What powers the U.S. electric grid of the future?
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What powers the U.S. electric grid of the future?

The Trump administration’s well publicized push to roll back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s grid study intended to boost coal, are not going to revitalize the coal industry. The evolution of the U.S. electric grid from baseload coal plants to more renewable energy is not so much due to a…

Nuclear Waste Borehole Update: Deception and Distrust Abounds
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Nuclear Waste Borehole Update: Deception and Distrust Abounds

ONE MONTH AGO Quay County Commissioners rescinded Resolution 27, reversing their support for Enercon’s proposal to drill a deep borehole in Nara Visa, NM, to test nuclear storage capabilities. Enercon outreach coordinator Chip Cameron has recently tried to spin the set back, stating “[t]he previous rescission was not an indication that [the Commission does] not…

Update: Quay County Reverses Course on Nuclear Research Project
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Update: Quay County Reverses Course on Nuclear Research Project

Quay County Commissioners Sue Dowell, Frank McCasland, and Mike Cherry have voted to rescind Resolution 27.  Logan Schools Superintendent Dennis Roch has also withdrawn his support. Resolution 27 was a proposal by Atlanta based company ENERCON to drill a deep a three mile deep borehole to research geophysical conditions to potentially store nuclear waste in…