POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 17, 2014

Electricity, world health linked; Nuclear befriends renewable energy; Texas site for demo power plant


POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • In five graphics, Forbes examines the link between energy availability and cost and public health conditions in the U.S. and abroad. From the article:

    “Humanity’s biggest problem isn’t “too much energy,” as many Westerners continue to proclaim, but “too little energy.” The goal of some to artificially restrict cheaper, more reliable fossil fuels from the 6 billion humans that live in the undeveloped nations is about as dangerous a movement as there is.”

  • Another Forbes headline “Existing Nuclear Power Plants May Be Renewable Energy’s Best Friend” sums up the nuclear industry’s initiative to draw attention to the benefits of nuclear power, and to the costs if those plants are retired prematurely.
  • A demonstration power plant planned in Texas will use carbon dioxide “as a working fluid to drive a combustion turbine and ultimately produce pipeline-quality CO2 that can be sequestered or used in various industrial processes,” Fierce Energy reports.

 

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