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Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change Naomi Oreskes, Michael Oppenheimer, and Dale Jamieson published an article in Scientific American called “Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change,” which relate the ideas in their book Discerning Experts with the news that the Hadley Centre has led a recent effort in collecting more accurate data on ocean temperature to track the changing climate. After decades of faulty measurement, advanced measurements suggest that the oceans have risen 0.1°C more than previously thought. The fact [...]

Reps. McNerney, Shimkus Introduce Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

Reps. McNerney, Shimkus Introduce Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Congressmen Jerry McNerney and John Shimkus introduced a bill to safely deal with nuclear waste with using both temporary storage and permanent disposal. The bill will push the Department of Energy to continue their temporary storage of nuclear waste from decommissioned power plants while also furthering the licensing process that determines wether the Yucca Mountain Site can be used as a permanent waste disposal site. Additionally, the bill will secure funding [...]

Sign the Sustainable Nuclear Petition

Sign the Sustainable Nuclear Petition Kirsten Gogan from Energy for Humanity and others have posted a petition on the OpenPetition website directed at the European Commission Technical Expert Group.  This petition endeavors to advocate for more informed, evidence-based and effective energy and climate policy in Europe. While not specifically about supporting nuclear, nevertheless, nuclear will be able to get more support as a partner within a balanced, cost-effective and clean energy mix — the way we need our serious climate [...]

Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power

Candidates Should Heed Obama and Clinton Paul Steidler has published an article in Inside Sources called “Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power," in which he bemoans the fact that none of the top 2020 candidates for the Democratic Party are strong nuclear energy supporters. All of the candidates highlight the climate crisis that our world is progressing towards, however, none are willing to take the controversial position of including nuclear power as their solution. Instead, they take the [...]

Bill Introduced to Allow Nuclear Power to Qualify As a Renewable Source

Should Nuclear Power Qualify As a Renewable Source? According to Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, yes it should.  In a post entitled, “Bill introduced to allow nuclear power to qualify as a renewable energy source,"  produced by the staff of the Central Coast CBS Channel 6 affiliate, KSBY, we learn that new California legislation sponsored by Cunningham was introduced to include nuclear energy in the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. California state laws currently don’t qualify all carbon-free emissions as "renewable" under the [...]