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A Few Notes on Nuclear, Fossil Fuels and the Future of Energy

Here are a few remarks I made to a friend about the future of energy—nuclear in particular: In response to your question on safety issues, interesting, nuclear has the lowest death rate per KWh of ALL sources.

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How Close Are We To Harnessing Nuclear Fusion?

Here’s an article that states that nuclear fusion is “on the horizon.”  Hmmm.  Hasn’t it been on the horizon for as long as any of us can remember?

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Pro-Nuclear People Have Interesting Ideas

It’s been some time since I’ve mentioned the pro-nuclear online group of which I’m a member.  I find these people interesting because of their strange enmity towards renewable energy; most of them harbor the mistaken belief that the entire renewables

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Living in a World That’s Anything But Ideal

The German mathematician and rationalist philosopher Gottfried Leibniz speculated that although this world is clearly not perfect, that it may be the “best of all possible worlds.”  Under this theory, God created the very best world He could; any other

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Westinghouse Bankruptcy Shakes The Nuclear World – Forbes

My old friend from high school, Bruce Wilson, now a practitioner of LEED certified building construction, sent me this piece on the Westinghouse bankruptcy and what it means to the nuclear industry.  I respond: I have to think the author is

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Nuclear Weapons: Back in the Headlines

Of all the reasons to be horrified by the developments in U.S. politics, a critically important one is summed up in the petition put forth below.  This was an issue in the election campaign, but unfortunately, it didn’t win the

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Esteemed Harvard Professor Delivers Critically Important Talk on Nuclear Energy

Here’s another post on Joseph Lassiter (pictured) and his high-level treatment of nuclear power as a necessary ingredient in dealing with greenhouse gas emissions, and thus climate change.  Dr. Lassiter is Senior Fellow, Senator John Heinz Professor of Management Practice

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Can We Combat Climate Change Without Nuclear Power?

A colleague in Oklahoma writes: Thought you might find this Ted Talk on nuclear power interesting.  It’s introduced as follows: Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost

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For Some Reason, Pro-Nuke People Often Eschew Renewable Energy

Here’s a fascinating video on nuclear energy as it applies to climate change mitigation, forwarded to me by a member of the “pro-nuke” group of which I’m a part.  I hope you’ll enjoy it. There are a few things that

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The Validity of Nuclear Energy

Here’s an article that will make my pro-nuclear group happy: an interview with Rachel Slaybaugh, giving an interview in preface to her talk at the SXSW Eco conference next week.  There is no doubt in my mind that the majority

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