Well written article about the need for nuclear power in Turkey

I came across an article on a web site named Londra Toplum Postasi by a woman named Fazile ZAHIR titled simply Nuclear Power. It is an interesting article that starts off with a rather unsettling description of a nuclear power plant response following an earthquake, but then makes it quite clear that the scenario is […]

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I never said it was going to be easy

A couple of days ago, the UK government completed its most recent energy review and issued a green paper titled “The Energy Challenge”. Alistair Darling, MP, wrote the preface for the paper and clearly stated the UK’s energy challenge: Energy is essential to just about every aspect of our life and to our continued economic […]

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Carbon Sequestration discussion

On July 13, 2006, KansasCity.com published an AP wire story about a three day conference being held at the University of Kansas to discuss carbon sequestration. The conference is being attended mainly by researchers who are receiving their funding from the Department of Energy to talk about potential methods of capturing CO2 that is released […]

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Atomic Show #21 – Interview with Mary Mycio, author of Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl

On Atomic Show episode 21, I interviewed Mary Mycio, the author of Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl. The book is fascinating, and as expected, Mary has some unique views on the use of nuclear power and on the ability of nature to adapt to radioactivity. Please go and check out the interview! Podcast: […]

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Best argument I have heard for NOT looking to conservation as THE solution to energy woes

Many of you are aware of the Potential Energy Blog that is a summer 2006 project of The Institute of Physics. I have been enjoying the work of the three main contributors to the effort and have added quite a few of my own comments to the entries. (I am sure that you are surprised […]

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Carl Pope (Executive director of the Sierra Club) – Let's duke it out. Your fantasy energy supplies versus mine

As I perused the net for new material to talk about with you, I found a stark contrast of the type that makes for good article fodder. This week, the US State Department published an article by James Lake, associate laboratory director for nuclear programs at the Idaho National Laboratory, titled The Renaissance of Nuclear […]

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Green Car Congress: Ports of LA and Long Beach Introduce Draft Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plan

There is an interesting discussion going on at Green Car Congress under the heading of Ports of LA and Long Beach Introduce Draft Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plan. The article summarizes some of the most important points in the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan and lists some restrictions that will be placed […]

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Wall Street's Nuclear Caution

The July 10, 2006 issue of BusinessWeek includes a commentary titled Nuclear Power’s Missing Fuel: Why Wall Street is skeptical of backing a new round of proposed nuke plants. As the column points out, there is a great deal of froth in the alternative energy technology market. Headline articles talking about ethanol, biodiesel, solar and […]

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