President Trump has proclaimed a new “golden era” of US energy dominance is underway as he vowed to unleash the country’s natural fossil fuel resources and remove barriers to the domestic nuclear power industry yesterday. Addressing fossil fuel and energy industry executives at the US Department of Energy, Trump said the US was blessed with “true energy abundance” and “near limitless supplies of energy” that he wanted to export “all around the world, all around the globe”. “We have nearly 100 years’ worth of natural gas and more than 250 years’ worth of clean, beautiful coal,” claimed the President, in comments that were roundly criticised by clean energy advocates and green campaigners. “We are a top producer of petroleum and the number one producer of natural gas. We have so much more than we ever thought possible.” elsewhere, the President announced plans for a review of nuclear energy policy in order to revive the industry in the US. “First, we will begin to revive and expand our nuclear energy sector – which I’m so happy about – which produces clean, renewable and emissions-free energy,” said Trump. “A complete review of US nuclear energy policy will help us find new ways to revitalise this crucial energy resource.” But the President’s policy announcements attracted a raft of disdain from clean energy advocates and climate campaigners. Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council said Trump’s “dirty energy nightmare” was “a wake-up call for the country”.
Business Green 30th June 2017 read more »
South Carolina utilities SCE&G and Santee Cooper expect to decide by this fall, if not sooner, whether to pull the plug on a $14 billion nuclear expansion project that has been plagued by financial troubles, lengthy delays and intense criticism over the amount of money the effort is costing customers. The power companies said Monday they will spend another six weeks weighing the benefits and costs of finishing the project in Fairfield County before making their decision.
The State 26th June 2017 read more »