Green Nuclear Butterfly suggests that readers start doing some research on their own compliments of the Google search engine. Terms such as NuStart, Entergy, DOE Nuclear 2010, and CASEnergy to name but a few. If you start connecting the dots, it paints a very disturbing picture, raises some very serious questions about our supposed Democratic Government, and the Industrial machine here in America.
For instance, one claim made by Green Nuclear Butterfly, is that our government in cahoots with the Nuclear Industry wants to position said nuclear industry as the Birth Mother of the new Hydrogen Economy...in fact, if you start searching the web for the Atlanta 7, and NuStart you can even find them ADMITTING this fact. Lending credence to this accusation, and perhaps as a means of encouraging people to search for the truth being spread on Green Nuclear Butterfly, Entergy Watch shares this little gem of and article found over on the DOE site.
August 21, 2006
US$ 1.4 mil for nuclear to hydrogen research
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it intends to fund approximately US$ 1.4 million for two projects to partner with industry to study the economic feasibility of producing hydrogen at existing commercial nuclear power plants. Teams selected by DOE for funding will be headed by Electric Transportation Applications and GE Global Research. Both teams include DOE national laboratories and nuclear utility companies as partners. "Hydrogen is important to our economy today and will be even more important in the future as a potential clean, renewable carrier of energy, particularly in the transportation area," DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon said. "Finding efficient ways to produce hydrogen by using emissions-free nuclear power has long been an important part of President Bush’s energy strategy." Electric Transportation Applications plans to perform a study looking at the economics of producing hydrogen at existing nuclear power plants using commercially available production technology. ETA will partner with DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory and Arizona Public Service. GE Global Research proposes a feasibility study of hydrogen production using alkaline electrolysis powered by existing nuclear power plants. Their proposal is based on the low-cost alkaline electrolyzer technology developed by GE, in part under DOE’s Hydrogen Program. Partners for this project include DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab and the Entergy Corporation. These studies support President Bush’s Advanced Energy and Hydrogen Fuel Initiatives, as well as the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the first piece of comprehensive energy legislation in over a decade. Funding for these studies is provided by the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy’s Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, with industry sharing a minimum of 20 percent of the cost.