Friends of the Earth (UK) considering evidence regarding nuclear. May change long held position

Mark Lynas has published a remarkable interview with Mike Childs, the head of policy, science and research for Friends of the Earth UK. The article includes a full transcript of the audio interview so that people cannot claim that Lynas has taken Mr. Childs’s views out of context. The bottom line is that FOE UK […]

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Transcript of Atomic Show #61 – Allison Macfarlane, Atomic Agnostic (June 15, 2007)

On June 13, 2012, Allison Macfarlane will be a witness in her confirmation hearing as a new commissioner and the prospective Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Kristine Svinicki will also be a witness in her quest to be confirmed for a second term as a commissioner. In June 2007, I had the opportunity […]

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Greg Jaczko – Lame Duck Press Conference At Nuclear Energy Assembly

I had the opportunity to attend the Nuclear Energy Assembly held in Charlotte, NC during the period from May 21-23. Dr. Gregory Jaczko submitted his resignation as the Chairman of the NRC on May 21, but he did not change his plans to address the annual nuclear industry gathering on May 23. Following that talk, […]

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Setting the Agenda – Nuclear Energy Assembly 2012

For the next three days (May 21-23, 2012), the Nuclear Energy Institute is hosting the annual nuclear industry conference and nuclear supplier expo called The Nuclear Energy Assembly. The meeting, normally held in Washington, DC, will be at the Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the past several years, Charlotte has become a significant hub […]

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Pronuclear videos continuing to proliferate – The Nuclear Option

With a hat tip to Ben Heard at Decarbonize SA, I thought it might inspire you to see two videos side by side. These videos were created in geographic locations that are about as far apart as you can get and still be on Earth. As far as I can tell, neither creative team knew […]

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Earth Day 2012 – terrific PSA by Energy-Northwest employees

Happy Earth Day, everyone. Here is a message from the employees at Energy Northwest that should start your day off right. After watching, please celebrate the day by planting a tree. If planting a tree just does not seem to be enough to make the world the kind of place that you want for your […]

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Bill Gates describes 4th generation nuclear energy to explain his investment decision

On March 23, 2012, Bill Gates was interviewed as part of the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference. There is little doubt that he understands the technology and the opportunity. My main question is why he is not investing more in order to drive the technology even faster. After all, he is one of the world’s […]

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Nuclear energy’s unpopularity on Wall Street should be ringing endorsement

People lined up to oppose nuclear energy development often resort to an interesting argument to use against it. According to the frequently repeated line, nuclear energy investments are so risky even Wall Street is not interested. Here is an example quote from an article titled Senators warn nuke plan poses severe risk Sens. Rob Hogg […]

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Economist writer shares pessimistic view of nuclear energy

Oliver Morton recently wrote an article for The Economist titled The dream that failed. His comments in the below are fighting words for those of us in the nuclear field who recognize fission’s potential AND who have the competitive fire required to win in sports and business. Morton is not a very inspiring speaker or […]

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Powering America (and the world) with nuclear energy

The Heritage Foundation has produced a factual, inspiring, visually appealing documentary titled Powering America. As the title suggests, it is focused on the United States and our energy choices, but the need for power is universal and the options are essentially the same all around the world. Here is the trailer: Powering America Trailer from […]

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MidAmerican Energy uses YouTube video in response to FOE television ad

The Friends of the Earth (FOE) has developed a 30 second television advertisement that uses Fukushima as a hypnotic code word to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about new nuclear power plants. It has purchased time slots in all of the major media markets in Iowa, where legislation is being considered to give the Public […]

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Fighting over fuels and markets – dumb & wasteful when we have essentially unlimited energy

I am deeply troubled by the sabre rattling over the issue of Iran developing nuclear energy capabilities. Tiny efforts like mine on Atomic Insights may not matter much, but it is time to do all I can to shift the conversation away from war mongering to something that is a more productive and positive use […]

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