Category Archives: Performance Evaluation

Source: http://energy.gov/savings/renewable-development-fund-rdf STATE:  Minnesota PROGRAM TYPE:   Public Benefits Fund PROVIDER :  Xcel Energy Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund (RDF) was created in 1999 pursuant to the 1994 Radioactive Waste Management Facility Authorization Law (Minn. Stat. § 116C.779). Originally, Xcel Energy … Continue reading

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Tribe to get hearing on Prairie Island nuclear waste concerns

From Star Tribune, December 27, 2012: Minneapolis-based Xcel, the state’s largest utility, stores spent fuel rods in 29 casks next to its power plant. Up to 64 casks ultimately may be needed. The casks likely will remain in Minnesota for … Continue reading

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Barry Commoner–Scientist and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard–Dies at 95.

From the New York Times, October 1, 2012, article by Daniel Lewis. Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Russell E. Train, Helped Found the E.P.A., Dies at 92

From the New York Times, 17 September 2012. Article by Keith Schneider. Russell E. Train, a renowned conservationist who played a central role in the creation of groundbreaking laws and effective enforcement in response to rising concerns about environmental protection in … Continue reading

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Gregory Jaczko, chief of Nuclear Regulatory Commission, resigns

Washington Post, article by Steven Mufson and Ed O’Keefe, published 21 May 2012. The nation’s chief of nuclear safety announced his resignation Monday after a three-year tenure marked by debates over regulatory guidelines, praise for the U.S. response to the Japanese … Continue reading

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2005 Concerns About Safety Vents Could Shed Light on 2011 Fukushima Contamination

Article by David Shaffer for the Star Tribune. May 19, 2011 A former engineer at the Monticello nuclear power plant says he raised concerns six years ago about safety vents like the ones that may have worsened Japan’s nuclear accident, … Continue reading

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Aging Nuclear Power Plants

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment: Aging Nuclear Power Plants: Managing Plant Life and Decommissioning (September 1993) Forward:

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