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Plans for Salem’s Harbor Power Station: Realpolitik or Missed Opportunity?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Salem Harbor Power Station will close in June 2014. Initially, the field looked wide open for exciting new redevelopments, but now it appears that the site might see another power plant. Strike one for Realpolitik, zero for vision? Green Drinks invited Jan Schlichtmann, Lori Ehrlich, et al., to debate on June 26, 2012.

It’s expensive.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Safety questions and radiation aren’t the only things to worry about when considering nuclear power. The question of nuclear’s huge cost (to build, maintain, renew) is the glowing elephant in the room.


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The term windspill captures the failings of our energy policy (as the Gulf of Mexico oilspill unfolds). We can now also see the shortcomings of NIMBYist and BANANAist obstructionism to alternative energy sources.

Power outage: No island is an appendix, entire of itself…

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Yesterday afternoon’s power outage on southern Vancouver Island reminded me of an entry of mine from June 2005: Wanted: small solutions. Some of the links to a blog that Sea Breeze Power Corporation had at the time have rotted away, but I still have a relevant quote up (and therefore preserved!): On another business front, […]

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