The Atomic Show #125 – Economic Interests in Environmental Politics

It not shocking news to discover that “recovering” politicians often lobby their former colleagues. This show about Gore’s testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is just an example. This week I spent a several hours listening to the first hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the current congressional session. Former Vice President […]

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The Atomic Show #123 – European View of Russian Gas Cutoff

On January 20, 2009 Rod Adams spoke with Alexandra Prokopenko to get a local view of the effects on Eastern Europe of the Ukraine/Russia natural gas supply dispute. Alexandra is a citizen of Belarus who currently lives and works in Sweden. Her husband is living in Kiev, Ukraine and she speaks to him each day. […]

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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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