US Deputy Energy Secretary speech to US – Japan Nuclear Energy Conference

Clay Sell, the Deputy Secretary of Energy, spoke on 21 November 2005 to the US – Japan Nuclear Energy Conference being held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The speech mentioned a number of the topics that I have been writing about in recent months, including the nuclear incentives in the Energy Policy Act, the renewed […]

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Brookings Institution Policy Brief #138 – The Political Economy of Nuclear Energy in the United States

I stumbled across a Brookings Institution Policy Brief titled The Political Economy of Nuclear Energy in the United States that is dated September 2004. Oh what a difference a year can make. After reading the briefing closely, I took the advice offered at the bottom of the last page of the brief and composed a […]

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UK cabinet disagreement on nuclear energy

Christopher Adams and Jean Eaglesham published a story in The Financial Times on Sunday 20 November 2005 about the debates that are going on in the UK cabinet about new nuclear power stations. The article, titled Looming Cabinet split over nuclear power discusses the sceptical, but possibly open-minded views of Margaret Beckett, the UK Environment […]

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Talking Differently About Fuel Recycling

On November 15, 2005, at the ANS Winter Meeting, Jacques Besnainou, Senior Executive Vice President, Reprocessing and Recycling, AREVA, spoke about fuel reprocessing, which is now properly being referred to as fuel recycling. In contrast to other talks and papers on the subject, Mr. Besnainou did not focus on a comparison in cost between fresh […]

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Talking Differently About Physical Infrastructure

On Tuesday November 15, 2005, at the ANS Winter Meeting, Thomas Houghton, Senior Project Manager, New Plant Development, Nuclear Energy Institute talked about various aspects of the physical and industrial infrastructure that will be needed to support new plant development. He began his presentation with a rather startling slide for people that had not been […]

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