Want Safe, Reliable & Affordable Electricity? Then Start Thinking Nuclear, Right Now

The French get 70-80% of their power from nuclear plants and haven’t suffered so much as a scratch since they started in 1962. By contrast, the wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 200 fatalities, (eg, see above) […]

Reliable Energy Extortion Racket: French Threaten to Leave Britain Powerless Over Fishing Squabble

  So-called ‘interconnectors’ are what allows wind and solar obsessed states and countries to leech off their neighbour’s reliable power supplies. Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia does it, by quietly siphoning off coal-fired power from Victoria and New South Wales, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. Wind power obsessed Britain, […]

Democrats Dreamin’: Wind & Solar No Solution to America’s Energy Needs

As part of his loopy New Green Deal, Sleepy Joe Biden reckons America can “transition from the oil industry” – with all the energy reliably supplied by oil and gas somehow replaced by chaotically intermittent wind and solar. The same squad of lunatics are also doing their darndest to kill off America’s nuclear power generation […]

From Little Things Big Things Grow: Australia’s Nuclear Powered Future Starts With SMRs

STT promotes nuclear power because it works: safe, affordable and reliable it’s the perfect foil for those obsessed about carbon dioxide gas – because it doesn’t generate any, while generating power on demand. One of the feeble ‘arguments’ against it, is that nuclear power plants are of such vast scale that they take longer to […]

So Simple: Fixing Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Crisis Easy As One, Two, Three

Solving Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity means killing subsidies for wind and solar and kickstarting nuclear power, by removing the ban that prohibits it. As Rafe Champion details below, there are three easy steps that would resolve the current debacle: killing off the subsidies for intermittent power generation; adding a capacity market to the […]

Anti-Nuclear Knuckleheads: Time to Scrap Australia’s Idiotic Ban on Nuclear Power Plants

  Australia holds the world’s largest uranium reserves and, despite its shifting policy of limiting the number of mines and states that have banned them, is the world’s third-largest uranium exporter. That Australia, among the world’s largest uranium exporters, doesn’t rely on nuclear power astonishes those from the 30 countries where you’ll find nearly 450 nuclear reactors currently operating – […]

Californian Blackout Fury: “It’s Not Just the Heat, It’s Also the Anti-Nuclear Power Stupidity”

California’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle has attracted global attention. Policymakers have led with their chins by promoting chaotically intermittent wind and solar, all the while trashing ever-reliable nuclear power – with perfectly predictable results. With the (not-so) Golden State scrambling for power during a sweltering summer the decision to shutter nuclear plants looks positively criminal. […]

Nuclear’s New Dawn: Small Modular Reactors Offer Ever-Reliable CO2-Free Power

STT promotes nuclear power because it works: safe, affordable and reliable it’s the perfect foil for those obsessed about carbon dioxide gas – because it doesn’t generate any, while generating power on demand – unlike the unreliables, wind and solar. One of the feeble ‘arguments’ against it, is that nuclear power plants are of such […]

Sweeping Blackouts Mean California’s ‘Green’ Energy Fantasy Just Got Real

California’s sweeping blackouts are a fair indication of what happens when sound engineering gets trumped by woolly-headed ideology. An obsession with intermittent wind and solar has left millions of Californians sweltering in the dark this summer. With the blackout that struck in mid-August, officials blamed the “unexpected loss of a 470-megawatt power plant Saturday evening, […]

Getting Serious About Serious Power Generation: China Leads Global Nuclear Power Push

Any student of economics wondering how important reliable and affordable electricity is to economic growth and industrialisation, need only look at China. The CCP may not be the flavour of the month at the moment, but its role in China’s economic success can’t be dismissed so readily. In less than 25 years, China has dragged […]