Germany, Britain push for EU joint energy policy

The international Financial Express published an article on 18 February 2006 titled Germany, Britain push for EU joint energy policy. The article makes the following statement: Blair — on his first official visit to Germany since the conservative Merkel took office last November — said key energy issues included research and development of renewable sources, […]

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Decommissioning Oyster Creek would hurt Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey

I wrote a letter to the author of a 16 February 2006 article from the Asbury Park Press titled “Closing Oyster Creek would be anything but simple.” The article told its story mainly from the point of view of people that were fighting the license renewal process and talked about things like stopping the production […]

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Man Bites Dog Syndrome is Alive and Well

I’ll admit it. I am a wee bit jealous of the attention that Patrick Moore and his Greenspirit Strategies are getting for their pro-nuclear stance. Mr. Moore is definitely on the right track now; he and his organization recognize that abundant, emissions free, nuclear energy is a boon for mankind. They are advocating a reasonable […]

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San Francisco Chronicle – Matter of Fact Article on Nuclear Power Growth

On Sunday, 12 February 2006, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article by Stewart M. Powell and Judy Holland titled Nuclear power plans surge ahead: 14 new plants set to go online in 10 states over next 20 years. Though the article discusses topics that really nothing new for readers of Atomic Insights, the article […]

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BP is looking for a taxpayer handout for dubious technology

There is a February 11, 2006 post on the Energy Blog titled BP Planning Power Plant That Would Sequester Carbon Dioxide. It describes a project that is supposed to provide a potential path to to an energy production system that does not release carbon dioxide to the environment. The author of the post on the […]

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Sobering thoughts on oil for 2006

Ronald Cooke, author of Oil, Jihad and Destiny has published an article on Energy Pulse titled The 2006 Economic Forecast: Oil Remains a Wildcard that should be required reading for government policy making officials. If you are involved in any government economics policy or if you are a strategic planner for a business, or if […]

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Pound of uranium – how a man can carry thirty tanker trucks worth of energy

Many people that have heard me talk about the energy density of uranium have had the opportunity to see my “three shooters” demonstration. For those of you who are totally lost, here is the background. If you compute the volume of uranium needed for a pound of the material you can compare it almost exactly […]

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Important information about low level radiation

During the period from 1980-1988, a large and comprehensive study was conducted to determine the risks of occupational exposure to low levels of radiation. A summary of the study’s final report, which was completed in 1991 but not widely released, has been published under the title of Nuclear shipyard worker study (1980–1988): a large cohort […]

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Italian utility officials suggest reconsideration of nuclear ban

After the Chernobyl accident, Italy passed a referendum to halt new nuclear power plant construction and to shut down their existing plants. As a result of that decision and the fact that Italy has little coal, it now generates 75% of its internally generated electricity from oil or natural gas. This dependence has given Italy […]

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