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Matt Wald on the News Media and Nuclear Energy

Matt Wald Last week, NEI's Matt Wald gave a short talk to the NEI Lawyers Committee on why the media covers nuclear energy the way it does. After spending 33 years working for the New York Times, it's clear he knows of what he speaks. Show More Summary

How a Bias for Action Led to an Innovative Alternative to External Filtered Vents

Maria Korsnick The following is a guest post by Maria Korsnick, NEI’s Chief Operating Officer.During the five years that I was chief nuclear officer at Constellation Energy, my first priority was to ensure that our plants operated safely and reliably in order to protect public health and safety. Show More Summary

Climate Central: Nuclear Yes? Nuclear No? So Confusing!

Climate Central notices that nuclear energy technology is not standing still. The writer, Bobby McGill, makes it clear that nuclear “isn’t likely to grow much in the United States” and that the “the EIA [Energy Information Agency] has...Show More Summary

NIMBY = Nuclear Energy in My Backyard

Ann Bisconti The following is a guest post by Ann S. Bisconti, PhD, President, Bisconti Research, Inc.After a decade of public opinion surveys that consistently find broad and deep support for nuclear energy among nuclear power plant...Show More Summary

On the Papal Encyclical & Nuclear Energy

J.T. Rodriguez The following is a guest post by J.T. Rodriguez, a communications intern at NEI.In his recent encyclical about care for "our common home," the earth, Pope Francis had a lot to say. I was curious to see what he had to say. Show More Summary

How Ex-Im Bank Levels the Playing Field With Russia

Ted Jones The following is a guest post by Ted Jones, Director of International Supplier Relations for NEI.Last week, the Export-Import Bank of the United States released its annual Competitiveness Report to the U.S. Congress. The report...Show More Summary

The Third Way, Climate Change and New Nuclear Technology

The Third Way, a moderate policy shop based out of Washington, has issued an interesting report that looks at new nuclear technologies. Let’s define “new” somewhat loosely in this case, as some take up older ideas and move them forward. Show More Summary

NRC's Project AIM 2020

Last week, the NRC commissioners responded to staff recommendations for improving the agency's agility, effectiveness and efficiency. In a June 8, 2015 Staff Requirements Memo (SRM), the commissioners approved most of the staff's recommendations received in a report called Project AIM 2020. Show More Summary

The Drawbacks of a Renewable Grid

Matt Wald The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.California researchers have sketched out an American energy system that they say can be powered almost entirely by wind, water and sunlight, by 2050. Show More Summary

What Heritage Gets Wrong About Nuclear Energy and Ex-Im Bank

Ted Jones The following is a guest post by Ted Jones, Director of International Supplier Relations for NEI.It is widely known that the U.S. nuclear energy industry is deeply involved in the broad effort to renew the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Show More Summary

G7: Nuclear Energy, Renewables In, Fossil Fuels Out by 2100

The G7 leaders met Monday in Germany to discuss a number of issues, but the one of interest to us is climate change. Not in and of itself, but in terms of what pledges the leaders made to address the threat. The G7 also reaffirmed the...Show More Summary

DARPA’s Robotic Answer to Fukushima

Of course, our favorite fictional robot is the ED-209 from the original RoboCop (1987). It’s a slightly glitchy death machine that cannot be turned off reliably and has considerable difficulty managing stairs. It’s also one of the last great uses of stop motion animation before the arrival of CGI, but that’s another discussion. Show More Summary

Barry Brook: Biodiversity As a Nuclear Asset

Australian Barry Brook, Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania, has put together a letter with 75 other academics in his field to argue for more nuclear energy. The letter in turn points to a journal article...Show More Summary

Explaining the Gender Gap in Public Opinion on Nuclear Energy

Ann Bisconti The following is a guest post by Ann S. Bisconti, PhD, President, Bisconti Research, Inc. Davis Burroughs deserves credit for a sensible exploration of the gender differences in attitudes toward nuclear energy that his organization, Morning Consult, found in a national public opinion survey this spring. Show More Summary

Entergy’s Pilgrim: When No Nuclear News Is Good News

An outage happens every two years or so and provides a lot of work at a nuclear energy facility. The main job is to replace fuel rods, but plants also use the opportunity to update plant components and perform other activities. You can read more about what happens during an outage here. Show More Summary

How Nuclear Energy Keeps the Grid Up in Extreme Weather

Matt Wald The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.Over the past ten years, two of the power grid’s worst ten days were during...Show More Summary

Butch Otter and Idaho Nuclear Tourism

Idaho Governor Butch Otter recently said some warming things about nuclear energy. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said collaboration with the private sector is crucial to improving education in the state, and nuclear energy and advanced nuclear manufacturing will connect the state government, universities and the private sector.This makes sense. Show More Summary

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Needs Nuclear Energy On The Menu

Matt Wald The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI.It’s so obvious that it shouldn’t bear repeating, but it does: If you’re worried about climate change, one early, easy remedy is to preserve nuclear power plants that are already running. Show More Summary

Google and Facebook’s Nuclear-driven Data Centers

A Greenpeace initiative that’s actually kind of interesting is its drive to get large scale data centers – such as those run by Google, Facebook and Apple – to use more renewable energy to run them. They call it Clicking Clean. Greenpeace...Show More Summary

Nuclear Media Matters

IT’s way too early in the cycle to talk about the presidential candidates’ energy policy formulations – heck, we may not have the majority of them announced as candidates yet. Consider, then, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, one of those candidates who has not yet announced. Show More Summary

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