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The Evolution of America's Energy Supply (1776 – 2014)





Some context for those who insist renewables will 'solve' everything...

 
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Media Blackout: Canada Plans To Dump Nuclear Waste Less Than Mile From US Border





Over the last few years, the United States has not had the best track record with Deep Geologic Repositories (DGR) for nuclear waste. In February of 2014, the U.S.’ DGR, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), had two separate incidents that compromised the integrity of the project by releasing airborne radioactive contamination. While most U.S. citizens were relatively unaffected by the events, our Canadian neighbors have proposed a plan to construct a DGR 0.6 miles from America’s largest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes — and the U.S. State Department is remaining relatively uninvolved.

 
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North Dakota Becomes First State To Legalize Drones Weaponized With Tasers, Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets & Sound Cannons





You could see the writing on the walls years ago. In an increasingly authoritarian, lawless, surveillance state like America, it was always inevitable that drones would be weaponized. In North Dakota, this is now a reality.

 
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Why Water Is More Important To Iran's Future Than Oil





As Congress prepares to vote on the Iran nuclear deal, the focus remains on what separates the Islamic republic from the United States, which, depending on your worldview is either a lot, or everything. The truth is that similarities, though perhaps few in number, do exist. Similar though contrasting religious convictions, a penchant for exceptionalism, and pistachios aside, water management stands to be a defining issue for both nations – and, truthfully, the world – as we approach mid-century.

 
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Germany Struggles With Too Much Renewable Energy





Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has been one of the few countries that have successfully moved away from nuclear energy. In fact, the contribution of nuclear power in Germany’s electricity generation has now fallen to just 16% and renewables are now the preferred source of electricity generation in the country. However, Germany and its neighbors are now facing an unusual problem. With the dramatic increase in green energy usage, Germany is generating so much electricity from renewables that it is finding it hard to handle it.

 
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China Sends In Chemical Warfare Troops, Orders Tianjin Blast Site Evacuation After Toxic Sodium Cyanide Found





Chinese authorities ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site “over fears of chemical contaminationaccording to BBC. According to a tweet by The People's Daily, anti-chemical warfare troops have entered the site to handle highly toxic sodium cyanide which had been found there.

 
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Bad Timing: Japan Opens First Nuclear Plant Since Fukushima As Neighboring Volcano Erupts





In case last week’s deadly chemical explosion in the Chinese port of Tianjin wasn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for black swan-ish disasters that could serve to accelerate the ongoing global currency wars, Japan is now warning that Sakurajima, one of the country’s most active volcanos which sits just 50 kilometers from a recently restarted nuclear reactor, is poised for a "larger than usual" eruption.

 
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Frontrunning: August 10





  • Grim China data keeps stimulus hopes alive (Reuters)
  • Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Precision Castparts for About $37 Billion (BBG)
  • Greece, lenders in final push to seal new bailout (Reuters)
  • Quantitative Easing With Chinese Characteristics Takes Shape (BBG)
  • Greece nears €86bn accord with creditors (FT)
  • Oil Futures Signal Weak Prices Could Last Years (WSJ)
  • Drop in long-term investment hinders eurozone recovery (FT)
  • Two shot in Ferguson amid standoff between police, protesters (Reuters)
 
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What Is The Real Price Of Obama's CO2 Plans?





Coal powered electricity is currently by far the cheapest and one of the most reliable forms of electricity generation known to Man. To suggest that replacing this with intermittent wind and solar or carbon capture generation will somehow reduce American’s electricity bills is either delusional or plain stupid. Or is the intention to deliberately deceive?

 
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TEPCO Officials To Be Tried for Role In Fukushima Meltdown





A Japanese citizens’ judicial committee has overruled government prosecutors and forced them to bring three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to trial on charges of criminal negligence for their inability to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

 
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The Middle East Nuclear Power Play No One Is Talking About





With all eyes currently transfixed on Iran’s nuclear future, there is seemingly little attention being paid to another landmark Middle Eastern nuclear trend, spearheaded by Russia.

 
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Can U.S. Nuclear Plants Operate For 80 Years?





The nuclear industry in the United States has been at a standstill for several decades. After an extraordinary wave of construction in the 1960s and 1970s, the nuclear industry ground to a halt. Operating nuclear reactors for 80 years may be feasible, but wear and tear cannot only raise safety questions, but constant maintenance can make them economically unviable. Cracks can form in plants as they age, forcing the plant offline. The cost of repairs have already forced some power plants offline for good. The San Onofre plant in California, for example, was shut down by Southern California Edison after the bill to repair leaks ballooned. Duke Energy closed a reactor at its Crystal River power plant in Florida as repair costs got out of hand. Such incidents could be more frequent in the years ahead. But if the industry gets its way, some plants could operate well beyond their current 60-year licenses.

 
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Frontrunning: July 13





  • Greece Capitulates to Creditors’ Demands to Cling to Euro (BBG)
  • Euro zone strikes deal with Greece after all-night struggle (Reuters)
  • Tsipras Moves From Predator to Prey at Euro 'Torture' Summit (BBG)
  • Euro’s Greek Boost Evaporates as Analysts Predict Losses to Come (BBG)
  • Greek Fury Meets Resignation at Demands for Concessions (BBG)
  • Poland Blames ‘Carefree’ Greek Populists for Tough EU Aid Deal (BBG)
  • Europeans Press for Iran Nuclear Deal on Monday (WSJ)
  • Iran nuclear talks: Deal 'near completion' (BBC)
  • In speech, Clinton to put wages at heart of economic policy (Reuters)
  • China’s Incendiary Market Is Fanned by Borrowers and Manipulation (NYT)
 
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Top Corrupt Leaders in the World





Corruption has been the coveted jewel in everybody’s crown since antiquity. Aristotelian philosophy believed that everybody who had power could become corrupt.

 
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