Joe Romm recently wrote a piece for Climate Progress titled Nuclear Power Is Losing Money At An Astonishing Rate. In that post Romm exaggerates the amount … [Read More...] about Why are nuclear plants losing money at an astonishing rate?
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 […]
BusinessDay – an online publication from South Africa – published a story by Linda Ensor on 9 November 2005 titled Talks under way with potential investors for nuclear project. The article describes the ongoing efforts by PBMR Pty LTD to bring on additional investors in their Pebble Bed Modular Reactor project and its associated fuel […]
The American Nuclear Society will be holding its annual winter meeting in Washington, DC during the period from 13-17 November 2005. The title of the meeting is “Talk About Nuclear Differently: A Good Story Untold”. There are a number of excellent speakers scheduled to speak and there is a growing excitement in what has been […]
An editorial in the 6 November 2005 issue Morning Sentinel online (a publication “serving Maine’s Northern Kennebec Valley”) discusses how the famous independence and self-reliance of New Englanders has been threatened by their thirst for energy fuels imports into the area. The authors encourage the region to think about its strengths and to apply those […]
My reading list is getting longer by the day. I was just pointed to Rad Decision a novel in the format of a blog. I have not yet begun to read, but it sure looks interesting. The about the book page is certainly entertaining enough that it would catch my attention as a hardcover “flap” […]