Nuclear Energy


Dan Reed

Failure to Act Has Major Consequences for Nuclear Energy Industry

Quando omni flunkus moritati. That’s pseudo-Latin for “When all else fails, play dead.” And it’s the motto from The Possum Lodge, a rundown hunting club/hangout for an eclectic band of Canadian oddballs who populated the cult-hit The Red Green Show (shown in the U.S. on PBS stations.) But Quando omni flunkus moritatati just as easily […]

RP Siegel

World’s Largest Nuclear Utility Pulls Out of U.S. Market

We’ve all heard that “money talks” and “actions speak louder than words.” So when big money takes action regarding future investments, we are wise to pay attention. That exactly what happened recently when the French utility giant EDF decided to divest its share in the three American nuclear power plants owned by its Constellation Energy […]

EnergyViewpoints

Energy News: Aggies Plan Center for Speeding Solar Energy Projects

In this week’s energy news, the Texas Aggies plan one of the world’s largest research sites for solar energy, and a poll finds small business in support of moving toward renewable energy.

EnergyViewpoints

Energy Week: Meet the ‘eGallon,’ and Energy from Kelp

Last week’s energy headlines featured a new government initiative to encourage alternative-fuel vehicles, a military study on natural gas generators and a business that thinks seaweed can be a source of energy. Also, a new documentary on nuclear energy is stirring some interesting – even heated – discussion.

RP Siegel

Is the New Energy Secretary a Few Shades Greener Than We Thought?

Ernest Moniz will likely have more than his fair share of both opportunities and challenges as he begins his tenure as the 13th Secretary of Energy. His term began on a high note as he received a check for $465 million from Tesla, as repayment for a DOE loan, which was repaid nine years early. […]

Dan Reed

Energy Industry Needs to Think About Its Message to Young People

Maybe it’s time for a concert benefitting and supporting the energy industry. It worked 34 years ago this September for those who wanted to truncate – and end if possible – the use of nuclear reactors to produce electricity in this nation. Back in the fall of 1979, I was entering my senior year of […]

RP Siegel

Shifting Energy Landscape Makes for a Roller Coaster Ride

If it were a piece of music, it would be a fugue, with strains of melody drifting in and out, some rising, some falling, sometimes creating harmony, other times discord. I am referring, of course, to our energy landscape. It is truly all over the place. Consider the following “strains of melody” and how they […]

EnergyViewpoints

Natural Gas, Nuclear Most Economic Sources For Power Generation

Today, the 34 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – primarily North America, U.S. and Europe – and the rest of the world consume about the same levels of electricity. It’s a given that demand for electricity will continue to grow. However, electricity demand is projected to increase by 150 […]

Reg Rowe

Nuclear Export System Major Disadvantage to U.S. Companies

The U.S. nuclear export control system is a major competitive disadvantage to U.S. energy companies and manufacturers as they compete with companies in nuclear supplier nations including France, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Russian Federation. That is according to a recent report produced by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LP, one of the […]