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  • 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 […]
  • Atomic Show #273 – Liz Muller, Deep Isolation
    Liz Muller is a co-founder and the CEO of Deep Isolation, a company that makes the modest claim of having invented a solution to nuclear waste. The politically unsolved waste issue has plagued nuclear energy development since the mid 1970s. That was when it became abundantly clear that the original plan to recycle used fuel […]
  • Atomic Show #272 – Karnfull Energi
    Karnfull Energi is a young company that is successfully proving that nuclear energy is more popular than politicians believe. They have created the world’s first 100% nuclear energy offering. Customers have responded with their wallets, showing they are willing to pay a modest premium for higher quality electricity. People are shopping at Karfull’s online store. [&h...
  • Atomic Show #271 – Improving Nuclear Cost and Schedule Performance
    One of the most persistent arguments against the rapid deployment of nuclear energy is that projects are too expensive and take too long to complete. Based on the performance of the few nuclear plants that have begun construction in the West during this century, it’s hard to disagree. But there is solid evidence from projects […]
  • X-300 Blazing a Different Kind of Trail in Smaller Nuclear Reactor Development
    GEH spent about half a billion dollars designing, testing and certifying the ESBWR. Despite that investment, the 1,520 MWe Enhanced, Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design documents are just gathering dust with no active projects in sight. GEH is a joint venture between US-based GE, a $95 billion annual revenue conglomerate and Hitachi, a Japanese […]
  • Atomic Show #270 – Fastest Path to Zero
    Suzanne (Suzy) Hobbs Baker serves as the Creative Director for Fastest Path to Zero. I recently spoke with Suzy and Steve Aplin, a consultant to the Canadian nuclear industry and frequent Atomic Show guest, about the work that Fastest Path to Zero has done and plans to do in the near future. Fastest Path to […]
  • Atomic Show #269 – Robert Bryce, A Question of Power
    In the modern world, countries need a reliable electricity grid to prosper. Globally, demand for electricity is growing as a result of population growth, new ways to use electricity, and the effort to spread access to electrical power to a greater portion of the world’s population. For the past four years, Robert Bryce has been […]
  • Atomic Show #268 – Jigar and Jake
    Oklo Power recently announced that it had filed the first non-light water reactor combined license application ever submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Their 1.5 MWe fast spectrum, passively safe reactor represents a complete paradigm shift for nuclear energy. It’s not a big, slow to build, hugely expensive project requiring complex financing structures. It&rs...
  • Oklo has filed first combined license application (COLA) with the NRC since 2009
    Oklo, Inc. announced yesterday that its combined license application (COLA) to build and operate an Aurora at INL was undergoing acceptance review at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Key project specifics Oklo’s Aurora is a 1.5 MWe liquid metal fast reactor with heat pipes to move fission heat out of the reactor core and into the […]

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  • Canada is the largest source of U.S. energy imports
    Canada is the largest source of U.S. energy imports and the second-largest destination for U.S. energy exports behind only Mexico. Energy is an important component of trade between Canada and the United States. In 2019, based on the latest annual Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) data from the U.S. Census Bureau, energy accounted for US $85 billion, or 27%, of ...
  • Lower crude oil prices will mean less exploration and development
    According to the financial reports analyzed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), global expenditures related to oil and natural gas exploration and development (E&D) increased $42 billion (13%) for 102 publicly traded oil companies in 2019, totaling $361 billion. As a result of significant crude oil price declines in 2020, however, global proved reserves wil...
  • U.S. natural gas storage capacity remained relatively unchanged in 2019
    Underground natural gas storage capacity in the Lower 48 states has remained relatively flat since 2012. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) measures working natural gas storage capacity in two ways: design capacity and demonstrated peak capacity. Both measures of capacity were relatively unchanged in 2019; design capacity declined 0.4% and demonstrated peak capaci...
  • Renewable diesel drives growth in 2019 biomass-based diesel imports
    U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, grew 26% in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day (b/d), reversing three years of decline. Imports of biomass-based diesel increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore.
  • U.S. customers experienced an average of nearly six hours of power interruptions in 2018
    Interruptions in electricity service vary in frequency and duration across the nearly 3,000 electric distribution systems in the United States. Power interruptions are caused by many factors, including weather, vegetation patterns, and utility practices. In 2018, power outage durations for U.S. electricity customers averaged 5.8 hours per customer.

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  • US indicts NKoreans, Chinese over $2.5 bn network to dodge sanctions
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese on Thursday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of dollars through global banks to avoid nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang. The network processed more than $2.5 billion through over 250 front companies across Thailand, Libya, Austria, Russia, China and Kuwait to evade [...
  • Germany’s SPD seeks scrapping of US nuclear arms shield
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkLeft-leaning allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives launched an offensive on Sunday calling for the withdrawal of US nuclear arms in Germany. Two senior figures in the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the junior partner in the government coalition, voiced strong opposition to the weapons. “Nuclear arms on German soil do not str...
  • Russia Threatens Massive Response if US Deploys Low-Yield Nukes on Subs
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkRussia is warning that any U.S. attempt to use a low-yield nuclear weapon against a Russian target would set off a massive nuclear response. The Russian foreign ministry was reacting to a State Department paper released last week that says placing low-yield nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles launched from submarines would counter what it sees […]...
  • Nuclear powers express full support for non-proliferation treaty
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkTop diplomats from the US, China, Britain, France and Russia on Tuesday expressed full support for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), marking half a century since the document came into force. “Today, 50 years later, we celebrate the immeasurable contributions this landmark treaty has made to the security and prosperity of ...
  • US military plans portable mini nuclear power plants
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe US military said Monday they are planning to deploy a miniature nuclear generator that can be carried in a freight truck and could power a remote base indefinitely. The US Defense Department awarded three contracts for the engineering design of the mobile reactors, targeting a one to five megawatt capacity. The project, dubbed Pele, […]https://w...
  • US Seeks to Maintain Credible Nuclear Deterrent
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States maintains a robust nuclear arsenal that consists of ground-based, air-launched and sea-launched weapons. Together, it’s commonly called the “nuclear triad,” and it remains the centerpiece of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. The triad is fast approaching the end of its service life and must quickly be replaced before it’...
  • Stratcom Commander: Failing to Replace Nuclear Triad Akin to Disarmament
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkWith both Russia and China making great advances in their strategic weapons arsenals, the U.S. must update its nuclear triad or risk the prospect of existing systems needing to be dismantled due to age — an outcome tantamount to disarmament, a top Navy official said. “When we talk about the modernization of the triad, what […]https://www...
  • Iran nuclear deal commission meets to try to save accord
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe remaining parties to the faltering Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Wednesday in their first gathering after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process over Tehran’s successive pullbacks. The meeting comes as the parties try to find a way to save the landmark 2015 agreement, which has been crumbling since the […]https:/...
  • US Reserve Soldiers training to save lives from chemical disasters
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkCAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait: As the sun rises over the CENTCOM area of operations, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers receive an exercise mission brief from Christian Miles, Area Support Group – Kuwait Fire Department assistant chief of training. “A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device carrying hazardous materials has made it to the Camp Arifjan main fir...
  • NATO Chief Rejects Macron Call to Put French Nukes at Center of European Strategy
    DefenceTalkDefenceTalkNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg dismissed calls by French President Emmanuel Macron to put France’s nuclear deterrence at the center of European defense strategy, saying the United States and Britain already provide an effective security umbrella. “We have to remember that we have a European nuclear deterrent today — 28 allies del...

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  • 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...
  • Natural Power advises Green Investment Group on trio of Nordic wind projects
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence on behalf of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) for a trio of Nordic wind projects. GIG has reached financial close on the portfolio of onshore wind farms: 43 MW Hornamossen wind farm located in Sweden’s Jönköping municipality 47 MW Tysvaer ...
  • Natural Power expands offshore
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Rick Campbell as Head of Offshore to lead the development of the offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. He is joined by Erlend Christiansen as Offshore Consents Lead in Ireland. Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power, added: &ldqu...
  • HomeGrid Forum showcased further advances in the smart grid sector with the latest applications at IEEE ISPLC
    Beaverton, US, 18 May 2020: HomeGrid Forum is continuing to drive forward developments of technology that will revolutionize the future of Smart Cities. At the virtual 24th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC), HomeGrid Forum’s Marcos Martinez, Chair of the Contributions Working Group, unveiled the Forum’s latest work on advancing G...
  • Rolls-Royce signs Iotics to power its Digital Twin Technology
    Rolls-Royce Power Systems adopts Iotics’ operating environment and toolset to expand its digital ecosystem and deliver Customer Service 4.0 14 May 2020: Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, has selected Iotics’ technology to enable digital solutions with asset-focused digital twins. Iotics’ technology delivers Rolls-Royce the capability to unlock over 200 ...
  • Natural Power bolsters renewable heat team
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Louise Waters as a renewable heat engineer to support clients at all stages of the project lifecycle, providing expert advice and analysis in support of the development of district heating and renewable heat generation projects. Louise holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineerin...
  • Natural Power SVP to co-chair wind resource conference
    Holly Burnett PE, Senior Vice President at Natural Power, a leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, is set to co-chair the AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference 2020 which takes please on September 29 – 30 in Minneapolis, MN. Holly will co-chair the event with Dr. Chris Ziesler, Global Director at Energy Services Renewables UL LL...
  • Reducing data centre energy costs a top priority according to 49% in Secure I.T. Environments Poll
    Infrastructure investment to continue over the coming years with High Performance Computing, AI and Edge data centres all on the shopping list, and 29% planning to relocate data centres in 2020. 7 April 2020 – London, UK – A new poll from Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies for modular and containerised data centres...
  • Leading Turkish utility company digitalises operations with Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets
    Turkish electricity company Dicle Elektrik adopts fully-rugged TOUGHBOOK tablets to improve processes for its field workers in the most challenging conditions. BRACKNELL, UK. 24th March 2020 – Dicle Elektrik, the Turkish electricity provider, has equipped its field service workers with approximately 1,500 TOUGHBOOK M1 devices to increase its service quality and improve pr...
  • HomeGrid Forum welcomes E.ON as a new Promoter member, as the alliance drives forward developments for the future of Smart Grids
    Major energy supplier is set to strengthen HomeGrid Forum’s mission for the Smart Grid and Smart City markets Beaverton, Oregon, 23 March 2020: HomeGrid Forum today announced that global energy service provider E.ON has joined the alliance, as it continues to promote and develop its work across an ever-widening portfolio including the Smart City and Smart Grid market...
  • Clarios Bolsters Commitment to Corporate Sustainability by Joining the UN Global Compact
    Milwaukee, WI – Clarios, a leader in advanced energy storage solutions, has joined the United Nations Global Compact – a voluntary initiative that encourages companies to develop, implement and disclose responsible business practices. By joining the compact, Clarios pledges to lead on 10 universal sustainability principles and uphold responsibilities in four areas: ...
  • Natural Power advises on Irish wind deal
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical advisor to Greencoat Capital for its recent acquisition of Letteragh Wind Farm in the west of Ireland. David Dunne, Operations Manager at Natural Power Ireland and due diligence lead for the project said: “This project represents a further expansion of Greencoat Renewables&rsq...
  • Natural Power advises Gresham House on solar deal
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical adviser to the specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House for its acquisition of Bumpers solar farm from developer, Anesco. During the acquisition process, Natural Power provided technical due diligence and energy yield assessment services. Silvia Raineri, Solar PV consultan...
  • Energy2market and Deutsche Post to Optimise Power Procurement and Energy Use at Logistics Sites
    Conclusion of the government-subsidised research project TRADE EV In cooperation with Deutsche Post AG and its subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH, Energy2market GmbH (e2m) has developed options with a view to optimising power procurement and the use of energy at selected logistics sites with e-vehicles. The results of the TRADE EV[1] research project, which is subsidised by the Fede...
  • Natural Power approved as a NYSERDA FlexTech consultant in New York
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been approved by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a FlexTech consultant to help businesses plan clean energy strategies. Serving all counties in New York State, Natural Power is approved to provide consultancy services in the areas of technical support and clea...
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