In 2016 Fairewinds identified numerous examples of dangerously deferred maintenance for critical mechanical portions of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Now that PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection on January 29th, 2019, it is likely that new cash constraints will further delay critical plant repairs.Read More
For several decades, electric energy visionaries like Amory Lovins foresaw a future that was powered by energy from the sun and wind. The electric power industry claimed that electric generation corporations needed what the industry calls ‘baseload’ power from CONG (coal, oil, nuclear, and gas) for the times when the sun does not shine and the wind does not blow. It turned out that the visionaries like Amory were correct!Read More
The once pristine watershed of the Great Lakes is now home to 30 nuclear power reactors. Several temporary nuclear waste storage sites on Lake Huron near the Bruce site are in imminent danger of becoming permanent nuclear waste dumps that will be abandoned underground within one mile of the Lake.