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Canada Makes Big Decisions to Further Strengthen its Commitment to Nuclear Power

As Canadians, we were truly excited when this past fall, Arthur McDonald of Queens University in Canada was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with Takaaki Kajita of Japan for discovering that neutrinos have mass. Dr. McDonald and his...

Posted February 8, 2016    

Abundant and Economic: Nuclear Power Delivers

The past few weeks have seen lots of excitement as the world reached agreement to tackle climate change in Paris. What is key to the Paris deal is a requirement that every nation (all 195 of them) take part. Ahead of the talks, governments of 186...

Posted December 18, 2015    

Dreaming of a Future with Abundant Clean Reliable Energy: Then Dream About Nuclear

When we look to the future, people the world over are hopeful for an era of abundant reliable electricity supplying all of our energy needs; all at a reasonable cost and with little to no impact to the environment. Unfortunately, in many western...

Posted October 30, 2015    

Optimism is the Way Forward: Nuclear Power Delivers

We had an important piece of good news this month as Sendai Unit 1 was restarted in Japan, ending a long period of no nuclear generation in that country after the Fukushima accident in 2011. Sendai Unit 2 is following close behind and Japan will...

Posted August 31, 2015    

Reliability Means Being Connected: We Need a Strong Integrated Electricity System with Nuclear Generation

It was with great fanfare that Tesla launched its home battery recently. Headlines like “Tesla launches Powerwall home battery with aim to revolutionize energy consumption” were the norm as the public read about this revolutionary jump forward in...

Posted July 3, 2015    

It's Time to Put Nuclear on the Offensive, and Make it the Low Carbon Choice

Have you ever seen something that just amazed you? We were wowed by a recent YouTube video showing what the Chinese have achieved in turning conventional high-rise construction on its head. A 57 story building was built in 19 days – yes – 19 days!...

Posted May 28, 2015    

A Nuclear Future Means Clean, Economic Electricity; Yet Fossil Fuels Reign

This past month, following the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima accident, it is good to see there is less emphasis on the nuclear accident and more discussion of the significant natural disaster – the tsunami and earthquake that killed some 20,...

Posted April 14, 2015    

How Can Nuclear Energy Build Trust in a Time When Denying Science is Rampant?

Recent public outcry as a measles outbreak has managed to impact much of North America has once again showed the nature of public deniers of science. In this case it is concerns about vaccinations that have led to numerous children falling sick with...

Posted February 24, 2015    

As 2014 Has Come to a Close, Nuclear Energy is at a Crossroads - Again!

The world needs nuclear power – so says the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) issued in November:“Nuclear power is one of the few options available at scale to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions while providing or displacing other forms...

Posted January 1, 2015    

If We are Serious About Carbon-Free Electricity, There Must Be More Nuclear Energy

Last month, we wrote about the ongoing push by the United Nations to combat climate change and its underwhelming support for nuclear power as an important part of the solution. To no one’s surprise, the final volume of the current IPCC report on...

Posted November 10, 2014    

Attention to Climate Change is On the Rise. Nuclear Energy is an Essential Part of the Solution

September 2014 was a most interesting month in the fight against climate change. As world leaders prepared to meet at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, there was a large global march in New York on September 21 to bring public...

Posted October 7, 2014    

Can Nuclear Energy Secure Financing? Nuclear Power and the Capital Challenge

Quite often we hear about the problem of attracting financing to support new build nuclear projects. In fact financing will be a topic of major interest at a number of upcoming nuclear conferences. While it is easy to agree that financing nuclear...

Posted August 27, 2014