In a “historic crossover,” the costs of solar photovoltaic systems have declined to the point where they are lower than the rising projected costs of new nuclear plants.
NC WARN in the News
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NC WARN issued a report this morning that contends that electricity from solar power already is cheaper than electricity generated by new nuclear and will be cheaper still in the future.
By Bruce Henderson A dozen anti-nuclear groups said Wednesday they have found new flaws in a nuclear reactor design that Duke Energy and Raleigh’s Progress Energy plan to use. The groups said federal regulators should stop licensing work for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor, 14 of which are planned for use …
Economist and former Duke University professor John Blackburn testified on behalf of the N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network. He presented a proposal in which he contends Duke and Progress could shut down essentially all of their coal plants by 2029. And he said they would not need to build nuclear plants to replace the coal-burning operations.
As a state that depends heavily on coal-fired power, North Carolina currently dumps more climate-disrupting carbon dioxide pollution into the environment from burning fossil fuels than 186 nations.
N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network, a Durham group that opposes nuclear power and coal-burning power plants, warned Monday that the planet could become uninhabitable for humans if we don’t put a lid on greenhouse gas emissions.
How necessary is nuclear power? Renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydroelectric, can provide all but 6% of North Carolina’s electricity, finds a new Duke University study. “Critics of renewable power point out that solar and wind sources are intermittent. The truth is that solar and wind are complementary in …
Thanks to the many of you who contacted us regarding the Independent Weekly’s late 2009 article about Shearon Harris. Many of you remember this five-year campaign, and as several noted, the nuclear waste shipments have ended. The following letter appears in the current edition of the paper. (You can see …
Instead of risking $35 billion on new plants, there is a better, cheaper and more secure way to handle North Carolina’s energy needs.