As I talk with other “nukes” at conferences, on the web and in other social circumstances, I often get into political discussions. I know – you are supposed to avoid politics, religion and sex in social circumstances, but I guess I never really accepted the idea that one should avoid all interesting topics as a [...]
George Chapman, an entrepreneur, developer, cattle rancher and former nuclear power plant welder is building a formidable team to help him build one of the first new nuclear plants in the United States in more than a decade. The most recent of several stories about the project was written by Karen Welch Smith and published [...]
John Howard started something when he told Australia that it had the makings for becoming an energy superpower that should begin thinking about building new uranium mines and uranium enrichment facilities to go along with its existing coal mines and natural gas production systems. Here are some articles worth reading on the topic: View from [...]
On episode 138 of The G’Day World Podcast Cameron Reilly asked me some of the tough questions that frequently come up with regard to the increased use of nuclear energy. With all due humility, I think I fielded them pretty well. Please check out the show and let Cam and us know what you thought.
This week Shane and I talked about recent nuclear developments in Canada, about the Ontario energy plan, and about technical choices and opportunities in the nuclear energy business in Canada. We discuss the potential use of CANDU technology for tar sands oil production and the potential use of SLOWPOKE reactors for district heating systems. During [...]
Shane and I decided to try to stick our American noses into Australia’s growing conversation about whether or not to enter into the nuclear power business as more than just a supplier of 25% of the world’s yellowcake uranium, the raw material that is refined and manufactured into fuel elements for nuclear power plants. We [...]
Shane and Rod provide a different take on a current debate regarding the use of enriched uranium. There is a notion among a certain kind of politically educated person that the only valid use of enriched uranium is to produce weapons that can be used to assure mutual destruction. Rod and Shane explain that enriched [...]