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Why Radiation is Safe and Why All Nations Should Embrace Nuclear Energy

Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently published a...

Posted August 23, 2014    

More Non-Nuclear Prescriptions from Shell

Shell, one of the world’s largest natural gas and oil companies, is spending large sums of money creating and distributing beautifully produced propaganda aimed at convincing us all that natural gas can provide increasing supplies of clean...

Posted August 22, 2014    

Shell's Future Scenarios Ignore Nuclear Energy [VIDEO]

One of the reasons I am so certain that hydrocarbon producers dislike the idea of competing with nuclear energy is the fact that their ads, stockholder communications, and predictions of future energy supply scenarios virtually ignore nuclear energy...

Posted August 8, 2014    

NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran

The Obama Administration, under the direction of influential Senators, has provided the names of two people to fill vacancies on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.One of the vacancies exists already; Commissioner Apostolakis, a renowned expert in...

Posted July 29, 2014    

Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Needs

Platts Energy Week TV carried an important segment on July 13, 2014 discussing the need to make major investments in the US natural gas pipeline infrastructure in order to deliver new sources of gas to growing markets. Chris Newkumet from Platts...

Posted July 21, 2014    

Opportunity to Use Science to Establish Radiation Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments from the general public and affected stakeholders about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear...

Posted July 12, 2014    

Energy Politics is Often More About Location than Party

The Morning Consult has an intriguing article titled Map: State Energy Influence in Washington. The article briefly describes how states that produce various energy fuels have senators and congressmen that migrate to committees that affect the...

Posted July 10, 2014    

Shell Oil and Gas Company Perspective on Energy Futures

There was a time when the Royal Dutch Shell corporation demonstrated strong interest in nuclear energy.In 1973, it was approached by Gulf Oil Company, the owner of Gulf General Atomics, as a capital partner for an aggressive expansion program.GA had...

Posted July 8, 2014    

Russia Continues Sustained Fast Breeder Reactor Effort

On June 26, 2014, the 60th anniversary of the start of the 5 MWe Obninsk reactor that was the first reactor in the world to routinely supply electricity to a commercial power grid, Russia started up the latest in a series of sodium-cooled fast...

Posted July 1, 2014    

HTR-PM: Nuclear-Heated Gas Producing Superheated Steam

The first HTR-PM (High Temperature Reactor – Pebble Module), one of the more intriguing nuclear plant designs, is currently under construction on the coast of the Shidao Bay near Weihai, China.This system uses evolutionary engineering design...

Posted June 28, 2014    

Hollande's Proposed "Cap" on Nuclear Electricity Capacity

France’s President Francois Hollande and his Socialist Party ran on a platform that included scaling back France’s dependence on nuclear energy. It was not a very popular part of his campaign pitch, but Sarkozy was such a flawed candidate that...

Posted June 26, 2014    

Existing Nuclear Plants are Valuable and Worth Saving

Many currently operating nuclear plants are in danger of being permanently shut down due to temporary conditions including low, but volatile natural gas prices, improperly designed markets that fail to recognize the value of reliable generating...

Posted May 19, 2014