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Is it Really Necessary to Have a Deep Geologic Repository for Used Nuclear Fuel?

September 10, 2014 by Rod Adams

It’s time to give the United States nuclear enterprise permission to quit trying to site a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel. We’ve invested tens of billions of dollars, yet we are farther from the goal today than we were when I graduated from college in 1981.[read more]

New York City Council Votes on Legislation on Sustainable Food Waste Disposal

September 15, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

New York City and Waste Disposal

The New York City Council is scheduled to vote on important legislation that would lock in major environmental advances in the collection of food scraps and yard waste and other organic disposed items in the nation’s largest city.[read more]

Why Disposing Of Nuclear Fuel Is Not A "Subsidy"

December 14, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

One thing that tends to raise my hackles without fail is when the inevitable game of "Name the Energy Subsidy!" comes up, somehow the issue of spent nuclear fuel disposition gets lumped in. Namely because spent fuel management is pretty much the opposite of what is typically thought of as a "subsidy."To give some background - prior to...[read more]

Los Angeles Times Worries About Climate Change BUT Says Streamlining Nuclear Regulations is Unnecessary. Tortured Logic

May 18, 2010 by Rod Adams

It is consistently frustrating to engage in rational discussion with people who cannot see the inconsistencies in their own positions. People who express great worry about climate change and then dismiss nuclear energy as unnecessary indicate either an amazing ability for self-delusion or an inability to perform basic arithmetic. People...[read more]

Italy returns to nuclear energy

April 25, 2008 by Dan Yurman

A densely populated country needs a lot of electricity Enel SpA. plans to build a nuclear power plant in Italy to take advantage of an expected legislative shift that will put the nation back on a path to using nuclear power. Italy has banned the construction and operation of nuclear power plants within its borders in 1987. However, it...[read more]