Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Is it sci-fi? A really bad dream? Or a metaphor for global warming? Climate change has been in the news lately, partly due to Donald Trump’s attacks on science. Still, there’s little mention of the extreme urgency or the key drivers of the crisis.
Absorbing the nuclear fallout — Charlotte Business Journal
Op-ed by Jim Warren. The revival of U.S. nuclear power has been dominated in recent years by exuberance fueled by industry hype. Several weeks before Japan’s tragedy, former Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Peter Bradford declared the U.S. nuclear renaissance “in shambles.”
Beware the bill for nuclear plants — News & Observer
Op-Ed by Lynice Williams and Jim Warren. Recent news of a merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy sets the stage for North Carolina to become home to the nation’s largest electric utility. They say the merger will save customers money by eliminating redundancy, but what appears to be a key driver behind the merger – building two nuclear reactors in South Carolina – would cost customers much more.
A course change for utilities — News & Observer
Op-Ed by John Blackburn and Jim Warren. Electricity rates for most North Carolina customers will increase dramatically if new coal-fired and
nuclear power plants are successfully completed by Duke Energy and Progress Energy.
It’s time to get past ‘urgency denial’ — Winston-Salem Journal
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Severe climate changes are occurring at an accelerating rate. Our planet is in crisis, according to the
world’s top scientists, and corrective measures that are proven, feasible and economically beneficial
— mainly energy efficiency — need to be implemented now.
North Carolina residents need straight talk from Duke Energy — Herald-Sun
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Climate change is causing extensive damage at an accelerating rate. Oxfam International reports that weather disasters have quadrupled in 20 years with a quarter billion people impacted annually.
Will we pay, again, for nuclear folly? — News and Observer
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Despite a propaganda offensive depicting nuclear power as carbon free and safer than ever, resuscitating the failed technology would be a huge, unnecessary gamble for our climate, economy and safety.
Saved by nuclear power? No — News & Observer
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. What’s the most compelling reason Progress Energy should stop planning new reactors at its Shearon Harris nuclear plant? Global climate change.
Producing power with too much danger — News & Observer
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. The multi-billion dollar question is whether the nuclear industry can fool enough people with its fallacies — even to pay for new reactors in the Carolinas, including Wake County.
Safer? Cheaper? Hardly — News & Observer
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Despite claims that nuclear power is “emissions free,” research in Europe and the U.S. suggests that routine radioactive releases into air and water are damaging health near nuclear plants.