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Nuclear Power is Coming Back

By Jesse JYY In class we talked about a new generation of nuclear power plants, but is nuclear still on the table? Is it really making a comeback, only two years after the Fukushima scare? Amid consistent opposition from civil organizations and concerns over its far-reaching and lasting ecological damage when accidents occur? Yes it […]

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Transatomic Power

By Jackie C. Our discussion of new nuclear technologies finished with the dual question of what Transatomic Power (TAP) can do to encourage “what can go right” and survive “what can go wrong.” Engagement with local, state-wide, and federal regulatory policy for any nuclear venture is unavoidable, the key questions center around how much should […]

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How to best employ nuclear power and natural gas in the United States

By Jason W. Carmen Nobel’s 10/7/13 Working Knowledge article “The Case for Combating Climate Change with Nuclear Power and Fracking” highlighted Professor Lassiter’s thoughts on the role of nuclear power and natural gas and caused me to think about how to employ these abundant, more carbon friendly fuels in the context of US energy consumption.  […]

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Chile’s Electricity Conundrum

By Edward K. In discussing the Future of Chile’s Power, we did a simple calculation in class to determine the overnight cost per megawatt-hour of building a new power plant. It looks like this when assuming a 10% discount rate and an asset life of 40+ years: According to the values in the table above, […]

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