Posts Tagged ‘nuclear power’

The days of energy isolationism may be coming to an end for Ontario and Quebec. Canada’s two largest power-consuming provinces, which have long followed their own paths when it comes to electricity, could soon join forces in an energy partnership that will pay dividends on both sides of the border. What’s more, unlike the fallout [...]

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Is Nature Trying to Tell Us Something?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on March 23rd, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 33 Comments

Was it not just last summer that BP’s engineers were working desperately around the clock to find a way to plug a three month leak from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that spilled 205 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico? Now, engineers and plant operators are braving potentially lethal [...]

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China Syndrome Hits Japan

Posted by Jeff Rubin on March 16th, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 22 Comments

The meltdown of three reactor cores at Tokyo Electric’s Fukushima nuclear power station in the tsunami and earthquake devastated area of northeastern Japan is already reverberating around the world’s nuclear power industry. Just as many countries were looking for nuclear power to play a growing role in meeting their future energy needs, the world is [...]

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My local utility just mailed me a notice informing me that they’ve installed a new smart meter at my home that will start monitoring and charging me for my electricity depending upon time of use. The first thing I noticed about smart (i.e. off-peak) prices was how expensive dumb (i.e. peak) prices were. At 9.3 [...]

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