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James Stafford – Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

Let’s for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That’s a tough one but let’s try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, no worries about Iran and North Korea. A wonderful world, maybe? Probably not, because without nuclear energy we would have burned millions more tons of coal and billions more barrels of oil. This would …

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Trevor Timm – Money influences everybody. That includes Hillary Clinton

Democrats have a decision to make: do they think money in politics is a corrupting force that influences the decisions made by elected officials, or not? After years railing against the Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates to outside spending in elections, some of them appear to have done a complete reversal. The Clinton campaign has spent the last few …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 08.25.15

VICTORY over NUKE-POWERED EXELON! Thanks to the hard work of countless safe energy and community activists, the Public Service Commission of Washington, DC, has rejected Exelon’s $6.4 billion attempt to take over the 2 million-person territory now served by Pepco.

As explained by TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (based in DC), and by DAVE KRAFT of the Nuclear Energy Information Service (based in Chicago), the rejection represents a huge step forward for a Solartopian economy.

Exelon owns some two dozen US reactors, about half the nation’s fleet. Its plan was to capture Pepco’s market for nuke power. Instead, Pepco may now push ahead with its own renewable and efficiency programs.

Tim also explains for us the campaign to shut the Ginna reactor in upstate New York, while Tim lays out the huge battle in Illinois that could soon result in five more shut-downs there.

Overall, this gratifying hour of Solartopian expertise importantly confirms the ever-more powerful movement away from lethal atomic power and toward the green-based economy we need to survive.