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The Sun's The Limit

The Sun's The Limit: Solar Driven Yacht "PlanetSolar" Gives Hope to "Renewables" Supporters

March 1, 2010  12:33 PM MST 

For decades environmentalists and many scientists have touted solar-energy as the ultimate “clean-energy” solution to our global energy needs. The sun is the power source of a growing number of devices and gadgets, such as watches, speakers, mobile phones, and toys. And the number of US homes using solar-power is growing, from 17,000 in 1998 to 300,000 in 2007.

CS Monitor

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Obama's Nuclear Power Initiative (Part 2)

Obama's Nuclear Power Initiative (Part 2): Political Opposition a Major Obstacle to More Plants

March 1, 2010 6:34 PM MST

Small Reactor could run on spent nuclear fuels.

General Atomics

From a strictly political point of view, it would seem a no-brainer for President Obama to jumpstart the American nuclear power industry, as he did last week with loan guarantees to underwrite the construction of two new power plants in Georgia. These will be the first new nuclear plants licensed in the US in the last 30 years.

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Obama's Nuclear Power Initiative (Part 1)

Obama's Nuclear Power Initiative (Part 1): Obama takes first small step in new American nuclear era

February 21, 2010  8:53 PM MST

Earlier this week President Obama announced that the federal government will provide $8.33 billion in loan guarantees for a pair of nuclear reactors to be built in Georgia by Southern and Co. These guarantees, along with Japanese export loan guarantees, will cover part of the $14 Billion dollars needed to build the plants. The reactors, which could be up and running within four years at the earliest, would be able to power 550,000 homes, providing electricity to 1.4 million people.

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Space Tourism's Future Is Bright

Space Tourism's Future Is Bright as Seats on Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Sell Briskly

March 5, 2010 1:09 PM MST

When most of us think of space travel, we envision teams of highly-trained scientists shuttling to the International Space Station to conduct experiments in zero gravity, or Air Force officers such as Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon. However space increasingly is becoming a travel destination for tourists, thanks to the efforts, and investment dollars, of a few visionary entrepreneurs.

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