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Cap-and-Trade Plan: Climate Change Reactions
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A Funding Roadblock Ahead for Clean Energy
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Wind project may knock island electric rates down
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Politicians and business and community leaders are expected to be at the construction site of the $15 million Fox Islands wind project, which is being built

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Dear Mr Spainhour and friends,

I agree that we RE advocates are not all ideologically opposed to
nuclear. I'm opposed because it makes no economic sense, and because
it is a myth that it is the only baseload technology other than coal.

First of all, energy efficiency is the fuel of first choice. The
potential for demand reduction and peak reduction is so massive
(especially in the Southeast), we can postpone construction of new
baseload power plants for some time if we tap the negawatts. Granted,
the incentives are all wrong, but I expect to see changes at
state-level, in response to the requirements in ARRA. Already, just
because of the recession, demand has eroded by 4 or 5% nationwide.
(Yet the nuclear and coal proponents continue to fear-monger with
tales of ever-increasing demand.)

Second, there are other truly baseload technologies besides nuclear and coal:
Recent developments in natural gas discoveries, and plummetting prices
have reminded many that NG is far superior to coal (in terms of all
emissions). And at current prices, it is feasible as baseload service
(24/7/365 as you say). The Southern Utilities have already shifted
from coal to NG in double-digit percentages over the past year.

More importantly, we also have abundant wood waste in this country
that can be converted into energy, in baseload capacity. Biomass
electricity (aka biopower) creates the most jobs per MW of all the
renewable energy sources. It is cost-competitive with new coal-fired
generation. And yes, it is climate friendly: Even the IPCC recognizes
the role of biomass-energy as a climate change mitigation tool.

I respectfully disagree about distributed generation: I believe we
most certainly DO want to encourage every large hospital, school, and
other institution to install small, super efficient gensets, producing
combined heat, power, and cooling from fuels as diverse as natural
gas, propane, landfill gas, and digester gas. I also hope to see wood
biomass fueled CHP, co-gen, and tri-gen, where the forest resources
are plentiful and proximate.

Sure, biomass will be limited in the role it can play, based first
upon where the resource is found, and upon how rapidly our forests can
re-grow (or how rapidly the purpose-grown energy-crop business model
can be deployed). And sure, there will be short-term water quality
concerns, wildlife impacts, ecological implications, and long-term
soil-productivity concerns. But these can all be addressed with good
policy, Best Management Practices, and long-term studies to ensure we
do not diminish the productive capacity of our land.

I am concerned that the definition of 'renewable biomass' as passed in
ACES is too expansive, with our sustainability provisions removed.
But the climate crisis is so severe, we must do everything we can to
displace coal from the grid as quickly and sustainably as possible.
(And I'm still hopeful that we can get the Senate to fix the
definition.)

Sincerely,

John Bonitz
Pittsboro, NC
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On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:22 PM, Thomas D.
Spainhour wrote:
> Being advocates of renewable energy does not make all of us ideologically
> anti-nuclear.
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>
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> By all means, level the playing field. Impose high enough standards of
> safety and low enough true cost (with government's thumb off the scale), and
> electricity from nuclear fission is not competitive.
>

>
>
> But don't exclude it an ideological rather than an objective basis. At
> present, it is the only alternative to coal that offers 24/7/365
> availability at scale.
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>
> Points of use requiring 24/7/365 availability (e.g. hospitals) already have
> backup generators, typically powered by internal combustion engines. We
> don't want to spur installation of more fossil-fueled generators at business
> and residential points of use, so availability is essential for reducing
> overall carbon footprint.
>
>
>
> TDS
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: Sheldon Motley [mailto:citizens.for.obama@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 2:10 PM
> To: Renewable Energy Advocates for Obama
> Subject: [RenewableEnergyAdvocatesforObama] Fwd: Help Stop Pro-Nuclear
> Amendment to Climate Change Bill!
>
>
>
> --- On Thu, 6/25/09, Cindy Folkers wrote:
>
> From: Cindy Folkers
> Subject: Help Stop Pro-Nuclear Amendment to Climate Change Bill!
> Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 1:28 PM
>
> Beyond Nuclear Bulletin
>
> June 25, 2009
>
> Top Stories
>
> Help Stop Pro-Nuclear Amendment to Climate Change Bill
>
> Background: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee members Baron Hill
> (D-IN) and Fred Upton (R-MI) have introduced an amendment to the
> Waxman-Markey "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009," H.R. 2454,
> that seeks to re-establish nuclear power manufacturing infrastructure and
> provide nuclear workforce training in the U.S., all at taxpayer expense and
> risk. The Hill-Upton amendment would provide $121 million to the Energy
> Dept.'s "Nuclear Power 2010" program for new reactor design and licensing
> support, $100 million in nuclear workforce training, and $40 million in
> direct taxpayer support - as well as additional to-be-determined-later
> amounts of "tax stimulus for investment, loans and loan guarantees, and
> grants" -- to jumpstart domestic nuclear power manufacturing in the U.S.,
> and export of nuclear power products and services to othe r countries.
>
> Our View: The nuclear power industry has already received over $500 billion
> in subsidies from taxpayers and ratepayers over the past 50 years. Such an
> established, heavily subsidized industry deserves no more corporate welfare
> from the U.S. Treasury. H.R. 2454's carbon cap-and-trade system already
> provides market advantages for nuclear power, and carves out up to 30% of
> the "Clean Energy Deployment Administration" funding for splitting atoms.
> The unlimited tax incentives, loans, loan guarantees, and grants proposed
> echo the $20.5 billion already approved for new reactor and uranium
> enrichment loan guarantees in 2007, and repeated industry attempts ever
> since to obtain $50-100 billion more. This latest atomic money grab must be
> stopped.
>
> What You Can Do: H.R. 2454 is headed to the House floor for a vote this
> Friday, June 26th. Phone your U.S. Representative right away via the Capitol
> Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Urge your Member of Congress to oppose the
> pro-nuclear Hill-Upton amendment. View the Hill-Upton amendment here. View a
> backgrounder on Congressman Upton's pro-nuclear advocacy here.
>
> NRC to Hold Closed-door Meetings with Industry on Decommissioning Funds
> Shortfall
>
> Background: On June 18, 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued
> letters requesting a meeting with 18 nuclear power plants in response to an
> Associated Press investigative report on reactor decommissioning trust fund
> shortfalls below NRC minimum requirements. The trust funds are invested on
> the troubled stock market and needed to guarantee the eventual cleanup of
> radioactive contamination following the cessation of operation. NRC is
> scheduling telephone conferences with each reactor owner to go over
> discrepancies between NRC short fall estimates and power comp any 2008
> annual reports on the status of their decommissioning funds and establish a
> plan to recuperate the financial losses for radioactive decontamination and
> cleanup efforts.
>
> A number of requests to open the NRC and power company phone calls to
> members of the media, state public service commissions, and the public have
> been denied by NRC management. NRC's Office of the Executive Director of
> Operations decided to close the meetings to public observation because of
> "preliminary, pre-decisional, or unverified information."
>
> Our View: The fact is that the "unverified" disclosures of information
> regard company annual financial reports for millions of ratepayer dollars.
> It is clear that there is now going to be a lot of closed door horse trading
> over how large the numbers might be and more obvious that the extent of
> company financial losses is not now known.
>
> The French Nuclear Medusa
>
> Areva's Window-Dressing at African Mine Sites
>
> Areva has agreed, in cooperation with two French NGOs - SHERPA and Mð[cins
> du Monde - to establish health observation monitoring centers at its uranium
> mine sites in Niger and Gabon . The project - which at least suggests an
> admission by Areva that its uranium mining has in fact caused health
> problems - has been met with some skepticism for a number of compelling
> reasons. For example, the presence of the corporation responsible for
> contamination as a "health monitor," along with the absence of any apparent
> commitment to compensate for the health damage it has caused, could relegate
> the project to mere window-dressing. The independent French lab, CRIIRAD,
> which, along with SHERPA, originally revealed the extent of radiological
> contamination and health impacts caused by Areva's uranium mining activities
> in Niger and Gabon , has drafted a critique of the project, pointing out
> many of its flaws. Read the CRIIRAD view here.
>
> Beyond Nuclear in the News
>
> Kevin Kamps debated two "Young Generation in Nuclear" advocates on the
> radioactive risks of old and new reactors in Michigan on Wayne State
> University 's National Public Radio station's "Detroit Today".
>
> PLEASE DONATE TO BEYOND NUCLEAR TODAY! DONATE HERE
>
> Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections
> between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to
> safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is
> sustainable, benign and democratic. Beyond Nuclear staff can be reached at:
> 301.270.2209. Or view our Web site at: http://www.beyondnuclear.org/
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