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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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  • China Ready to Ramp Up Nuclear Energy Production, U.S. Must Counter

    China Ready to Ramp Up Nuclear Energy Production, U.S. Must Counter0

    • September 8, 2022

    There’s an arms race afoot in energy production, and the U.S. is at risk of falling behind. No longer are we able to rest on our laurels as the world’s number one producer of oil and gas. Thanks to global commitments to pursue a “clean energy transition”, countries like China have been able to establish

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  • Elon Musk Calls for Boost in Oil & Gas, Nuclear

    Elon Musk Calls for Boost in Oil & Gas, Nuclear0

    • August 29, 2022

    The founder and CEO of one of the world’s largest electric vehicle and battery companies wants us to “drill baby drill.” According to CNBC: The world must continue to extract oil and gas in order to sustain civilization, while also developing sustainable sources of energy, Tesla founder Elon Musk told reporters at a conference in Norway on

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  • Federal Support for Advanced Nuclear is Bipartisan, Why Not in CO?

    Federal Support for Advanced Nuclear is Bipartisan, Why Not in CO?0

    • August 5, 2022

    In a previous post I covered the partisan split that still exists in public polling over nuclear energy. “Currently, 39% of Democrats versus 60% of Republicans and 53% of independents favor nuclear energy,” according to the latest Gallup polling on the issue. But that hasn’t stopped a bipartisan consensus from forming in the federal government

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  • Quality of life blows in shadow of Golden-West industrial wind farm

    Quality of life blows in shadow of Golden-West industrial wind farm0

    • April 2, 2017

    By Kohl Watson with contributor Amy Cooke Advocates of industrial wind espouse the benefits of “clean” and “free” energy. And yet, self-described environmentalists don’t acknowledge the human cost. Since the Golden-West industrial wind farm in Calhan, Colorado began operating in late 2015, some residents of the quaint town have paid a physical and emotional price

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