Wind power fast beating nuclear

Posted: October 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

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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).

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wind-nuclear-Reports Show U.S. Renewables Rapidly Beating Out Nuclear, NA Windpower,   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 latest Monthly Energy Review (with data for the first half of this year) notes that during the first six months of 2016, renewable sources – e.g., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind – accounted for 5.242 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) of domestic energy production, according to the nonprofit group.

This includes thermal, liquid and electrical forms of energy. By comparison, nuclear power provided only 4.188 quads – that is, renewables outpaced nuclear by more than 25%, says SUN DAY.

Meanwhile, FERC’s latest Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through the end…

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Comments
  1. I noticed that during the last really big storms in South Australia and Victoria not a single Wind Turbine blew over. Yet, the coal fired electricity blew over with steel stanchions and poles toppling like nine-pins. The hide of our PM blaming the catastrophe on alternative energy!
    Has this man no shame?

  2. Sure sounds like karma to me, Gerard. I wonder if we should look at trading prime ministers? John Key is also pretty despicable.

  3. Alan Scott says:

    I’d love to believe it!

  4. From everything I see, Alan, new permits for nuclear energy plants are being revoked faster than they are being issued.

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