Executive Director and Soon To Be Chairman Marketing Natural Gas At Clean Energy Summit 2.0

It is becoming apparent that the establishment Environmental community has made its bed with the natural gas industry. In the above video, you will see and hear Carl Pope, the long time Executive Director of the Sierra Club and its future Chairman,...

Posted August 16, 2009    

Nuclear Energy Provides "On Demand" Power

Dan Yurman at Idaho Samizdat posted a must read blog titled Obama’s climate policy needs nuclear energy. At first I thought it was going to be a discussion about the recent Energy Information Administration's analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate...

Posted August 13, 2009    

Nuclear - The CO2-Emissions-Solution-That-Must-Not-Be-Named At The Clean Energy Summit

I have finally worked my way through nearly 3 hours of the town hall meeting at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 held on August 10, 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada. The panel included John Podesta, President and CEO of Center for American Progress, Al...

Posted August 12, 2009    

Selling "Clean, Natural Gas" By Casting Doubt On Nuclear Energy

Several times in the past week, I have pointed out just how much money is involved in pushing people to act in certain ways in response to the threat of global climate change. It seems so obvious to me that the most useful tool in shifting our...

Posted August 11, 2009    

ExxonMobil Is Betting $30 BILLION That They Can Push 9.9 Billion Cubic Feet Per Day Of Natural Gas Into The World Energy Market

Forbes Magazine has a cover story designating ExxonMobil as the "Green Company of the Year". The basis for that designation is the soon-to-be-completed liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Qatar. That project will produce 9.9 Billion cubic feet...

Posted August 10, 2009    

Are Gas Producers Purposely Flooding The Market? If So, Why?

I am a suspicious cynic who cannot forget the lessons learned from literature about man's inhumanity to man, which is often driven by a hunger for winning, pure greed or a desire for increased power. During the past week or so, I have begun to get a...

Posted August 8, 2009    

Time Magazine Says "Nuclear Power Is Hot Again"

On August 5, 2009 Time Magazine's online arm published a story Areva's Field of Dreams that begins with the following lede:This should be Areva's time in the sun. As governments search for clean, renewable energy sources and consumers worry about...

Posted August 7, 2009    

Edison Electric Institute Horse Traded With Waxman And Markey - Dissenting Coal-Heavy Utilities Dislike The Deal

If you are a political junkie who happens to have a primary addiction to energy issues, you need to read a terrific article in the August 5, 2009 New York Times titled 'Fragile Compromise' of Power Plant CEOs in Doubt as Senate Climate Debate Nears...

Posted August 6, 2009    

Natural Gas Industry Is Selling Its Product With A Specialized Energy And Environment News Channel

For the past several days, I have been getting flashbacks to a high school semantics project where we were assigned to watch TV for at least 2 hours per night for a week. Some students jumped for joy at having a great excuse for doing something that...

Posted August 4, 2009