Nuclear Energy

The Cyber Threat: Obama’s Green Policies Threaten America’s Energy Security

Securing electric grids from cyber attack a lower priority than wind and solar power

Infrastructure Power Grid Renewable EnergyThe threat of a devastating cyber attack on the U.S. electrical grid is increasing due to the Obama administration’s politically correct policies that spend vast sums on green and smart grid technologies while failing to secure power grids from cyber attack.

Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties

Countries grow closer as tensions with U.S. increase

Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir PutinThe heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports.

Russia Expanding its Latin America Influence

Signs deal to help build nuclear reactor in Argentina

Russia is quietly expanding its influence in Latin America as the Obama administration disengages from the region, critics say. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a deal on Saturday with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to help build the third reactor of a nuclear power plant in the country, the New York Times reported.

Getting Greens Wrong

Review: “A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism” by Patrick Allitt

Patrick Allitt has written a book no one will like. Neither environmentalists nor those he calls counterenvironmentalists. He’ll be tempted to flatter himself with the tattered response of those criticized from both sides: “I must be doing something right.” He’ll be wrong. The purpose of the book, in Allitt’s words, is “to explain the history of American environmental controversies since World War II and to encourage an optimistic attitude toward the environmental future.” But it reads more like an environmental “he said, she said.” On issue after issue, Allitt presents one side, then the other, making for a seesaw of a read.

China’s Nuke Sales a Go

China moves ahead with reactor sales to Pakistan in violation of global nuclear control regime

China is moving ahead with plans to sell two nuclear reactors to Pakistan in a deal U.S. officials say will violate Beijing’s promises under an international nuclear control group.

China’s Other Nuke Program

Nuclear power plants coming online in China as plans in U.S. have stalled

China is building four new nuclear plants, and has nearly completed construction on two of them, in the Zhejiang and Shandong provinces over the past five years, while similar plants in the United States have only just begun construction. Westinghouse, an American nuclear power company, is in charge of construction on both sets of plants.