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  • Amid explosive demand, America is running out of power

    04/06/2024 5:39:05 PM PDT · by John W · 87 replies
    Washington Post via Yahoo Finance ^ | April 5, 2024 | Evan Halper
    Vast swaths of the United States are at risk of running short of power as electricity-hungry data centers and clean-technology factories proliferate around the country, leaving utilities and regulators grasping for credible plans to expand the nation’s creaking power grid. In Georgia, demand for industrial power is surging to record highs, with the projection of new electricity use for the next decade now 17 times what it was only recently. Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in that state, is also struggling to keep up, projecting it will be out of transmission capacity before the end of the decade absent...
  • ‘Artificial sun’ sets record for time at 100 million degrees in latest advance for nuclear fusion

    04/02/2024 7:05:01 PM PDT · by vespa300 · 26 replies
    CNN (sorry) ^ | 4/1/2024 | Laura Paddison
    Scientists in South Korea have announced a new world record for the length of time they sustained temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius — seven times hotter than the sun’s core — during a nuclear fusion experiment, in what they say is an important step forward for this futuristic energy technology.
  • What would happen to Washington, DC if attacked by a nuclear bomb?

    03/23/2024 6:09:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 152 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/23/2024
    Hell on Earth. Washington, DC, Possibly Sometime in the Near Future A 1-megaton thermonuclear weapon detonation begins with a flash of light and heat so tremendous it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend. One hundred and eighty million degrees Fahrenheit is four or five times hotter than the temperature at the center of the sun. In the first fraction of a millisecond after the bomb strikes the Pentagon, there is light. Soft X-ray light with a very short wavelength. The light superheats the surrounding air to millions of degrees, creating a massive fire-ball that expands at millions of...
  • Japan Looks to Restart the World’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

    03/16/2024 7:42:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Oil price ^ | Mar 15, 2024, | Tsvetana Paraskova -
    Japan is stepping up efforts to have local authorities approve the restart of the world’s biggest nuclear power plant, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility north of Tokyo... Next week, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ken Saito, is expected to ask the local governor of the Niigata prefecture to approve the restart of the power plant.. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Japan closed all its nuclear power plants that underwent rigorous safety checks and inspections. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa has been offline since 2012, while the Nuclear Regulation Authority in 2021 barred the plant’s operator, utility Tepco, from operating the...
  • 36 progressive House Dems vote against bipartisan green energy bill (nuclear energy development)

    03/01/2024 2:48:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 2/29/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    Three dozen progressive House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., voted against a bipartisan bill that would streamline the federal permitting process for nuclear energy development. The House passed the so-called Atomic Energy Advancement Act — which was authored by Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo. — in a 365-36 vote Wednesday evening, with 199 Republicans and 166 Democrats voting in favor. However, all 36 nay votes were cast by progressive Democrats who have pushed green energy and, in the case of Ocasio-Cortez, pushed the Green New Deal. "Nuclear power delivers reliable, affordable, and clean energy to...
  • Chinese Engineer Allegedly Stole Trade Secret Technology For Detecting Nuclear Missile Launches: DOJ

    02/09/2024 9:05:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/09/2024 | Frank Fang
    A Chinese-born researcher has been arrested for allegedly stealing trade secret technologies developed for the U.S. government to detect nuclear missile launches and to track ballistic and hypersonic missiles, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).Chenguang Gong, 57, of San Jose, California, was arrested in San Jose on Feb. 6, prosecutors said.Mr. Gong became a U.S. citizen in 2011. He got his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and completed some work toward a doctorate at Stanford University, according to court documents.From January 2023 to April 2023, Mr. Gong worked as an engineer for a research and development...
  • First new U.S. nuclear reactor since 2016 is now in operation

    12/27/2023 1:59:45 PM PST · by FarCenter · 20 replies
    A new reactor at Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant is now in commercial operation, according to an announcement from Georgia Power, one of the plant’s owners. It is the first new nuclear reactor to start up in the United States since the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 was commissioned in 2016. The new 1,114 megawatt (MW) Unit 3 reactor joins two existing reactors at Plant Vogtle, which is jointly owned by Georgia Power and three other electric utility companies. The plant’s first two reactors, with a combined 2,430 MW of nameplate capacity, came online in the late 1980s. Georgia...
  • 10 Improbable Energy Ideas For 2024

    12/26/2023 6:30:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 12/26/2023 | Leonard Hyman and William Tilles
    The market for Grid-scale nuclear will be dominated by 3 players.This is the year we unofficially abandon climate targets because of the growing recognition they are unobtainable.The world’s lightest element (hydrogen) replaces small modular reactors (SMRs) as the most over-hyped idea but we become more realistic about its appropriate industrial uses.Nowadays, you have to prepare for the unexpected, for the event that seems barely plausible but happens. Such as the way Russia did not conquer Ukraine in a week. Or how the European economy survived without Russian gas. Or how quickly inflation subsided. Or how the Chinese foreign minister disappeared....
  • Biden admin quietly developing settlement with groups seeking to tear down key power source

    12/10/2023 9:19:33 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    'Congress alone has the authority' to breach federal dams, lawmakers write in letter to White House.. The Biden administration is quietly discussing a potentially far-reaching settlement with environmental groups that advocate for tearing down four hydroelectric dams in Washington... ... In the filings, jointly submitted by the federal government and eco groups... However, the filing failed to detail exactly what conditions were included in the secretive package .... We find it necessary to remind you Congress alone has the authority not only to order the breach of the Lower Snake River Dams, but also exclusive authority to direct the study...
  • 22 Countries, Including U.S., Pledge to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

    12/03/2023 6:37:51 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 45 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | December 2, 2023 | Darrel Proctor
    The U.S. and 21 other countries want to triple the global generation capacity of nuclear power by mid-century. The pledge, announced at the United Nations’ COP28 climate summit in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, comes as more of the world’s governments say increased use of nuclear power is critical to reduce emissions of carbon and combat climate change. Countries involved are the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, South Korea, and the UAE. Officials have said increasing nuclear power in Europe would help European nations reduce dependence on oil and gas from Russia, while conceding it will require major investment....
  • Report to Congress on Iran Nuclear Programs

    12/01/2023 1:54:12 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 28, 2023 | Congressional Research Service
    Several U.N. Security Council resolutions adopted between 2006 and 2010 required Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) investigation of its nuclear activities, suspend its uranium enrichment program, suspend its construction of a heavy-water reactor and related projects, and ratify the Additional Protocol to its IAEA safeguards agreement. Iran did not comply with most of the resolutions’ provisions. However, Tehran has implemented various restrictions on, and provided the IAEA with additional information about, the government’s nuclear program pursuant to the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), On the JCPOA’s Implementation Day, which took place...
  • US nuke reactor lab hit by 'gay furry hackers' demanding cat-human mutants

    11/23/2023 7:44:36 AM PST · by Salman · 20 replies
    The Registrer (UK) ^ | Wed 22 Nov 2023 | Brandon Vigliarolo
    The self-described "gay furry hackers" of SiegedSec are back: this time boasting they've broken into America's biggest nuclear power lab's computer systems and stolen records on thousands of employees. Some of that data has already been leaked, it appears. SiegedSec, which also claimed to have breached NATO's IT security on two occasions this year, said it has now hit Idaho National laboratory (INL), which is run by the US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. Employee Social Security numbers, physical addresses, and bank account data are among the information said to have been pinched. The lab has at least...
  • Royal Navy nuclear submarine equipped with Trident missiles 'suffered huge malfunction that sent the vessel into an endless dive - with engineers saving the 140 crew members moments before they faced being crushed by underwater pressure'

    11/20/2023 3:04:49 AM PST · by dynachrome · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-19-23 | EIRIAN JANE PROSSER and Rory Tingle
    A Royal Navy nuclear submarine equipped with Trident missiles suffered a huge malfunction that sent it into an endless dive before the vessel was righted moments before the crew faced being crushed by underwater pressure, it was claimed today. The Vanguard class sub had been carrying 140 crew when its depth gauge suddenly failed while on a mission in the Atlantic. It caused a frantic scrabble with engineers managing to stop the submarine and its nuclear reactor from plunging further just moments before disaster struck. The deep sea vessel, carrying Trident 2 missiles, was on patrol when the depth indicators...
  • What Could Go Wrong? Biden Offers China Unprecedented Access to US Nuclear Test Site

    11/18/2023 11:06:08 AM PST · by Sam77 · 41 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 18 November 2023 | Jason Walsh
    If the Chinese spy balloon incident wasn’t enough, the Biden administration has now to offered China and Russia a VIP tour of the US National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear testing site. GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) was so angry at the Biden administration’s decision, she is now demanding answers as to why Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm offered foreign adversaries access to a sensitive US nuclear testing site. In a letter signed by 18 Republicans sent to Granholm, Stefanik wrote: “The Biden Administration’s willingness to allow our strategic rivals this unprecedented access to our sensitive nuclear testing will only embolden...
  • Sweden plans new nuclear reactors by 2035, will share costs

    11/16/2023 1:53:32 PM PST · by FarCenter · 20 replies
    STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sweden's government said it aimed to build the equivalent of two new conventional nuclear reactors by 2035 on Thursday to meet surging demand for clean power from industry and transport and was prepared to take on some of the costs. By 2045 the government wants to have the equivalent of 10 new reactors, some of which are likely to be small modular reactors (SMRs), smaller than conventional reactors. Energy Minister Ebba Busch said the government was planning a "massive build out" of new nuclear power by 2045. "It's decisive for the green transition, for Swedish...
  • Nuclear war in the US would wipe out 300 MILLION: New models reveal the 'devastating' impact of radioactive fallout from an attack on America's missile launch facilities

    11/15/2023 6:25:48 PM PST · by algore · 89 replies
    About 300 million people in the United States would be put at risk of death from exposure to radioactive fallout in the four days following a nuclear attack, according to a new report that models the possible effects of such a grim event. If the US is attacked with nuclear weapons, an adversary would most likely concentrate all fire on the country's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch facilities (silos). Any retaliatory attack from the US would come from these silos, located in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming - and taking them out would be an enemy's first priority....
  • Republicans demand answers after top Biden official invited CCP leaders to sensitive national security site

    11/09/2023 9:55:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/07/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 18 House Republicans led by GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., are pressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm over her agency's invitation for foreign adversaries to inspect a sensitive U.S. nuclear testing site. In a letter sent Thursday morning, Stefanik and the other Republicans blasted Granholm for recently offering China and Russia "unprecedented access" to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada National Security Site. Bloomberg reported in September that the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration invited Chinese and Russian officials to tour the site to prove the U.S. is upholding a three-decade moratorium against testing...
  • Switzerland To Keep Nuclear Plants Operating For Longer Than Planned

    11/09/2023 5:12:29 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Oil price ^ | Nov 07, 2023, | Charles Kennedy -
    Switzerland’s nuclear power plant operators plan to keep the facilities operational for longer than initially planned, ... Switzerland has four nuclear reactors, which generate up to 40% of its electricity ... the energy crisis and concerns about the reliability of electricity supply in the country has prompted utilities to look to extend the lives of the reactors as long as the extension of the operations is found to be safe. Axpo Holding and Alpiq Holding have increased the planned lifespan for their nuclear power plants to 60 years from a previous target of 50 years, which means they could be...
  • US nuclear submarine has arrived at the Middle East - The Pentagon

    11/05/2023 5:36:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 6, 2023 | By HAIM ISROVITCH/MAARIV
    The US issued an unusual announcement that an Ohio-type nuclear submarine had arrived in the operational area of the US Central Command, and the command published a photo of it passing through the Suez Canal, on Monday. The identity of the submarine was not disclosed and it is not known whether it is one of the four submarines that carry Tomahawk cruise missiles or of the 14 submarines that carry the Trident-II ballistic missiles, but it is still a significant addition to the American deterrence force in the region, and the ability to attack if necessary.
  • Bush’s Indian Ally

    04/30/2006 7:34:40 AM PDT · by INDIAN_REPUBLICAN · 6 replies · 468+ views
    WASHINGTON POST.COM ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2006; Page A25 | Jim Hoagland
    NEW DELHI -- At a time when even friendly governments are quick to distance themselves from the United States and its pugnacious, embattled president, India is a strategic maverick. The former firebrand of the Non-Aligned Movement has chosen this moment to forge a close partnership with Washington and to speak up positively about American power in world affairs. "This lack of nuclear cooperation is the last remaining cobweb from our old relationship, and we can now sweep it aside," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said with an expressive wave of his hand. "There are no other barriers to a more productive,...