On January 1, 2014, I asked several nuclear communicators to join me for a discussion about highlights of 2013 and predictions for 2013. We had a lively discussion about the change in the conversation about nuclear energy stimulated by the release of Pandora’s Promise, the impact of the court decision telling the NRC to restart its review of the Yucca Mountain license application, the uncertainty regarding the effect of a court’s decision about the continued collection of waste fees by the DOE, and the change in attitude within the nuclear industry about the importance of continuous communications stimulated by the permanent shut down of four formerly operating nuclear plants and the decision to stop refueling one more nuclear plant in 2014.
Guests on the show include:
Meredith Angwin, who blogs at Yes Vermont Yankee and runs the Energy Education Project at the Ethan Allen Institute
Gwyneth Cravens, author of Power to Save the World, The Truth About Nuclear Energy
Steve Aplin, who blogs at Canadian Energy Issues and has developed an important measure of effectiveness for judging electricity supply systems – CIPK (CO2 intensity per kilowatt hour)
Les Corrice, who blogs at Hiroshima Syndrome, where, among other topics, he produces the twice weekly Fukushima Accident Update. His updates are the most accessible compilation of factual reports on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on the web.
Suzy Hobbs-Baker, the director of PopAtomic Studios and the leader of the Nuclear Literacy Project.