electricity

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

A new official report shows blackouts in eastern Australia’s grid this summer are unlikely. While that’s welcome news, it casts doubt on the wisdom of a recent government decision to tighten electricity reliability standards – a decision that will cost consumers. The report from the Australian Energy Market Operator, published…

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979 — is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019, NPR reported on Wednesday.