The Atomic Show #122 – Steven Chu – Confirmation Hearings for Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu is a well respected scientist, national laboratory manager and biofuels focused researcher. He has been nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to be the Secretary of Energy, a position that puts him in charge of approximately 30,000 people and an annual budget of approximately $25 billion. As Dr. Chu stated in his testimony, the […]

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The Atomic Show #120 – Goodman, Revkin, McKibben – Commenting on Obama Energy Team

Rod Adams commentary interspersed with Amy Goodman’s interview of Andrew Revkin and Bill McKibben about Obama energy team on Dec 16, 2008. As a progressive thinker who cares deeply about human suffering and looks for ways to raise the living standards of the underdog, I frequently feel the need to wave my hands to try […]

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The Atomic Show #119 – Clinton Bastin, Used Fuel Recycling Expert With 42 Years of Experience

Clinton Bastin is an atomic pioneer who worked on used fuel recycling for most of his 42 year career. He has some strong opinions to share about related technologies. Clinton Bastin is an atomic pioneer who worked on used fuel recycling for most of his 42 year career. He recently published We Need to Reprocess […]

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The Atomic Show #118 – Steve Kirsch, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Converted Fan of Integral Fast Reactor (IFR)

Two years ago, Steve Kirsch, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, was sure that the US did not need nuclear power. Now he thinks it can save the planet. Find out what changed his mind. More and more people who are sincerely concerned about the impact that human activity is making on the planet are […]

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The Atomic Show #117 – Joe Shuster, Beyond Fossil Fools: Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040

Joe Shuster, like T. Boone Pickens, is a successful entrepreneur who has recognized that the world has an energy problem. His approach to the solution, however, is more technically sound. Joe Shuster has founded or co-founded 8 companies in his 50 year career in engineering, consulting and manufacturing. His retirement project is to share what […]

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The Atomic Show #115 – Nuclear Power is Not a Faustian Bargain. It is a Timely Gift.

Ted Rockwell, Robert Margolis, Kelly Taylor and Rod Adams talk about Ted’s recent advice article aimed at nuclear professionals. Ted Rockwell is a nuclear industry pioneer. He served as Admiral Rickover’s Technical Director during the formative years of the Navy Nuclear Power Program. He wrote the book on reactor shielding design and has continued to […]

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The Atomic Show #114 – Dan Yurman Russia-India Reactors, GNEP meeting, Kentucky nuclear, RWE, Vermont Yankee

Dan Yurman of Idaho Samizdat and Rod Adams chat about nuclear news from India, Idaho, Kentucky, Germany, Scotland, and Vermont Dan Yurman and I had a great time on November 21 talking about a number of different nuclear news items including a large new power plant deal in India for Russian reactors, Dan’s first hand […]

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Atomic Show #113 – Obama and Nuclear Power, Areva-Northrop, Constellation

Kelly Taylor and Rod Adams chat about President-elect Obama’s nuclear energy policies, the Areva-Northrop Grumman joint venture, and Warren Buffett’s purchase of Constellation Energy. Kelly Taylor and I got together for a Sunday evening chat to discuss President-elect Obama’s nuclear energy policies and their implications for the nuclear industry’s growth and development. We also talked […]

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Atomic Show #112 – Terrestrial Energy is Natural Energy from Earth – Chat With William Tucker

William Tucker is the author of Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey. He spoke with Rod Adams about his book on Nov. 2, 2008 William Tucker has been writing about energy issues for decades. He first started following the nuclear energy controversy in the mid 1970s […]

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The Atomic Show #111 – Chat With Dan Yurman – Nuclear Developments October 2008

Dan Yurman of Idaho Samizdat and Rod Adams of Atomic Insights chat about nuclear power developments from the third week of October 2008. Dan Yurman, who produces the excellent blog titled Idaho Samizdat visited the Atomic Show for a discussion about the exciting world of nuclear power developments. We talked for well over an hour […]

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The Atomic Show #110 – George Karayannis, Executive Director, EnergizeAmerica

George Karayannis, Executive Director, EnergizeAmerica chats with Rod Adams and Kelly Taylor about energy policies and proposed actions. Here is the mission of Energize America as found on the organization’s web site: EnergizeAmerica is a comprehensive and compelling 20-point plan developed by informed citizen activists to wean the U.S. from its fossil fuel addiction and […]

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Atomic Show #108 – High Temperature Reactors – Regis Matzie, Linden Blue, John Grossenbacher

HTR 2008 included a press conference with Regis Matzie, Linden Blue and John Grossenbacher. Rod Adams provides additional commentary. On September 29, 2008 the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosted the 4th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology. Following the plenary session, there was a press conference attended by a grand total […]

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