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May 25 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Unreliable Sources 6: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation” It’s Time for the Media to Stop Giving Climate Contrarians a Free Ride. [Huffington Post]

World:

  • In Ontario, flat demand for power, coupled with new supplies of both nuclear and renewable power, will create surpluses more and more often, according to the 18-month outlook from the Independent Electricity System Operator. [Toronto Star]
  • The International Energy Agency warned Germany that rising power prices threaten to erode public support for green energy. Increased renewable power has helped reduce wholesale power prices, but the consumer surcharge for power has continued to rise. [Wall Street Journal]
  • A tornado caused a scare outside Moscow when it passed over the decommissioned site of the world’s first civilian nuclear power plant. Video footage shows the tornado over the Obninsk nuclear station.

US:

  • The chairman of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reintroduced a bill to boost development of variable renewable power sources, including solar and wind, through tax incentives for storage technologies. [Platts]
  • The Southern Co., one of the largest utilities in the Southeast, is brainstorming ways it could more widely incorporate renewable energy, particularly solar power, into its traditional business model. [Hattiesburg American]
  • Three organizations fighting for the closure of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are asking the Vermont Supreme Court to deny an appeal, filed by the plant’s owner, of a pair of decisions rendered by the state’s Public Service Board. [Brattleboro Reformer]

1 comment to May 25 Green Energy News

  • RE: A tornado caused a scare outside Moscow when it passed over the decommissioned site of the world’s first civilian nuclear power plant.

    With Climate change and the weather destruction we are seeing – this COULD happen anywhere there is a nuclear power plant. Think about what would happen if it DID hit! What if the Oklahoma school was a nuclear power plant?!

    Why is nuclear power even being considered anywhere in this world? It is just too dangerous! It is still dangerous even after they are decommissioned. They should NOT be built in the first place. It is not necessary to meet our energy needs. Renewable energy has proven to be able to do this just fine. Look at Arfons, France! Instead of wasting time fighting against Wind or Solar (what would happen if a tornado hit them? We would just lose power – not at all what would happen if a nuclear power plant was hit!)

    I think this needs to be addressed much more strongly. This is a BIG deal! It COULD happen! Next time they or we may not be so lucky…

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