Half of Americans believe that it is better to have a single disposal site for radioactive waste than keep the waste on the surface at multiple sites around the country. That is the finding of a YouGov poll published this week. The poll covered a number of major public policy issues (eg immigration, terrorism, N Korea, etc). But in a clear signal that radioactive waste disposal is currently a major political issue in the US, the poll also asked people about their attitudes to radioactive waste disposal. Unsurprisingly almost two-thirds of Americans would not want a GDF near where they live.
GDF Watch 19th May 2018 read more »
California billionaire Tom Steyer is pushing a ballot measure in Arizona that would result in the premature closure of a nuclear plant that provides the largest share of the state’s electricity. California hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer is pushing a ballot measure in Arizona to amend the state’s constitution requiring utilities to get 50 percent of their electricity from favored renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, by 2030. The Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, HCR 2017 increases the current renewable power mandate from its present requirement of 15 percent by 2025, in an attempt to reduce the carbon dioxide generated from electric power production in the state to fight climate change.
Heartland Institute 17th May 2018 read more »
Alec Baldwin: Gov. Phil Murphy has pledged an all-renewable energy future for New Jersey by 2050. He is to be commended. But, that goal won’t be achieved by doling out $300 million annually to PSEG and Exelon to bail out the Salem/Hope Creek nukes in Salem County as proposed by a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Democratic-controlled New Jersey Legislature. Those millions would come from ordinary citizens paying their electric bill.
APP 18th May 2018 read more »