George Chapman of Amarillo Texas plans to build nuclear power plants again

Here is a story that has not yet been picked up outside of Texas that I find immensely interesting. George Chapman has formed a company named Amarillo Power that has notified the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intention to build two GE designed nuclear power plants on an unidentified site near Amarillo, Texas. So […]

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Tracking natural gas prices through a demand peak

The spot (immediate delivery) price of natural gas continues to increase rapidly because of the high demand for electricity during the summer heat wave. Since there is an end in sight with a “cold” front on the way, the “future” prices (those deals where traders are purchasing a product to be delivered sometime in the […]

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Smoking Gun Part 3 (Direct anti-nuclear comment from an Australian coal industry supporter)

I came across an informative article in the Time South Pacific edition (on-line of course) titled Plugging in to Nuclear. The teaser summary of the article was enough to grab my attention As some greens learn to love atomic power, Australia weighs whether to use its abundant uranium at home. Not only is the entire […]

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Natural gas futures up sharply as heat wave hits Midwest and East Coast

In the past few days, spot prices for natural gas have increased by more than 20% as temperatures approaching 100 degrees affect high natural gas consumption areas like the upper midwest, Texas and the mid-Atlantic regions. As of the close of trading today, here are the prices at some key locations: NYMEX Henry Hub Future […]

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The Atomic Show #024 – Interview with Mommycast (MP3 – 10.2MB – 29min)

It was one of those weeks when Shane and I could simply not match our schedules for a talk. Just so none of you would miss your Atomic Show fix, I have obtained permission to post an interview of me conducted by Paige and Gretchen of Mommycast. I had been corresponding with them about my […]

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Completely off topic article about Senator Stevens comments about "net neutrality"

This blog, of course, is mainly about atomic energy and related topics. I do not currently have a personal blog where I feel free to comment about whatever comes to mind, but I thought I would take a little detour this morning and share a comment that I posted in response to a CNET article […]

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El Baradei interview in Spiegel

Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency was recently interviewed for the German publication Spiegel. The translation of the original is available under the title of Anger, Frustration and Humiliation Abound El Baradei is a rational man steeped in the long traditions of diplomacy and compromise. His suggestions for actions to […]

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Peter Asmus has written an informative article about Texas wind on Alternet

I came across a thought provoking article on Alternet by Peter Asmus titled Texas Blows by California in Wind Energy. Normally, I am not much of a fan of Mr. Asmus. After all, he was the author of a December 2005 article on Alternet titled Loving Nuclear Power in which he posed the question Why […]

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