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  • Atomic Show #281 – Paris Ortiz Wines – Global Coordinator for Stand Up For Nuclear
    Paris Ortiz-Wines wants you to Stand Up for Nuclear Energy. She is the global coordinator for the annual, month-long event that includes actions in several dozen locations around the world. On this episode of the Atomic Show, Paris explains how she came to be a pro-nuclear activist, why she believes nuclear energy is an important […]
  • Economy of Scale?: Is Bigger Better?
    Pick up almost any book about nuclear energy and you will find that the prevailing wisdom is that nuclear plants must be very large in order to be competitive. This notion is widely accepted, but, if its roots are understood, it can be effectively challenged. When Westinghouse, General Electric and their international competitors first learned […]
  • Shell executives should give themselves permission to discuss clean nuclear energy
    Climate Action’s July 16 webinar announcement caught my attention and generated some surprised commentary among people who discuss energy and climate on Twitter. The headline for the event wasn’t all that special. “Rising to the Net-Zero Challenge.” Neither was the subtitle. “As we emerge from lockdown following the global health crisis, can leader...
  • Atomic Show #280 – Zion Lights – Director, Environmental Progress UK
    Zion Lights is a formally trained science communicator, author of a carefully researched book titled The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting, and an experienced environmental activist who worked for a year as a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. About a month ago, she began openly advocating for an expansion of nuclear energy as a major tool […]
  • Atomic Show #279 – Michael Shellenberger talks about Apocalypse Never
    Michael Shellenberger’s new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All has provoked numerous reactions and conversations. It is a carefully researched, 400 page work where 25% of the book is endnotes that document sources for the statements in the book. Michael is a stranger to the “go along to get along” mode of […]
  • Atomic Show #278 – Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) project partners USNC, GFP and OPG
    Global First Power (GFP), Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced that they had formed a joint venture called Global First Power Limited Partnership. That venture will build, own and operate an installation called the Micro Modular Reactor (MMR™) at the Chalk River Laboratories site. Mark Mitchell and Eric MGoey [&hellip...
  • Transcript: Atomic Show #278 – Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) project partners USNC, GFP and OPG
    Atomic Show #278 transcript, lightly edited for clarity. Intro music (00:15): Rod Adams (00:21):This is Rod Adams and it’s time for Atomic Show show number 278. Yes, these Atomic Shows are coming almost regularly these days. I guess it helps to have not only myself, but all of my guests, working from home. Today I […]
  • One vignette in radiation fear campaign
    Abject fear of radiation, even at low doses, is a root cause of the cost and schedule difficulties associated with atomic energy development and deployment. At Atomic Insights, we believe that most of the fear of low dose radiation is not only unwarranted, but it is also purposely created, taught and carefully reinforced by people. […]
  • Atomic Show #277 – Simon Wakter, pro-nuclear engineer in an ambivalent country
    Simon Wakter is a strongly pro-nuclear engineer in a country that passed a referendum officially phasing out nuclear energy since several years before he was born. He has to round up to be called a thirty-something. Simon works in the nuclear energy branch of AFRY, a well-established 17,000 employee, all-of-the-above. engineering company that recently adopted […]
  • Review: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World
    It’s clear that Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver like living on a planet populated by humans. They have produced a movie that celebrates electricity as the key enabler of the modern world that we have created. Their film challenges us to keep on building and improving our technology until everyone has abundant, reliable access to […]
  • How did leaders of the Hydrocarbon Establishment build the foundation for radiation fears?
    On December 8, 1953 President Eisenhower announced to the UN that the US knew how to harness atomic energy to produce useful power. He stated that the US was willing to widely share that knowledge. He described an especially intriguing possibility of using atomic energy to bring power to the “power-starved areas of the world.” […]
  • Atomic Show #276 – HolosGen Claudio Filippone and Chip Martin
    HolosGen has attacked the nuclear power plant cost and schedule challenge from the opposite direction chosen by many nuclear reactor developers. Claiming to be agnostic about the reactor specifics – as long as it produces reliable heat in a small-enough configuration – HolosGen founder Claudio Filippone decided to focus on radical improvements to the “balance ...
  • Atomic Show #275 – Managing advanced nuclear development during pandemic
    Managing any business is hard work, especially during a global pandemic with stay-at-home orders in place. It requires creativity and flexibility along with some amount of prior preparation. On May 11, 2020, I gathered a group of representatives from several start-up companies that are developing advanced nuclear technologies to talk about how they are making […]
  • Atomic Show #274 – Thomas Jam Pedersen, Copenhagen Atomics
    Copenhagen isn’t the first city name that comes to mind as the place to start a nuclear company. Denmark has decommissioned its last research reactor and has never had a nuclear power plant. That hasn’t deterred Thomas Jam Pedersen and his colleagues at Copenhagen Atomics. Starting a decade or more ago, they began learning about […]
  • Nuclear energy makes a cameo appearance in Jeff Gibbs’s Planet of the Humans
    Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs teamed up to produce a piercing, controversial, gut punching documentary titled Planet of the Humans. Partly as a result of the global closure of theaters, and partly as a result of wanting to make an impact on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, they released their film for free on […]

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  • U.S. nuclear capacity outages were 35% higher in summer 2020 than 2019
    U.S. nuclear capacity outages averaged 4.2 gigawatts (GW) during the summer of 2020 (June through August), nearly 35% higher than the 2.7 GW average in summer 2019. Summer nuclear outages were at their lowest level from late June to mid-July, averaging 2.3 GW. Outages significantly increased in the latter half of July, peaking in late July at 6.5 GW and peaking again in August ...
  • EIA survey of energy use by U.S. manufacturers shows increased use of natural gas, HGLs
    Preliminary results from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2018 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) show that the consumption of energy by manufacturers in the United States has continued to increase since its 2010 low. Natural gas and hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) led the increase, together accounting for more than half of the sector's energy consu...
  • Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind generation continue to fall
    According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease. Natural gas generator costs also decreased slightly in 2018.
  • U.S. natural gas exports have been declining since April
    In 2017, the United States exported more natural gas than it imported on an annual basis for the first time in nearly 60 years, making it a net natural gas exporter. Since then, U.S. net natural gas exports have more than doubled every year: from 0.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017 to 2 Bcf/d in 2018 and to 5.2 Bcf/d in 2019. Although growth in net natural gas export...
  • Fossil fuels account for the largest share of U.S. energy production and consumption
    Fossil fuels, or energy sources formed in the Earth's crust from decayed organic material, including petroleum, natural gas, and coal, continue to account for the largest share of energy production and consumption in the United States. In 2019, 80% of domestic energy production was from fossil fuels, and 80% of domestic energy consumption originated from fossil fuels.

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  • France must clean up Algerian nuclear test sites: group
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkFrance must clean up nuclear test sites in Algeria where radioactive waste remains from testing in the former colony during the 1960s, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning group said Wednesday. France carried out 17 nuclear explosions in the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert between 1960 and 1966. Eleven of the tests came after the 1962 […]https://www.defen...
  • Iran says ‘sabotage’ caused Natanz blast; IAEA head to visit to Iran on Monday
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Sunday that “sabotage” was the cause of an explosion that damaged the Natanz nuclear facility last month. “Security investigations confirm this was sabotage and what is certain is that an explosion took place in Natanz,” said spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi. “But how this explosion ...
  • From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. Here is an overview of how that process unfolded. Einstein warning In 1939, Albert Einstein signs a letter warning US president Franklin D. Roosevelt of the destructive potential of nuclear fission, which was discovered by [&hellip...
  • North Korea’s Kim says nuclear deterrent crucial
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons guarantee its safety, state media reported Tuesday, signalling once again that it will not give up its arsenal. Kim was addressing a conference of veterans on the 67th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended Korean War hostilities, the official Korean Central News Agency [&hel...
  • Pakistan ‘most improved’ country on US nuclear security index
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkA United States study on worldwide nuclear materials security for 2020 has said Pakistan is the “most improved country” after increasing its overall score by seven points. On the whole, Pakistan ranked 19 with 47 points, while India ranked one place below at 20th spot with 41 points. According to the National Threat Initiative Nuclear […...
  • US Army Awards Contract to FLIR for Nerve Agent Disclosure Spray
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkFLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has been awarded a full-rate production option worth $21.8 million on an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the United States (U.S.) Army. FLIR will deliver its Agentase™ C2 disclosure spray to detect G- and V-series nerve agents, highly toxic chemical warfare agents. The contr...
  • Kim’s sister says ‘no need’ for another US-N. Korea summit
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was “no need” for another summit with the United States unless Washington offered a “decisive change” in approach. Kim and US President Donald Trump first met in Singapore two years ago but talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have been stalled since th...
  • Mysterious damage to Iran nuclear site: what we know
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAccident or Israeli sabotage? A mysterious incident in the early hours of Thursday, July 2, badly damaged a building at Iran’s Natanz nuclear complex and sparked speculation over the cause. The incident came at the end of a week marked by two explosions in Tehran, including one near a military site. Officials said the blasts […]https://www.def...
  • Iran reports ‘accident’ at nuclear site, warns enemies
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkTehran on Thursday reported an “accident” at Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran, saying there were no casualties or radioactive pollution, and warned foes — especially Israel — against hostile actions. There was “no nuclear material (at the damaged warehouse) and no potential of pollution,” the spokesman for Iran&rsq...
  • F-15E officially first compatible fighter for B61-12 nuclear bomb
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe F-15E Strike Eagle has officially become the first fully compatible fighter aircraft to carry and deploy the latest variant of the United States Air Force’s (USAF) air-dropped nuclear munition – the B61-12. In a media release on Twitter dated June 9th, Sandia National Labs stated that “Years of preparation have culminated in two test ...

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  • Tickd launches to transform the way small businesses interact with the energy market
    Nottingham, UK – 16th Sept 2020: Tickd, powered by ENSEK, launches the first fully digital switching and energy account service for small businesses. Customers can get a quote, select their supplier and tariff, then switch their energy in the space of 90 seconds. Tickd is fully integrated with ENSEK’s Software as a Service platform, the company and technology behind...
  • InfoSaaS and Axora partner to transform the processes and costs of ISO management system certifications for oil, gas and mining sectors
    Cloud-based solution enable remote audits for far-flung, difficult-to-reach or even quarantined sites London – 15th September 2020 – InfoSaaS and Axora have concluded a partnership agreement intended to transform the processes and costs of achieving and retaining information security, data protection and business compliance ISO management system certifications for c...
  • Noesis Low-Code Solutions excelling in the Netherlands
    Noesis is fuelling Digital Transformation by offering 6 (Proof of Concept) based on OutSystems technology International tech consulting company Noesis continues to expand its presence in the Netherlands, strongly supported on Low-Code Solutions and OutSystems technology. Noesis and OutSystems have a long-lasting partnership, since 2008, with Noesis consistently reinforcing its ...
  • WEBS onshore wind industry report delivers insights to drive more profitable O&M strategies
    Launched today, the WEBS Annual Publication 2020 has unveiled a number of critical deep dive insights into the onshore wind industry that will have a major impact on owner/operators driving better returns on asset O&M during the year ahead. The WEBS report analyses three years’ worth of data from 75 windfarms located throughout eight countries totalling more than 2GW ...
  • Natural Power opens 12th global office – Colorado
    Natural Power, a leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has opened its 12th global office, located in Golden, Colorado. This is the company’s third North American location adding to New York and Seattle. Initially, there will be four keys members of the team here supporting clients in both solar and onshore wind sectors: Chris Mertes (PE), Head of Advi...
  • Natural Power advises Crédit Mutuel Equity in aventron deal
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical adviser to the French private equity specialist Crédit Mutuel Equity for its CHF 30 million acquisition of aventron’s renewable energy portfolio consisting of a large number of wind, solar and hydro assets located throughout six European countries. Natural Power’s...
  • ENSEK expands into Europe with acquisition of NrgFin
    Nottingham, UK – 5th August 2020: ENSEK, the leading software supplier to UK energy providers, today announced the acquisition of NrgFin, a Benelux-based consultancy and data analytics company. The deal is part of ENSEK’s growth strategy to expand into new international territories within Western Europe, as well as pursuing wider growth opportunities in the UK. With...
  • Natural Power appointed as owner's engineer for Llwyndyrus solar
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed as owner’s engineer following completion of the EPC contract procurement services which it delivered for the 6MW Llwyndyrus solar farm in conjunction with (and on behalf of) the project owner, Blackfinch Energy. The project is located near Pwlheli in Gwynedd, Wales. Natural Power ...
  • Survey reveals 86% of UK businesses expect cyber attacks to increase in next 12 months
    Phishing attacks are regarded as the greatest cyber threat 15 July 2020: In a survey of UK cyber security, IT and business professionals, 86% of businesses expect cyber threats to increase over the next 12 months. The survey, commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, also reveals that 44% of organisations have experienced a cyber attack over the last year – and alarmingly,...
  • Controllis delivers a unique solution for easy renewables upgrades of telecoms exchanges
    Innovative solution improves reliability, cuts costs and delivers greener networks Fixed and broadband telecoms operators can now quickly and easily upgrade their legacy exchanges to use renewable energy sources, thanks to the new SMART EXCHANGE POWER solution from Controllis. Switching to renewables will make the exchanges more reliable while cutting energy costs and reducing ...
  • Informing Post-COVID-19 Economic Decision Making
    Iotics announces founding membership of Emergent Alliance July 10, 2020 Iotics is one of the founding members of the Emergent Alliance, a not-for-profit community to better inform the future economic decision making of governments, corporations and organizations post-COVID-19. Alongside fellow members such as Rolls-Royce, IBM, Microsoft, Google Cloud and the Open Data Institute...
  • Cut Carbon Not Forests: Hard-Hitting Campaign Urges UK Policymakers To Build A True Clean Energy Economy And End Dirty Biomass Subsidies
    Environmental advocacy groups join forces in fresh appeal for MPs to redirect biomass subsidies towards truly clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind LONDON (22 June, 2020) – A coalition of environmental advocacy groups have launched Cut Carbon Not Forests, a hard-hitting campaign to expose the UK’s wasteful subsidies for companies that burn trees for...
  • The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK Securely Connects Centrica Field Engineers To What They Need
    Employees use modern applications on connected devices to improve customer service and efficiency. See full video here BRACKNELL, UK. 16th June 2020 – With the new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and Windows 10 Pro, Centrica has taken its tradition of service excellence to the next level – the cloud – and transformed the working...
  • Smarter Choices launches pilot digital platform enabling UK SMEs to improve energy efficiency
    London, UK June 16th, 2020 The Smarter Choices consortium launches a pilot aimed at UK manufacturing SMEs to overcome current barriers to energy efficiency after successfully winning Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funding [1]. The programme will offer a one-stop-shop in the form of a digital platform, showcasing results from independent energy as...
  • RiskIQ announces investment from National Grid Partners
    Strategic alliance will expand attack surface management to new markets London, UK – June 4, 2020 — RiskIQ, the world leader in attack surface management, today is pleased to announce an investment from National Grid Partners (NGP), the venture and innovation arm of British multinational utility company National Grid plc. This funding will enable RiskIQ to bring its...
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