What’s Wrong with Nuclear Energy?

(Originally published March 5, 2016 on

  • Nuclear energy is clean – except for radioactive leaks and radioactive waste.
  • Nuclear energy is safe – except for “normal” radioactive releases and the occasional overwhelming catastrophe.
  • Nuclear energy is cheap – except for electric power customers who must pay for it.
  • Nuclear energy is profitable – except for governments that heavily subsidize it.

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MPSC Ruling Protects DTE Ratepayers from Fermi 3 Fiasco, for now…

(Originally published December 31, 2015 on

Great news!! On December 11, 2015, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a decisive ruling in Case No. U-17767 (in particular, see pages 36-39 of the Order) which completely rejected DTE Electric Company’s request for reimbursement from DTE customers for the $102 million which the utility budgeted to complete a federal license application to construct and operate a potential Fermi 3 Nuclear Power Plant in Southeast Michigan. Continue reading “MPSC Ruling Protects DTE Ratepayers from Fermi 3 Fiasco, for now…”