Energy supply comparisons in theage.com.au

A March 5, 2007 article titled Countdown to climate change had some favorable comparisons between nuclear power and other possible new energy sources. Geosequestration is further away and arguably more unsafe than the nuclear option. Its problems include: there is no evidence to show it can be done on a commercial scale; nobody knows what […]

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Energy analysis from Lisa Hess – New York money manager and Forbes columnist

Every once in a while I leave my computer screen and read materials written on “old dead trees” covered with shiny wax. In other words, I love to read magazines. One of my weekly favorites is Forbes which has a rather annoying, flash and popup filled on line version. Somehow the advertisements in the hard […]

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Motley Fool has positive comments about nuclear prospects

In a March 2, 2007 investment opinion piece titled GE Cleans Up Jack Uldrich, a Motley Fool writer, had this to say about nuclear energy growth prospects: GE will also benefit as public attitudes about nuclear power continue to soften. Although no new nuclear plants have been built in three decades, nuclear power (which emits […]

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Thailand includes nuclear power as a future electricity supply option

Thailand, like many rapidly developing countries, has a growing need for more power. It has plans to build about 32,000 MW of new capacity during the next fifteen years – with the vast majority of that capacity coming from coal and gas fired plants. However the plan does include about 5,000 MW of capacity from […]

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Head of UK Atomic Energy Authority encourages Jordan to consider atomic power

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, the chairwoman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) told listeners at the CEO Middle East forum in Doha that atomic power was a reasonable alternative to complete dependence on oil and gas. Here is a quote from an article titled GCC gears up for nuclear power race that was […]

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Patrick Moore carries the pro-nuclear environmentalist message to California

Patrick Moore is doing great things in terms of getting people to reconsider their position on the use of nuclear energy. I continue to remain a bit jealous of the attention that he is able to command as a “founder of Greenpeace” and “former anti-nuclear activist” who has changed his mind. I know that there […]

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Not "news" but still interesting poll by UPI/Zogby International

Just before the State of the Union Address (January 16-18), Zogby International teamed with UPI to conduct a poll of 6,909 Americans about their views with regard to energy. A summary of the results of the poll are available at the Zogby International web site: (http://www.zogby.com/NEWS/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1241). The most interesting comment from my point of view […]

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Medis Technologies describes its Power Pack progress at Piper Jaffray

Disclosure: I own stock in Medis Technologies. I occasionally adjust my holdings as the price increases and decreases. I promise not to trade in this stock for at least 2 weeks after posting this comment. One of my biggest frustrations as a frequent traveler and admitted geek is the search for accessible power for my […]

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Wall St. Journal Cover story on Iran's energy shortages

The Tuesday 20 February 2007 issue of the Wall St. Journal included a cover story about the rapid growth in internal energy demands in Iran. According to the article, the rising middle class, abundant supplies of low cost appliances from China and Turkey and a government policy that subsidizes the cost of oil, gas and […]

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