| May 21, 2013
| 3:43 PM
One of two reactors at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland was shut down again Tuesday, the second unplanned outage in the past two weeks.
Plant operators powered down Unit 2 manually around 5:30 a.m. after a pump that feeds water...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1).
Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
The following is from the Jan. 15 City Council meeting. All council members were present.
The public is allowed to speak on any subject not on the agenda. Speakers generally are limited to three minutes, but the time can be...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief made her first visit Monday to the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant since taking office in July, offering assurance that the facility will remain closed until its safety is certain. NRC Chairwoman Allison...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
An initial round of hearings was set to begin Monday in a California Public Utilities Commission investigation of the costs to ratepayers from the San Onofre nuclear plant's ongoing outage.
Activists were incensed that a CPUC administrative law judge...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
| May 13, 2013
| 7:24 PM
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and an environmental group came to vastly different interpretations Monday of a federal review panel's decision Monday on the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant.
The plant's owner, Southern California Edison,...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Robert M. Douglass, former chief engineer of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, died Monday of cancer at his home in Port Republic, Calvert County. He was 88.
The son of an electrical engineer and a homemaker, Robert...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that the agency will not make a decision on whether to restart the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant until late June at the earliest.
The timeline for the plant has been pushed back...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:19 PM
A flurry of letters that went back and forth between Southern California Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries late last year reveal the serious hurdles that stand in the way of the San Onofre nuclear power plant's long-term future.
The plant had...