I hope some of you missed us last week. If not, we must be doing something that needs improvement. Just in case you noticed that we did not post a new show last week, we simply were not able to match up our schedules. I had a series of meetings about Adams Atomic Engines and those interfered with production of the show. The good news is . . . (blacked out by censors waving NDA’s.)
Anyway, back to this week’s show. Shane and I start off by sharing some of our thoughts about engineering educations versus liberal arts. We then talk a bit about the large Japanese engineering firms – Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi – that are all developing ways to enter the US market for new nuclear power plants.
We talk about NRG Energy’s announced plans for new reactors at the South Texas project site and about the fact that those new nuclear facilities only represent about 25% of NRG Energy’s new building plans.
We then digress a bit into some commentary about how new air emissions standards in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach might help to encourage the use of atomic engines for large commercial ships. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. Enjoy!