On Sunday, February 10, I got together with four of my favorite nuclear industry correspondents for a chat about the current state of affairs in the electric power industry. You can listen to the show at The Atomic Show #081 – Five friendly atomic geeks.
The guests on the show included:
John Wheeler – host of This Week in Nuclear Podcast
Kirk Sorensen – publisher of Energy from Thorium
Kelly Taylor – work at home mom, contributing blogger to NEI Nuclear Notes, and 20+ year veteran of the nuclear power industry
Robert Margolis – reactor engineer and 20+ year veteran of the nuclear power industry
During the discussion, we covered a variety of topics including the move back to gas for new electric power plants, the increasing pressure against coal, an economic analysis from an independent group on the cost of shutting down Indian Point Nuclear Station, and ways to improve the speed to market for new nuclear power plants.
We spent some time talking about how the battles against new power sources affect electricity prices and how that effect harms both individual consumers and the industrial producers of all other products. I definitely think that the show is worth a listen, especially since I have worked to improve the sound quality since the last time that I recorded a similar conference call for The Atomic Show.