Poll results depend on the question selection

Bloomberg.com’s Reed V. Landberg wrote an article titled Blair’s Decision on U.K. Nuclear Power May Cost Popularity that was published on April 14, 2006. The article discusses how polls that were conducted in Britain in October and November of 2005 indicate that nuclear power is not a “popular” choice when compared to investments in renewable […]

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Atomic Rod joins Cam and Rich on G’World #108

The Good Friday episode of G’World includes a discussion about the implications of Apple’s Boot Camp. I joined Cameron Reilly and Richard Giles for the great debate – Cam decided that he could handle talking to two Mac guys as he wonders whether or not this development would finally give him the motivation to try […]

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The Atomic Show #011 (MP3 – 13.9MB – 40min)

Shane and Rod chat about nuclear power plant security, protection against terrorist threats, an editorial about the prospects for new nuclear power plants in Florida, and the possibility that smaller nuclear power plants could help Ireland meet its increasing energy needs. They also touch briefly on Iran’s recent announcement that it had successfully enriched uranium […]

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Great article on natural gas supply and demand on Energy Pulse

Tim Douek, Principal, Utilis Energy has published a well researched and useful article on Energy Pulse titled Natural Gas Supply, Demand and Pricing. I highly recommend reading it if you are interested in some of the details that drive the complex natural gas market. The article is especially strong when it talks about the nature […]

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Forfas says nuclear may be required in Ireland

RTE News out of Ireland published a story on 4 April 2006 titled Ireland may need nuclear power. Forfas, which is an agency that advises the Irish government on industry and trade matters, has recently produced a report warning that Ireland is particularly vulnerable to increasing oil prices. Its oil consumption is 50% above the […]

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The importance of "capacity to produce"

On April 8, 2006 the TimesOnline published a short, thought provoking article titled World ‘cannot meet oil demand’, written by Carl Mortished. The article focuses on information provided by Christophe de Margerie, head of exploration for Total. According to M de Margerie, the important fact that is missing when commentators and others talk about energy […]

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PBMR Update – 7 April 2006

The South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) remains on track to begin construction in September of 2007. According to Tom Ferreira, the project communications manager, the first plant should be operational by 2010. A large portion of the construction and component development is being contracted to local South African firms in an effort to […]

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