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The Race Is On: Will U.S. Renewables Leave Nuclear In The Dust?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 28, 2017

With each providing roughly 20% of the nation’s power, renewable energy sources are in a statistical dead heat with nuclear power, nonprofit research group the SUN DAY Campaign has announced. Citing the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s [Read More]

Report: Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures? Don’t Blame Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

In response to questions posed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a new report finds there is no evidence that a changing power mix poses a threat to the reliability of the nation’s power system.

From Nuclear To Renewables: Can New York Make The Change?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

As long as appropriate policies and transmission upgrades are established, New York can rely mostly on energy efficiency and wind and solar power to replace the Indian Point Energy Center, a new report says.

Russian Nuclear Corporation Wants In On Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

With a goal of developing wind power in Russia, ROSATOM, the country’s national nuclear corporation, has approved a partnership between daughter company OTEK and Dutch wind company Lagerwey. The partners plan to establish a joint venture this year on the [Read More]

N.Y. Nuclear Plant Shutdown Could Open New Doors For Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the closure of a 2 GW nuclear power plant in New York by April 2021. Renewable energy advocates have applauded the decision and say it provides an opportunity to further bolster solar and [Read More]

Reports Show U.S. Renewables Rapidly Beating Out Nuclear

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

Nuclear power is rapidly losing the race with renewable energy sources in the U.S., according to the SUN DAY Campaign, which cites two new reports from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s [Read More]