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The ‘Real’ Green New Deal: Rick Perry’s Plan To Save Nuclear

Rick Perry drops out of race

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a shot at the Democratic Party’s latest environmental proposal as he visited a nuclear plant’s construction site. “Ladies and gentlemen, look around you,” the president’s top energy official said Friday to a crowd of nuclear power plant employees in Waynesboro, Georgia. “This is the real new green deal.” Perry was speaking in front of a construction ...

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Rick Perry Draws Ire For $3.7 Billion Nuclear Energy Bailout

Rick Perry senate confirmation hearing

A free market energy group is ripping Energy Secretary Rick Perry after he announced nearly $4 billion in new loan guarantees for a beleaguered nuclear construction project. “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period,” said Thomas Pyle, the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), in a Friday statement. “Nuclear power is an important part of our ...

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Nuclear goes retro — with a much greener outlook

By M. Mitchell Waldrop, Knowable Magazine Troels Schönfeldt can trace his path to becoming a nuclear energy entrepreneur back to 2009, when he and other young physicists at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen started getting together for an occasional “beer and nuclear” meetup. The beer was an India pale ale that they brewed themselves in an old, junk-filled lab ...

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Coal And Nuclear Closures Could Lead To Power Outages

A stress test conducted by the regulatory authority that oversees North America’s electric grid lends credibility to the Trump administration’s warnings that rampant coal and nuclear plant closures could result in power outages. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) – an international nonprofit that examines and promotes grid reliability among utility systems in the U.S. and Canada – released its Generation ...

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