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Transatomic Power – Anatomy of Next

Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a venture capital-funded start-up based on research conducted at MIT. Along with Mark Massie, the other co-founder, Dewan is exploring a design that uses a molten salt...Show More Summary

Positive effects of low dose radiation – Dr. Jerry Cuttler via Go Nuclear

The Positive Effects of Low Level Radiation – Jerry Cuttler, Nuclear Engineer from Mx2 Media Production on Vimeo. Dr. Jerry Cuttler has spent a substantial portion of the past 20 years delving into the topic of the health effects of low dose radiation. Show More Summary

Radiation Visible

If you think about nuclear energy, you’re bound to run into a lot of anti-nuclear chatter. Most of it is exceptionally dumbbell in nature, uninformed and trying to gin up fear where there need be no fear. It’s the kind of thing thatShow More Summary

Arnie Gundersen tells tall tales to 1600 chiropractors

The email introducing the below video included the following description. The attached film is so ridiculous and the author is an idiot. The second clause of that sentence is not quite true; the author is an intelligent man who has created a few tall tales for a nefarious purpose. Show More Summary

New England Clean Energy Council hopeful about nuclear – ten years from now

An article in the Berkshire (MA) Eagle News titled New England Clean Energy Council hopes for renewable energy push from candidates appeared in my Google News Alert on “new nuclear power plants” this morning. If you follow that link and begin reading, you might wonder how Google found this article. Show More Summary

Disneyland 3-14 – Our Friend, The Atom

On Sunday, January 23, 1957, a large American audience gathered around their television sets to watch the weekly episode of Disneyland, a popular show created and hosted by Walt Disney in return for an investment from ABC that he used to build Disneyland. Show More Summary

In Virginia, No Debate on Nuclear Energy

The physical presentation of the Virginia Senatorial debate this past weekend wasn’t all that polished – it didn’t really need to be - but Sen. Mark Warner (D) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie certainly were on their respective games. Show More Summary

Cascading Ironies and the Nuclear Green Option

Kids today! From the Daily Trojan, the paper of the University of Southern California: Nuclear power production has rapidly grown since the 1930s … Indeed it has. They don’t reference President Roosevelt’s famous “We have nothing to fear but a nuclear-free future” speech, but otherwise, all systems go. Show More Summary

How Wolves Change Rivers

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

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

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 electricity, clean heat, and clean transportation fuel. Show More Summary

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...Show More Summary

Humans Need Not Apply

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

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.

Amory Lovins-speak: Three misleading statements in a 15 second sound bite

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

Transatomic Snags $2 Million Investment from FF Science for New Reactor Design

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

Why Closing Indian Point In Summer is Like Shutting Down Mariano Rivera

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

Aligning the Nuclear Energy Industry on Social Media

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

Energy Scalability and Carbon Reduction

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

NEI's Lipman Testifies on Future of International Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

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

EPA's CO2 Rule and the Back Door to Cap & Trade

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

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