Sunday, April 1, 2012

98th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

Nuclear renaissance picks up steam with NRC approval of twin AP1000s at Scana's V C Summer Station

This post is the collective voice of blogs with legendary names which emerge each week to tell the story of nuclear energy.
If you want to hear the voice of the nuclear renaissance, the Carnival of Nuclear Energy Blogs is where to find it.

Past editions have been hosted at Yes Vermont Yankee, Atomic Power Review, ANS Nuclear Cafe, Idaho Samizdat, NEI Nuclear Notes, Next Big Future, and CoolHandNuke, as well as several other popular nuclear energy blogs.

The publication of the Carnival each week is part of a commitment by the leading pro-nuclear bloggers in North America that we will speak with a collective voice on the issue of the value of nuclear energy. While we each have our own points of view, we agree that the promise of peaceful uses of the atom remains viable in our own time and for the future.

If you have a pro-nuclear energy blog, and would like to host an edition of the carnival, please contact Brian Wang at Next Big Future to get on the rotation.

This is a great collaborative effort that deserves your support. Please post a Tweet, a Facebook entry, or a link on your Web site or blog to support the carnival.

This Week's Carnival

Next Big Future - Brian Wang
  • Westinghouse wins with NRC action that gives VC Summers licenses for two reactors. They should be completed by 2017 and 2018.
  • Sanmen Westinghouse AP1000 reactor has been connected to offsite power. On track for 2013 startup. China's other reactors are on track.

NEI Nuclear Notes
  • Associated Press coverage of nuclear issues questioned
  • Arnie Gundersen's claims on radioactivity probed
The Neutron Economy - Steve Skutnik
"The EPA's coal mandate: An opportunity for nuclear, a giveaway for natural gas"
This week, the EPA announced a carbon cap of 1000 lbs CO2 per MWh electricity generated from all new power plants. While such a mandate provides an obvious opportunity for nuclear, upon inspection it looks suspiciously like a giveaway to the natural gas industry.

ANS Nuclear Cafe
 - Meredith Angwin

Successful rally at Vermont Yankee 

Yes Vermont Yankee - Meredith Angwin

Howard Shaffer and Arnie Gundersen debate the Pilgrim plant relicense.  Relicense now or freeze the process until all Fukushima fixes are known and made.

Nuclear Green
- Charles Barton

A Brief History of the Light Water Reacto to Three Mile Island

Idaho Samizdat - Dan Yurman
German utilities retreat from U.K. nuclear new build

Nuke Power Talk
- Gail Marcus

The future of nuclear power; two steps forward, one back

Atomic Power Review
- Will Davis

Will Davis announces four new, and recurring, feature series to begin appearing immediately on Atomic Power Review.  These features will begin to tell the story of the early days of the commercial nuclear energy industry from many angles - thus beginning to give the nuclear energy field something it's never really been allowed to have in the public eye which is a history.

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