Renewables on the up …. Divest from toxic dinosaur twins of fossil fuel and nuclear
The second largest coal company in the US has just filed for bankruptcy. Environmentalists are celebrating thepotential closing of some of the ugliest proposed coal projects in the country. But as Greenpeace points out, often chapter 11 bankruptcy gives bonuses to CEOs while cutting worker pensions.
Thelargest earthquake in Canada‘s history was likely induced by fracking. The Alberta government responded by immediately closing down the fracking operation. The company can not resume operations until they can demonstrate the technology is safe, that could be a long time coming.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (the only utility in the country which could “go it alone” with the construction of nuclear power plants in recent decades) has decided to cancel two reactor projects in Alabama. These are some of the last new commercial reactor projects in the US, bringing to a sputtering halt the much touted Nuclear Renaissance
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