Power Breakfast for March 18, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of stories for your consideration:

  • Mississippi’s Kemper coal plant will soon be the first to capture and bury its carbon emissions. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, the project, which is five months behind schedule and billions over budget, is not necessarily a model that could be easily replicated.
  • In an interview with The Daily Caller, former Sen. Evan Bayh said moving away from coal and gas is not possible without scaling up nuclear power. Bayh, who is co-chair of the group Nuclear Matters, says nuclear is the only energy source of its kind that can produce massive amounts of power cost-effectively, citing Germany’s power crisis as an example.
  • Bloomberg examines the continued nuclear waste storage debate and the move to develop underground storage in shale sites. From the article:

    “The very characteristics that make shale oil and gas difficult to extract — they’re sealed in hard-to-reach rock — are the qualities that might protect radioactive waste from the ravages of time and the elements.”

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