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Americans’ Support for Nuclear Energy Increases

“American support for nuclear power has grown 10 points from 2018 to 2021. Three years ago, 49% of Americans said they supported nuclear compared to 59% today.” That is a survey result from a national environmental group, ecoAmerica. The…

Wind or Nuclear? The Answer is Yes

$43 billion is the estimated price tag that South Korea will pay to build the world’s largest offshore wind power network. The news release said this is an “eco-friendly energy transition and moving more vigorously toward carbon neutrality.” Hard…

Something to Think About: Nuclear Power, but Small, and Smaller

Say nuclear reactor in the Carolinas and you are likely to think big. Size, cost, time to build. Maybe even controversial. Maybe in the past, but not the future. Here’s something to think about. Our nation has had ocean-going ships powered…

QUICK TAKE - Carolina Carbon-free Nuclear Energy is a Benchmark

Carolinians have an advantage in carbon-free power. One country wants to approach the enviable spot Carolinians enjoy. The power source: Nuclear. Who wants more: Japan. Really, Japan, where in 2011 an earthquake and tsunami caused so…
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QUICK TAKE - NC Clean Energy Planning - Can You Hear Me Now?

Some people in North Carolina are working on a clean energy plan. That is laudable. Diverse options in energy should be considered in a plan, and considered in an objective, nonpolitical process. Something with regular public updates, and…

QUICK TAKE – Electric Vehicle Pollution - Possible?

Electric vehicles are emission-free, right? Kind of. Here’s the headline: “Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution.” Some countries plan to eliminate cars running on…

Is Nuclear Energy "The Missing Piece" of Climate Change?

Existing nuclear plants are the largest source of no-carbon energy and the foundation for no-carbon electric generation in the US. Reducing carbon in the atmosphere is part of addressing climate change. (ECC has an explanation about carbon…

"More Power!" Say Americans

Our nation generated more electricity in 2018 than ever before. Up 4 percent. What may seem odd is that the last record was in 2007, more than ten years ago. That was before the recession, and the weather in 2018 required more power to…

Carolina 2019 New Year's Energy Resolutions

2019! Can you feel the energy? You will. Carolina electricity consumers have a chance to make a lot of changes in their energy use, so ECC is offering-up some ideas for our readers - 2019 energy resolutions. There's a quote from Louis…

Energy 2018: What is Clean Energy?

Technology enables increasingly finer measurement of pollution and efficiency for people who make or use electricity. Sophistication of metrics change the way we can define what clean. As we end 2018 we are reflecting on a few of the…