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Several thoughts in response to three nuclear-focused blog posts

By Anonymous (This was proposed as a comment/response, but I formatted it as an original post. Further discussion might follow. – John M.) This is a comment/reply/response to the three nuclear-focused blog posts. Many of the blog posts have argued that the U.S. government has a strong role to play in encouraging the growth of […]

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Impact of public perception on nuclear energy development

By Anonymous A question / concern that emerged after studying new developments in nuclear energy was how public perception and media coverage could potentially hinder the progress of such new technologies. With the resurgence of the nuclear energy debate in the public domain post-Fukushima, this post explores changes in public perception towards nuclear energy and […]

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Great hope for technical innovation in the Nuclear Industry? Not without China on-board

Great hope for technical innovation in the Nuclear Industry? Not without China on-board By Geoff Finger In early February, Duke Energy announced the closing of its Crystal River nuclear plant. Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the U.S., plans to replace the idled plant with a gas-fired power plant. Although the cause […]

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The Wind is Blowing the Wrong Way: Why the U.S. should be subsidizing new nuclear rather than wind

By David Snider In the first State of the Union speech of his second term, President Barack Obama discussed the importance of U.S. energy policy and its role in addressing climate change. During his remarks, the President used the word “energy” 18 times and highlighted the promise and accomplishments of solar, wind and natural gas.[1] […]

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