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On 12 November 2005, Business.Telegraph published a story titled Power transfer for the people about the electrical power supply situation in South Africa. The story does a good job of explaining the economic and developmental reasons why Eskom is developing the PBMR. I have been following this technology project almost since it started in 1993, […]
As I told you in my last post, I attended the first ever Young Professionals Congress, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Career in Nuclear meeting today. The diverse group of about forty – about half of them women – nuclear professionals and students included people associated with national laboratories, universities, power plants, corporate headquarters, power […]
I’m excited – it is time to head out for some live contact with young(er) nuclear professional. I will be covering the first-ever Young Professionals Congress, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Career in Nuclear in Washington, D. C. today. Maybe I will even capture some of the “dress for success” session on my iPod.
Eric McErlain at NEI Nuclear Notes pointed me to an interesting discussion that is going on at MetaFilter about nuclear power in response to Judith Lewis’s article in the LA Weekly. You can find the discussion at http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/46540. I was impressed by the civil nature of the discussion and the intelligence of the comments, even […]
In a lengthy interview, Gyle Konotopet of Ontario Business Edge uncovers Duncan Hawthorne’s long term goal. Mr. Hawthorne, the CEO of Bruce Power, and son of a Glasgow shipyard electrician wants to be the first to build a new nuclear plant in North America in a several decades. The interview discusses his long history in […]
On 12 November 2005, Angela Jameson published a story in The Times titled South Africa banks on new family of nuclear reactors. An interesting aspect of the story is that it begins with a description of the electrical power situation that exists for 40% of the population of that country – they have none. When […]
Dr. Letty Goodman Lutzker – chief of nuclear medicine at the St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston NJ – published an opinion piece in the Ashbury Park Press online edition on 10 November 2005 titled Nuclear power use helps cushion natural gas price hike Please go and check out her informative commentary.
Judith Lewis has written an excellent investigative article titled “How I tried to stop worrying and love nuclear power” for LA Weekly. She apparently spent the better part of six months researching her story and talking to people all over the country from San Onofre, to Yucca Mountain, to Washington, D. C. Though I still […]
In the 10 November 2005 issue of BBC News, there is a detailed article by Richard Black titled Britain facing large energy gap. According to his by-line, Richard Black is the the Environment Correspondent for BBC News website. The article discusses the results of a report compiled by a panel of 150 recognized energy experts. […]
It took me a while to find a good link to this article, so I am a little late in talking about an interesting report that was published in the Mississauga Business Times on 27 October 2005. It describes a talk given by my friend and colleague Dr. Jerry Cuttler to his local Rotary Club. […]
Four companies, two with headquarters in the United States – General Electric and Shaw Group – and two with their headquarters in Japan – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toshiba – are viewed as the front runners in the growing bidding war for Westinghouse. Westinghouse is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNFL, an integrated nuclear plant […]
There is a very interesting press release on BusinessWire.com titled “Florida PSC Approves FPL’s Fuel Cost Adjustment for 2006 Bills, Reflecting Volatile Global Fuel Costs and Hurricane Impacts in the Gulf I highly recommend that you read it carefully and consider just how large the electric fuel business is, even in a limited service territory […]