News for Greens

Vermont Legislature says No to Nuclear!

Posted by in Commentary, Environment

From Kibbles & Bytes from Small Dogs Electronics By Don Mayer You all probably know that I am not a fan of nuclear energy as a path for energy independence, but even if I was put in charge of Vermont’s only nuclear plant, I could not have done a better job of undermining their chances for a license renewal than they did on their own. First it was a failed cooling tower, then a barely competitive power purchase offer but the straw that really broke the camel’s back was the…read more

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Action Alert: Network Nukes Boosters

Posted by in Environment, News, Rights

[From FAIR] Reports on New Nuclear Plant Leave Key Questions Unasked On February 16, ABC World News and NBC Nightly News aired incomplete and unbalanced reports following Barack Obama’s announcement of $8 billion in new loan guarantees for a nuclear power plant in Georgia. ABC reporter Jake Tapper announced that “for years leading Democrats and liberals opposed nuclear energy. No new nukes was the cry. So some may have been surprised to hear President Obama say today, essentially, yes, new nukes.” But after that nod, nuclear opponents mostly disappeared from…read more

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Five Reasons NOT to Invest in Nuclear Power

Posted by in Commentary, Environment, Rights

[From Huffington Post] By Robert Alvarez Yesterday, President Obama announced that the Energy department will provide an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to the Southern Co. for its proposed nuclear power plant near Augusta, GA. “The loan guarantee program for new nuclear power plants not only will further the nation’s commitment to clean energy, Obama said, “but also will assist in creating jobs in American communities.” Unfortunately, nuclear energy isn’t safe or clean and it’s too costly for the nation. News coverage has been mostly supportive and, in some cases, bordering…read more

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