On January 21, 2010, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to receive testimony on the research, development, priorities and imperatives needed to meet the medium and long term challenges associated with climate change. The only invited witness was Dr. Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy. There were a number of interesting exchanges, the below is one between Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) who demonstrated his frustration with yet another Secretary of Energy explaining how the NRC is working to streamline the reactor licensing process. (Senator Bunning stated that he had been on the Senate Energy Committee for 12 years and had heard exactly the same words from several people holding the same position.)
About Rod Adams
Rod Adams is an atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience, now serving as a Managing Partner at Nucleation Capital, an emerging climate-focused fund. Rod, a former submarine Engineer Officer and founder of Adams Atomic Engines, Inc., one of the earliest advanced nuclear ventures, has engaged in technical, strategic, political, historic and financial discussion and analysis of the nuclear industry, its technology and policies for several decades. He is the founder of Atomic Insights and host and producer of The Atomic Show Podcast.
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