30 Jun '11, 9pm

Nuclear industry suffers major defeat in Iowa

For Immediate Release June 30, 2011 Contact: Matthew Cain, [email protected] , (202) 222-0751 Kelly Trout, [email protected] , (202) 222-0722 Nuclear industry suffers major defeat in Iowa Despite intense industry lobbying and contributions, Iowa Senate adjourns without passing ill-advised ‘cost recovery’ bill Des Moines, Iowa — In the latest of a series of blows to the nuclear industry since the meltdown at Fukushima, the Iowa Senate adjourned today without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. The utility would have been allowed to keep the money even if construction was never completed. MidAmerican lobbied extensively for the bill — and donated tens of thousands of dollars to Iowa politicians — but post-Fukushima concerns about nuclear power doomed the proposal. A SurveyUSA poll sponso...

Full article: http://foe.org/nuclear-industry-suffers-major-defeat-iowa

Tweets

Shut down Indian Point, get more #fracking and ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 30 Jun '11, 11pm

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s energy plans for the state are crystallizing. Through administrative moves, he has i...

What will we learn from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster?

What will we learn from the Fukushima Daiichi n...

renewableenergymagazine.com 04 Jul '11, 9am

Four months after the earthquake, 40,000 tsunami survivors still populate over 175 shelters; many have lost family members...

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry #environment #news #energy

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear indust...

earthtimes.org 03 Jul '11, 10pm

The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami which wrought much destruction to north east Japan on March 11th 2011 tr...

Response: don't dismiss the potential of thoriu...

theecologist.org 01 Jul '11, 12pm

Climate change is a challenging topic for the green movement. Environmentalists can take the credit for being amongst the ...

Jellyfish Invasion Keeps UK Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down

Jellyfish Invasion Keeps UK Nuclear Power Plant...

treehugger.com 01 Jul '11, 2pm

Reuters reports that the invasion is affecting EDF Energy's Torness nuclear power plant in Scottish, which kept reactors o...

Horde of jellyfish shuts down nuclear plant

Horde of jellyfish shuts down nuclear plant

grist.org 01 Jul '11, 3pm

In keeping with the recent trend of wildlife disrupting human activity through sheer numbers, a bunch of jellyfish just sh...

Medalist Mills Wins 2011 US Amateur Public Links

bunkershot.com 03 Jul '11, 10am

Medalist Mills Wins 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links July 3, 2011 Corbin Mills parred the first extra playoff hole to defeat...

Green: Haste vs. Delay on Nuclear Waste

green.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Jul '11, 3pm

Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times A dry cask containing spent fuel after its removal from a pool at the LaSalle n...

'High volumes' of jellyfish in seawater filter screens force nuclear power station in Scotland to shut down

'High volumes' of jellyfish in seawater filter ...

straitstimes.com 01 Jul '11, 2am

A fishing boat, dredging jellyfish which have gathered in the bay area, sails past the water intake of the Torness power s...

New Mexico Nuclear Facility Safe For Now

New Mexico Nuclear Facility Safe For Now

care2.com 05 Jul '11, 9pm

A very large wildfire in New Mexico was moving close to a nuclear facility at Los Alamos, but fortunately firefighters hav...

Agribusiness and Climate Change: How Six Food I...

organicconsumers.org 29 Jun '11, 3pm

Agriculture's critical dependence on fossil fuels and the clearing of forests, grasslands and prairies for farming are the...

Will global warming affect the wine industry?

Will global warming affect the wine industry?

mnn.com 30 Jun '11, 4pm

Hang on to those wines from Napa Valley because in 30 years, they could be a rare commodity. A new study appearing in the ...