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Donald Trump’s team want Energy Department to save the failing nuclear industry

Republican hawk (Trump)Trump Team’s Asking for Ways to Keep Nuclear Power Alive by Mark Chediak and Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg,  December 9, 2016 
  • Nuclear facing increasing competition from gas, renewables
  • Trump team asked Energy Department for ways to help nuclear
  • President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers are looking at ways in which the U.S. government could help nuclear power generators being forced out of the electricity market by cheaper natural gas and renewable resources.

    In a document obtained by Bloomberg, Trump’s transition team asked the Energy Department how it can help keep nuclear reactors “operating as part of the nation’s infrastructure” and what it could do to prevent the shutdown of plants. Advisers also asked the agency whether there were any statutory restrictions in resuming work on Yucca Mountain, a proposed federal depository for nuclear waste in Nevada that was abandoned by the Obama administration.

  • The list of questions to the Energy Department offers one of the clearest indications yet of Trump’s potential plans for aiding America’s battered nuclear power generators. Five of the country’s nuclear plants have closed in the past five years, based on Energy Department data, and more are set to shut as cheaper supplies from gas-fired plants, wind and solar squeeze their profits.

    Media representatives for the Trump transition and Energy Department didn’t immediately respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment. For more on the questions Trump’s team sent the Energy Department, click here.…….

December 10, 2016 - Posted by | politics, USA

1 Comment »

  1. People create trash. Nuclear trash is the worst trash that man can ever make. Being good to people is good. Planning for what is to come is good too. They that are good to others will plan for that. It is Christ in us. The planet will wax old like a garment. We must not despair when that happens. Jesus wants to see faith on the earth.

    Comment by artiewhitefox | December 10, 2016 | Reply

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