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Nuclear, but better

Nuclear, but better Following listener requests of discussing nuclear, the Marketplace podcast-Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly-brought on Suzy Hobbs Baker as their nuclear energy expert. Baker is the creative director for the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan. The hosts, Kai and Molly, begin the show by admitting that they are completely uninformed about nuclear energy. Unsurprisingly, the first issue that comes to mind are accidents: Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima. She points out how [...]

Nuclear Power Industry heading toward smaller, cheaper, faster build designs: Clear Path

Nuclear Power Industry heading toward smaller, cheaper, faster build designs: Clear Path During a meeting in June with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rich Powell-executive director of Clear Path- suggested that advanced small modular reactors (SMR)  could be the key in overcoming the industry's biggest issues. The smaller size of these reactors greatly increases the cost effectiveness of nuclear energy in comparison to an entire power plant. The largest power plant in the United States, Palo Verde Generating Station in Arizona, [...]

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Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change Naomi Oreskes, Michael Oppenheimer, and Dale Jamieson published an article in Scientific American called “Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change,” in which relate the ideas in their book Discerning Experts with the news that the Hadley Centre has led a recent effort in collecting more accurate data on ocean temperature to track the changing climate. After decades of faulty measurement, advanced measurements suggest that the oceans have risen 0.1°C more than previously thought. [...]

Reps. McNerney, Shimkus Introduce Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

Reps. McNerney, Shimkus Introduce Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Congressmen Jerry McNerney and John Shimkus introduced a bill to safely deal with nuclear waste with using both temporary storage and permanent disposal. The bill will push the Department of Energy to continue their temporary storage of nuclear waste from decommissioned power plants while also furthering the licensing process that determines wether the Yucca Mountain Site can be used as a permanent waste disposal site. Additionally, the bill will secure funding [...]

Sign the Sustainable Nuclear Petition

Sign the Sustainable Nuclear Petition Kirsten Gogan from Energy for Humanity and others have posted a petition on the OpenPetition website directed at the European Commission Technical Expert Group.  This petition endeavors to advocate for more informed, evidence-based and effective energy and climate policy in Europe. While not specifically about supporting nuclear, nevertheless, nuclear will be able to get more support as a partner within a balanced, cost-effective and clean energy mix — the way we need our serious climate [...]

Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power

Candidates Should Heed Obama and Clinton Paul Steidler has published an article in Inside Sources called “Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power," in which he bemoans the fact that none of the top 2020 candidates for the Democratic Party are strong nuclear energy supporters. All of the candidates highlight the climate crisis that our world is progressing towards, however, none are willing to take the controversial position of including nuclear power as their solution. Instead, they take the [...]