Tag Archives: public perception

Growing New Nuclear: What role should the U.S. government play?

By Seth Transatomic Power stands at a crossroads: Do they stay the course and build their operations in the United States or do they go abroad to more favorable regulatory environments? Our class guest, Mr. Wilcox, indicated his strong preference for the former, which seems to be a personal motivation rather than a business decision. […]

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Frack Yes or No? The 4 Greatest Public Risks of Fracking Compared to Conventional Gas

By Jeremy D. Politics isn’t the only divisive game in town. A 2013 Pew Poll shows Americans are split on their energy too – with 49% opposed to fracking and 44% in favor. But is the visceral anti-fracking public stigma rooted in valid concerns? I’ll briefly explore the four largest fracking risks and how they […]

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What do Wal-Mart and McDonalds have in common?

By N.R. Wal-Mart and McDonalds have many things in common that most Americans know about. They are both huge American companies that operate around the world and that thrive on affordability for their customers. Wal-Mart and McDonalds are both publicly traded and have historically outperformed the market during economic downturns. However, what some people (myself […]

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Community Sustainability Harvard GreenCampus.

By Sachin Desai Hello IBEE Class, It was great seeing you all today.  It’s fitting to have this great session just after yesterday’s Earth Day!  If the best at Harvard don’t act on climate change and other environmental challenges, future IBEE classes may have to be held underwater.  I learned a lot from this course and […]

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Short-termism and the Time Horizon Problem

By Rick Kjellberg Much is already written about how the incessant pace of the quarterly earnings cycle has created excessive emphasis on short-term results to the detriment of companies’ long-term sustainability and growth. While chasing earnings, most corporate executives have simply complained about the process, but some have earned prison sentences after ‘borrowing’ tomorrow’s receivables […]

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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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