I quite liked this video on the impact of re-introducing wolves in Yellowstone national park - How Wolves Change Rivers. The narration is taken from this talk by George Monbiot at TEDGlobal in 2013 - George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world. Show More Summary
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 electricity, clean heat, and clean transportation fuel. Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary
The impact of massive automation of jobs seems to be one of the emerging concerns of the past few years - this video from CGP Grey is quite a good summary - Humans Need Not Apply.
I had the opportunity to be in the audience during the above talk. You might notice my impolite interjections; I have often been accused of being very poor at hiding my real reactions and feelings. There is a reason why I stopped playing poker during game nights on the USS Stonewall Jackson. Show More Summary
We generally don't pay much attention to news from the venture capital community here at NEI Nuclear Notes, but for one day we're happy to make an exception for this announcement from Transatomic Power:Transatomic Power, developers of...Show More Summary
Mariano Rivera Let's turn back the clock to May 9, 2001 and visit the Bronx to play a game of "what if?"The defending World Series Champions, the New York Yankees, are locked in a tight pennant race early in the season, trailing the hated Boston Red Sox by just a half game in the standings after beating the Minnesota Twins 2-0 at home. Show More Summary
I have the privilege of speaking about NEI's alignment activities on social media at the 2014 U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference this Tuesday. I'll be joined on the Social Media in Action panel by Curtis Roberts of AREVA, Suzy Hobbs Baker...Show More Summary
Scott Peterson The following is a guest post from Scott Peterson, NEI's Senior Vice President of Communications.The New York Times, in an April editorial, wrote that “given new regulations on power-plant emissions of mercury and other...Show More Summary
If you’re using underwater energy bags, you’d need 812,000 cubic meters’ worth
Dan Lipman The following is a guest post from Dan Lipman, Executive Director, Policy Development and Supplier Programs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Prior to his stint at NEI, Dan was responsible for managing the global deployment of new power plants at Westinghouse. Show More Summary
Significant differences in EPA's proposed state CO2 targets for the power sector are reviving interest in cap & trade as a way to reduce compliance costs. This compounds the EPA plan's controversy and raises serious concerns about how the resulting revenue would be used. Show More Summary
How do you feel that America is assisting China in developing a Thorium Based Molten Salt Reactor Technology? Are you Okay with this partnership? Do you have a problem with this Partnership? -or- Do are you ambivalent about this partnership? The post China and U.S. Global Partnership: All Right! or Outrage? appeared first on The Energy From Thorium Foundation.
When dealing within the world of energy, passions run high - but many of those passions have absolutely no basis in reality. If energy policies are driven by the population at large, through Washington, it should be incumbent upon us...Show More Summary
At 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning the House Financial Services Committee will be holding a hearing of the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The chairman of the committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), is a long-time opponent...Show More Summary
Dr. Robert Hargraves recently gave a talk to a chapter of the American Nuclear Society in New York. He recorded the talk and synchronized his words with the slides. It is quite informative. RadiationSafeWithinLimits from Robert Hargraves on Vimeo. Show More Summary
Big claims emerge from Power Japan Plus about cotton-derived, carbon-fiber battery
After analyzing recent "cap-and-trade" legislation, Geoff Styles says he's left me with serious doubts about our ability to implement a fair and effective national cap-and-trade market for CO2 and other greenhouse gases within the current political environment.
Sunday night is a crowded spot on the television calendar (Mad Men & Game of Thrones), which means that in my house, the re-boot of Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson goes straight to my DVR. When I first heard that the show was being resurrected by Fox's Seth MacFarlane, I immediately began looking forward to the premiere. Show More Summary
I quite enjoyed this video from HBO's John Oliver on the Climate Change debate - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate. Oliver also got a lot of media attention down here recently after assembling a collection of video clips of PM Tony Abbott - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tony Abbott, President of the USA of Australia.