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Archived Since:April 4, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Nuclear Matters to Carol Browner in Chicago

Uh-oh: Not too long ago Carol Browner would have sided with the activists clad in white hazmat suits protesting nuclear power outside the City Club's lunch Tuesday in downtown Chicago. Or maybe not so uh-oh: "I can't believe what I believe...Show More Summary

A Northwest Passage to Nuclear Energy

Interesting doings in Washington state: The bills by Republican Sen. Sharon Brown go to a public hearing before the Senate Environment, Energy & Telecommunications Committee on Tuesday. Four committee members also belong to a House-Senate task force studying whether nuclear power should be expanded in Washington. Show More Summary

Cold Winds May Howl, Nuclear Energy Abides

The uptick in public interest in the weather would seem to focus attention on the potential impacts of climate change – if you think outlandishly big storms are a symptom of it, that is – but what remains of primary importance is that people keep the heat and lights on. Show More Summary

The State of the Union: What Nuclear Wonks Will Be Looking For

Alex Flint The following post was submitted by Alex Flint, NEI's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.It’s an age-old parlor game in Washington, hoping for a shout-out in the State of the Union and then acting all nonchalant if...Show More Summary

Join Us For a Twitter Chat on Blackhat and Nuclear Energy January 16 at 3:15 P.M.

A pensive Hemsworth. Last week we first took note of the television ad blitz around Blackhat, the new cyber crime thriller directed starring Chris Hemsworth that premieres tomorrow all around the USA.Obviously, the timing for the movie could hardly be better, coming off the recent hacking of the Twitter feed for U.S. Show More Summary

Blue Crabs, Exelon, and the Chesapeake Bay

From the department of unintentional irony: Chestertown resident Hope Clark said Exelon has a history of being against clean energy generation and policies. She cited the company’s use of nuclear power as an example. This is from a Bay...Show More Summary

More of The Nuclear Year 2014

Industries are dynamic entities that are always in process. That means they don’t lend themselves to top 10 lists, which work better for finished objects such as movies and books. We may say that Godzilla was the best 2014 movie to feature...Show More Summary

Blackhat, Nuclear Energy and Cyber Security

While many of us were home for the holidays we couldn't escape the movie trailer for Blackhat, a cyber crime thriller directed by Michael Mann starring Chris Hemsworth. Set to premiere in the U.S. on January 16, the trailer includes a cyber attack on a nuclear power plant in China. Show More Summary

The Nuclear Year 2014

Years end, as everything finds an ending. Vermont Yankee is ending its 42-year run. Nuclear energy, which generated 70 percent of Vermont’s electricity, is ending in the Green Mountain state – as the year ends – as everything finds an ending. Show More Summary

Winter Fury, Meet Nuclear Reliability

Unless you live in Siberia, you probably don’t care much about when it snows there. But some meteorologists care, because it may act as a bellwether for how things will go in the rest of the northern hemisphere. And things are looking...Show More Summary

Vogtle First to Implement New Voluntary Rule Allowing Improved Safety Focus

The following guest post comes from Victoria Anderson, senior project manager for risk assessment at NEI.Since the NRC published the Probabilistic Risk Assessment Policy Statement in 1995, both the industry and NRC have worked to use risk information to better focus implementation of regulations at our country’s nuclear reactors. Show More Summary

Chief Nuclear Officer, Passionate Communicator

I have the fortune of being able to meet and work with plenty of exceptional people in this industry. Randy Edington is one of them. As the executive vice president and chief nuclear officer for the largest nuclear energy facility in America, Edington travels domestically and internationally sharing his passion for our technology. Show More Summary

What Do Amazon's Drones and Advanced Nuclear Reactors Have in Common?

Dr. Leslie Dewan Later this morning, the House Science Committee will hold a hearing on the "Future of Nuclear Energy". Click here to watch the hearing live on UStream at 10:00 a.m.Featured on the witness list is a name that our readers will be familiar with - Dr.Leslie Dewan of Transatomic Power. Show More Summary

Cyber Security and Defending What’s Important

We read all the time about various data breaches that cause – potentially, anyway – a good deal of pain. Probably the best known example recently was the theft of over 40 million credit card numbers from Target last year, which has led...Show More Summary

Reading the Morning Nuclear News

From Fox News (which can be intensely partisan, but this is by former Senators Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) and Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire). They have a plan, which I’ve extracted here (read the story for the rest of it): Before we close more...Show More Summary

NEI's Pietrangelo to Testify Today Before Senate EPW Committee

Tony Pietrangelo Later today, Tony Pietrangelo, NEI's Chief Nuclear Officer, will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee concerning "NRC’s Implementation of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendations and other Actions to Enhance and Maintain Nuclear Safety (click 'Live Hearing' at link beginning at 9:00 a.m. Show More Summary

To Jupiter and Beyond with Nuclear Energy

Sometimes, irony abounds: When it comes to space travel, plutonium-238 is the perfect fuel: long-lasting and, as I'll explain later, relatively safe. Without it, we have no hope of going much further than Mars, after which it simply becomes too dark to rely on solar panels, the most common alternative power source in space. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving from NEI!

NEI's offices are closed today in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We'll be back in this space on December 1. See you then.

Message Sent and Received on Nuclear Value

It’s one thing for nuclear advocates to say that nuclear energy should be correctly valued as a carbon dioxide-free energy source. This means not just any new plants that will happen along, but, as important, those now in service. If...Show More Summary

Pain From Vermont Yankee Closing Spreads Far and Wide

Meredith Angwin We continue our focus on the closing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant with a guest post by Vermont resident Meredith Angwin. A nuclear industry veteran, Angwin is now project director of the Energy Education Project at the Ethan Allen Institute.Vermont Yankee will close at the end of the year. Show More Summary

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