On October 9, 2005, The Business Online published an article by Fraser Nelson titled “The perfect time to go nuclear.” It talks about the confluence of many factors including rising prices for coal, oil and gas along with growing concerns about global climate change and other air pollution related problems. The final supporting reason to […]
About 18 months ago, a good friend and I began what will probably be a very long endeavor at our current rate. We decided to try to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) – in sections since we have no real desire to spend six months or more in a continuous hike of more than 2,100 […]
William Tucker has published a column on The American Enterprise web site titled Global Warming Dilemma – Coal or Nuclear?. It is short, succinct and correct. Check it out.
As diplomats consider possible actions to try to alter Iran’s stated desire to build a complete nuclear fuel cycle for peaceful power production, they would be well advised to take a hard look at the current oil markets. Iran exports approximately 2.5 million barrels of oil per day from its 4 million barrel per day […]
This afternoon (September 17, 2005) President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke emphatically to the United Nations, telling the assembled body that his country had a right to use nuclear energy. He also stated what should be obvious to any careful observer – though his country currently exports oil, it will not last much longer. The New […]
Last week, while the world was very busy with a current tragedy, the United Nations released a report on a study lasting nearly 20 years about a long-ago tragedy at a place called Chernobyl. The study is rather long and full of technical detail, which makes it unlikely that the report will be read by […]
Mosnews.com has posted an article announcing that Russia’s Federal Nuclear Agency will build a low power floating nuclear plant – the first of its kind in the world. Russia to Build World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Station for $200,000.http://www.mosnews.com/money/2005/09/09/floatingnuclearplant.shtml Aside from the rather obvious error in the title with regard to the cost of the […]
The U. S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency is posting regular updates on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the nation’s energy products supply and markets.
As you drive by your local gas station and watch the prices increase this weekend and next week, please keep in mind that gasoline is not the only “gas” whose price has been affected by Katrina. Coming on top of already tight supplies, natural gas is now trading for almost $12.00 per million BTU, six […]
As we watch Hurricane Katrina come ashore and pray for the safety of the people who were not able to evacuate, there is little doubt that oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be seriously affected by this massive storm. Off shore wells and the pipelines that connect them […]
While on the road this week, I ran across an article in USA Today – many of our finest hotels provide a free copy of the paper edition – that illustrates the fact that recent, rather dramatic energy price increases are not limited to the visible changes at the gasoline pump. The article can be […]
At the end of a letter published in the Cape Times on August 18, 2005, Liz McDaid of Earthlife Africa stated the following: Moreover the installation of 88 000 solar water heaters on residential properties at a cost of R300 million would offset the energy generated by one PBMR (approximately 132 Mw output). http://www.capetimes.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=331&fArticleId=2841088 I […]