27 Feb 2012

Buffett: Higher gas prices won’t derail economic recovery

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett expressed confidence Monday that surging oil and gasoline prices won’t halt the country’s economic recovery. “They’re a minus, but I don’t see them stopping things,” Buffett said on CNBC. Tensions with Iran and other factors have sent oil...
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27 Feb 2012

EPA: Greenhouse gas permits won’t target smaller sources

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t plan — at least for now — to expand greenhouse gas permitting requirements beyond major industrial polluters like power plants, refineries and other big industrial sites. “We have found that the capabilities of the state permitting...
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27 Feb 2012

TransCanada Corp. to begin construction of Keystone pipeline

TransCanada Corp. said Monday it plans to begin building a major portion of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline despite the Obama administration’s decision to reject a key permit for the project. The company told the State Department in a letter Monday that it will begin...
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27 Feb 2012

Rep. Hoyer skeptical on tapping petroleum reserve

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday that he is skeptical that the United States can combat rising gasoline prices by tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). “The higher [the price of gas] gets the more pressure there will be … whether that will lower...
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27 Feb 2012

Senate GOP slams Schumer’s push for Saudis to ramp up oil production

Senate Republicans are bashing Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for increased Saudi Arabian oil production to help ease prices, alleging it shows that Democrats are weak when it comes to boosting North American energy supplies and jobs. Schumer on Sunday urged Secretary of...
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27 Feb 2012

Nuclear Ammonia

The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) has the potential to make electric power cheaper than from coal. Typical costs for electric power bought by US utilities average around 5-6 cents per kilowatt hour generated by coal, hydro, and natural gas sources. Government regulations...
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27 Feb 2012

“Is Nuclear Waste Really Waste?” one year later

Here’s what I was doing a year ago today: This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 10:16 am and is filed under Media/Outreach, Reprocessing, Strategy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response....
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27 Feb 2012

Nuclear Cement

In the recent Nuclear Ammonia article post, ammonia was illustrated as a fuel that could propel vehicles in a zero carbon era. Despite our best efforts in developing new internal combustion engines and direct ammonia fuel cells, there will continue to be a role for carbonaceous...
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27 Feb 2012

Remembrances of Dr. Kazuo Furukawa

Dr. Ritsuo Yoshioka of the International Thorium Molten-Salt Forum has relayed some sad news to us: “This is a very sad notice. Professor Kazuo Furukawa passed away on December 14th 2011. He had a cancer surgery in last summer, and he once came back. In last October, he gave...
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27 Feb 2012

Ammoniac Nucléaire

Energy from Thorium reader Raul Parolari thought that some of our posts should be presented in other languages, so he offered this translation to French.   Le LFTR (Réacteur à Fluorure Liquide de Thorium) a le potentiel pour rendre l’énergie électrique moins chère que celle basée...
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