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04. A Power Plant

Field Trip to a Power Plant

2019-11-04. E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants. By Lisa Friedman, The New York Times.

2019-10-17. Northeast ‘Bomb Cyclone’: Powerful Winds Knock Out Power to 500,000. By Ellen Barry, The New York Times. 

2019-02-21. Smaller, safer, cheaper: One company aims to reinvent the nuclear reactor and save a warming planet. By Adrian Cho, Science Magazine.

2019-01-24. How Does Your State Make Electricity? By Nadja Popovich, The New York Times.

2019-01-07. For Wales, Nuclear Plant Would Mean New Jobs. For the U.K., It May Mean More.By Stanley Reed, The New York Times.

2018-12-28. New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air. By Lisa Friedman, The New York Times.

2018-11-24. The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? By Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.

2018-08-26. The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia. By Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times.

2018-05-22. Closing coal, oil power plants leads to healthier babies. By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News.

2018-04-26. Second-largest earthquake in modern South Korean history tied to geothermal plant. By Paul Voosen, Science.

2018-04-13. Diablo Canyon’s dismantling. By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle.

2018-01-15. Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears. By Gerry Mullany, The New York Times.

2017-12-21. Georgia, Facing ‘Difficult Dilemma,’ Keeps Nuclear Project Alive. By Brad Plumer, The New York Times.

2017-07-01. As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants. By Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times.

2017-05-26. Coal Country’s Power Plants Are Turning Away From Coal. By Diane Cardwell and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times.

2017-05-17. The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power. By Vox and the Climate Lab of the University of California.

2017-04-05. Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says. By Coral Davenport, The New York Times.

2017-03-09. Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home. By Kimiko de Freitas-Tamura, The New York Times.

2017-02-07. Offshore Wind Moves Into Energy’s Mainstream. By Stanley Reed, The New York Times.

2017-01-21. Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters. By Diane Cardwell, The New York Times.

2017-01-17. On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short. By Eduardo Porter, The New York Times.

2016-12-14. America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life. By Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times.

2016-11-07. When Bats Look for Meals Near Wind Power, Bats Die. By John Schwartz, The New York Times.

2016-09-11. Utility puts Alabama nuclear plant up for sale. By Associated Press.

2016-08-17. Coal Burning Causes the Most Air Pollution Deaths in China, Study Finds. By Edward Wong, The New York Times.

2016-07-11. Closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Will Save Money And Carbon. By Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute.

2016-07-05. Short Answers to Hard Questions About Clean Coal Technology. By Ian Urbina, The New York Times.

2016-07-02. Diablo Canyon closure shows California’s power grid is changing fast. By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle.

2016-06-21. PG&E to close Diablo Canyon. By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle.

2016-06-10. Underground injections turn carbon dioxide to stone. By Eli Kintisch, Science.

2016-05-31. Does Geothermal Exploitation Trigger Earthquakes in Tuscany? By Thomas Braun, EoS-Earth & Space News, AGU.

2016-05-31. Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy Sources. By Diane Cardwell, The New York Times.

2016-05-20. Unplugging the Colorado River. By Abrahm Lustgarten, The New York Times.

2016-04-26. 30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, Shelter Nears Completion. By Henry Fountain.

2016-04-11. Controversial Pacts Aim for Dam Removals on Western U.S. River. By Randy Showstack, EoS Earth & Space Science News (AGU).

2016-04-04. Does Nuclear Power Have a Future in America? By Brian Palmer, OnEarth NRDC.

2015-08-03. Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants. The White House.

2015-03-11. New material captures carbon at half the energy cost. By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News Center.

2015-01-15. BP faces largest oil pollution penalty in U.S. history as final phase of trial begins. Jennifer Larino, The New York Times.


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European Deep Thermal Energy Programme

Acid Rain - Effects of Acid Rain: Lakes & Streams (EPA web page)

California Energy Commission

Geothermal Education Office (GEO) - http://Geothermal.marin.org/

Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board -- http://www.nwtrb.gov/
  • Shundahai Network http://www.shundahai.org/, non-profit organization advocating abolishing all nuclear weapons, ending nuclear testing, phasing out nuclear energy, and ending the transportation and dumping of nuclear waste.
  • Yucca Mountain Project -- http://www.ymp.gov/
Australian Renewable Energy Website

Canadian Renewable Energy Network

Tidal Energy  - Blue Energy Canada http://www.bluenergy.com/technology.html -- commercializing the Davis Hydro Turbine, to generate high-density renewable and emission-free electricity from ocean currents and tides.

Wind Energy