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  • Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch

    Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch0

    • November 18, 2022

    Colorado’s Governor may not be a huge proponent of nuclear energy, but he at least isn’t ruling it out either. Fresh off his resounding reelection victory earlier this month, Governor Jared Polis took to the national stage with an appearance on the popular HBO political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” last week. During

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  • Even Legacy Environmentalists Have Come Around on Advanced Nuclear Power

    Even Legacy Environmentalists Have Come Around on Advanced Nuclear Power0

    • November 15, 2022

    It’s unmistakable that there’s been a sea-change around popular support for nuclear energy. A confluence of factors, including the ongoing need to confront climate change, turmoil in global oil and gas supplies due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and persisting electric grid instability in states like California and Texas have drawn the public’s focus

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  • Xcel Gives Up Plan to Expand Hydropower in Colorado

    Xcel Gives Up Plan to Expand Hydropower in Colorado0

    • November 2, 2022

    Pumped-storage hydropower won’t be the answer to Xcel’s need for dispatchable zero-carbon energy. At least not for now. According to the Colorado Sun: Xcel Energy has killed its plan to build a hydropower project in Unaweep Canyon.   The utility on Wednesday morning told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it was withdrawing its application for a

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  • Western Utility Announces Consideration of Five SMRs for Coal-to-Nuclear Transition

    Western Utility Announces Consideration of Five SMRs for Coal-to-Nuclear Transition0

    • October 27, 2022

    Wyoming and Utah are looking to lead the wave of next-generation advanced nuclear energy. PacifiCorp, the parent company of the western-state regulated utilities Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power, announced a partnership on Wednesday with the small modular reactor firm Terrapower. The two firms will be conducting a joint study to evaluate the feasibility of

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  • New DOE Study Finds 5 Coal Plant Sites in Colorado That Could Convert to Nuclear

    New DOE Study Finds 5 Coal Plant Sites in Colorado That Could Convert to Nuclear0

    • September 13, 2022

    A brand new study released today from the Department of Energy (DOE) finds multiple locations in Colorado that could benefit from a coal-to-nuclear power transition. The study authors examined both operational and recently retired (within the last 10 years) coal plants across the country to screen for siting characteristics deemed favorable for a nuclear conversion.

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  • What Not to Do: California Energy Policy Serves As a Warning to Colorado

    What Not to Do: California Energy Policy Serves As a Warning to Colorado0

    • August 31, 2022

    Just days after finalizing a future ban on the sale of gas-powered vehicles, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) sent out a bulletin Tuesday afternoon warning that an expected heat wave posed serious threats to the reliability of the state’s electric grid. Starting tomorrow through Tuesday, California and the West are expecting extreme heat that

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