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  • Nucleating our carbon-managed future
    If you’ve studied chemistry, you’ll know that the nucleation point describes the start of a change in physical state, such as from a solid to a liquid, or liquid to gas. Water starting to crystallize into ice nucleates where the first H2O molecules reorganize as a solid. We’re seeing a similar transformation of human society—forced […]
  • Five Myths about the Lone Star Blackout
    By Meredith Angwin When we hear something terrible has happened to someone we know, we are concerned for them. We are worried.  We want to help.  And let’s face it, we are also concerned that something like that might happen to US.   Our self-concern often takes the form of a list: “All the reasons […]
  • Atomic Show #291 – Kalev Kallemets, Fermi Energia
    Fermi Energia is an Estonian company whose mission is to provide its home country with an independent, clean, safe and affordable electricity production system by 2035. That system will be anchored by base supply from small modular nuclear reactors. It is a lofty mission for a small company in a country whose land mass and […]
  • Preliminary lessons available to be learned from Feb 2021 extended cold spell
    A large number of “hot takes” are appearing now that the cold wave that began arriving on Feb 11, 2021 has moved into areas where sub-freezing temperatures in Feb are normal. If the politically charged nature of the takes could be harnessed, the energy released would be able to keep quite a few homes supplied […]
  • South Texas Project Unit 1 tripped at 0537 on Feb 15, 2021
    Update: South Texas Project Unit 1 started up during the afternoon of Feb 17. Vicki Rowland, lead for internal communications at STP Nuclear Operating Company, stated that the plant was connected to the grid at 2107 (9:07 pm central time). It began a steady ascent to 100% power. The NRC’s Power Reactor Status Report for […]
  • Atomic Show #290 – Myrto Tripathi, Voices of Nuclear
    Nuclear energy professionals are credible sources of information about a powerful technology that can help address climate change and contribute to humanity’s development. Voices of Nuclear is an international non-profit group that seeks to empower nuclear supporters, both professionals in the industry and allies outside of the industry, with tools, organization and effec...
  • Change is in the wind: Commencing a new phase as a Venture Capitalist
    Atomic energy is a tool that is capable of helping address some of humanity’s most wicked challenges. Clean, abundant, reliable and affordable power makes everything we do a little easier and is becoming increasing urgent in the era of climate change. Unfortunately, atomic energy is a long way from reaching its potential or even achieving […]
  • Atomic Show #289 – All Reactors Large and Small
    Pro-nuclear advocates generally agree that there is a large and growing need for new nuclear power plants to meet energy demands with less impact on the planet and its atmosphere. There is frequent, sometimes passionate discussion about the most appropriate reactor sizes, technologies and specific uses. Atomic Show #289 is a lively discussion among some […]
  • Atomic Show #288 – Per Peterson, CNO, Kairos Power
    Kairos Power Is developing a truly new nuclear fission power technology. Their KP-FHR (Kairos Power – Fluoride Salt Cooled, High Temperature Reactor) combines the solid fuel form usually associated with gas-cooled reactors with the fluoride molten salt often associated with fluid-fuel reactors. For Atomic Show #288, my guest was Dr. Per Peterson, Kairos Power’s chie...
  • Kenneth Pitzer blamed AEC advisors for slow power reactor development
    During the Atomic Energy Commission’s (AEC) earliest years, the General Advisory Committee was sometimes viewed as a source of discouraging, delaying advice. Made up of selected members of the scientific establishment, the group habitually sought more studies and inserted costly delays aimed at making the perfect next step instead of taking steps that were good […]
  • Why did the US Atomic Energy Commission kill Daniels Pile in 1947?
    In January 1947, after more than a year of focused public attention and debate, the civilian U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) took control of all atomic energy matters from the Manhattan District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This takeover was a major victory for the atomic scientists and others who worked diligently to […]
  • How did an oil shale investor hamstring his atomic energy competition? (Ancient but impactful smoking gun)
    During the contentious effort that resulted in passage of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, Sen Eugene D. Milliken (R-CO) played an important role in establishing an attempted US government monopoly over all atomic energy information. During the House-Senate conference committee to resolve differences between versions of the bill passed by the two legislative bodies, […]
  • Improved atomic energy offers a pathway that Princeton’s Net Zero America failed to acknowledge
    Princeton’s Net Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure and Impacts charts five challenging, tortuous, investment-intensive paths to “net-zero” by 2050. A presentation that contains 345 slides of text, colorful graphs and wide area maps provides details about the selected scenarios. The Princeton research team promises peer-reviewe...
  • Adams Engines™: Design Concepts
    In the spring of 1991, I began contemplating ways to combine the benefits of gas turbine power plants with the incredible advantages of nuclear fuels like uranium, plutonium and thorium. That effort has continued sporadically for many years with many interesting impacts on my life. It was impetus for a small modular reactor start-up company […]
  • Will heavy nitrogen become a widely used fission reactor coolant?
    Heavy nitrogen has the potential to become as important to the future of atomic fission power system development as heavy water has been up until now. That’s a bold statement, so let me explain why I believe it’s true. Are any nitrogen cooled reactors being used today? One nuclear fission power system – the US […]

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  • The number of producing U.S. coal mines fell in 2020
    By the end of 2020, the number of producing coal mines in the United States fell to 551 mines, the lowest number since U.S. coal production peaked in 2008. In 2020, 40 coal mines were opened or reactivated, and 151 mines were idled or closed. This overall decrease resulted in an 18% annual decline in the total number of producing coal mines from 2019 and a 62% decline since 200...
  • U.S. renewable diesel capacity could increase due to announced and developing projects
    U.S. production capacity for renewable diesel could increase significantly through 2024, based on several announcements for projects that either are currently under construction or could be in development soon. This growth is driven by higher state and federal targets for renewable fuel, favorable tax credits, and the conversion of existing petroleum refineries into renewable d...
  • Renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020
    In 2020, renewable energy sources (including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy) generated a record 834 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the United States. Only natural gas (1,617 billion kWh) produced more electricity than renewables in the United States in 2020. Renewables surpassed both nucle...
  • U.S. liquefied natural gas exports grew to record highs in the first half of 2021
    U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued to grow in the first six months of 2021, averaging 9.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This average marks an increase of 42%, or 2.8 Bcf/d, compared with the same period in 2020 (according to the U.S. Department of Energy's LNG Monthly reports and our estimates for June 2021, based on shipping data from Bloomberg Finance...
  • In 2020, the United States produced the least CO2 emissions from energy in nearly 40 years
    In 2020, as the country responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020 was an 11% decrease from 2019, the largest annual decrease on record, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Our new U.S. CO2 emissions from energy consumption by sou...

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  • Iran’s Raisi calls for effective nuclear talks, rules out Biden meet
    DefenceTalkIran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his first news conference since winning election last week. Raisi also ruled out meeting US President Joe Biden but said there were “no obstacles” to resuming diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, the Sunni-ruled regional riv...
  • China says radiation levels normal at Taishan nuclear plant
    DefenceTalkChina said Tuesday radiation levels remained normal at one of its nuclear power plants and there were no safety concerns, after the station’s French operator reported a gas build-up. “There is no abnormality in the radiation levels around the nuclear power plant, and safety is guaranteed,” said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. CNN reported ea...
  • Nuclear weapons spending swelled $1.4 bn amid pandemic: report
    DefenceTalkEven as the pandemic raged and economies around the world were devastated, nuclear-armed countries last year increased spending on atomic weapon arsenals by 1.4 billion dollars, campaigners said Monday. In a fresh report, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) detailed how the world’s nine nuclear-armed states continued to swell their spen...
  • Iran says 60% enrichment response to Israel’s ‘nuclear terrorism’
    DefenceTalkIran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the decision to boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent was a response to arch-foe Israel’s “nuclear terrorism” against its Natanz facility. Tehran starting up advanced centrifuges and producing more highly refined uranium “is a response to your malice”, Rouhani said in a message aimed ...
  • Enrichment, sabotage cast shadow over new Iran nuclear talks
    DefenceTalkTalks to save the Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna Thursday amid new tensions, with Tehran preparing to ramp up uranium enrichment in response to an attack on a facility it blamed on arch-foe Israel. After a positive first round of negotiations aimed at resurrecting the 2015 agreement scuttled by Donald Trump, Iran’s push towards […]
  • UK to increase nuclear stockpile: reports
    DefenceTalkBritain is to announce an increase to its nuclear weapons stockpile as part of a wide-ranging review of security, defence and foreign policy, two newspapers said on Monday. The Guardian and The Sun said in their online editions that the country would look to raise the number of warheads from 180 to 260 by the […]
  • Iran rules out nuclear deal meeting, says time not ‘suitable’
    DefenceTalkIran on Sunday dismissed Europe’s offer for an informal meeting involving the United States on the troubled 2015 nuclear deal, saying the time is not “suitable” as Washington has failed to lift sanctions. The European Union’s political director earlier this month proposed the informal meeting involving all parties of the Vienna deal, a proposi...
  • Iran renews call to US to lift all sanctions imposed by Trump
    DefenceTalkIran on Friday renewed its call for the US to lift all sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump, after an offer for talks from new President Joe Biden’s administration. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Iran would “immediately reverse” its retaliatory measures if the US lifts “all sanctions imposed, re-imposed or re-...
  • Algerian general says France must take responsibility for nuke sites
    DefenceTalkFrance must “shoulder its historic responsibilities” for 1960s nuclear test sites in Algeria, a senior Algerian military official said in the influential army monthly El Djeich, published Sunday. France carried out 17 nuclear explosions in the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert between 1960 and 1966. Eleven of the tests came after the 1962 Evian […...
  • US extends New START nuclear treaty with Russia as rifts rise
    DefenceTalkUS President Joe Biden’s administration Wednesday extended the New START nuclear treaty with Russia by five years, saying it hoped to prevent an arms race despite rising tensions with Moscow, including over its imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. One day before the treaty was set to expire, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the […]

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  • Bamboo Systems Models How to Reduce Data Center Carbon Footprint with Arm Servers
    Bamboo’s new whitepaper crunches the numbers on x86 powered data centers vs those utilizing Arm servers CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND AND SAN JOSE, CA – July 13, 2021 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based, enterprise-classed servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today released a whitepaper &ldquo...
  • Newable Finance brokerage launches Renewable Energy Finance solution ahead of UK governments plan for Net Zero
    Newable Finance have announced the launch of a brand-new Renewable Energy Finance team which will be headed up by Chris Russell, Head of Renewable Energy. Chris brings a decade of specialist experience in the sector. The sector will be a major growth area as businesses look to invest in more energy-efficient methods from both a financial and environmental prospective. Newable F...
  • Greentech firm Qualus secures additional £1 Million financing
    With patented polymer Sfere technology, Qualus is helping tanneries around the world reduce water consumption by up to 40% and chemicals by up to 15% LONDON – Qualus, the leading provider of sustainable solutions to the leather industry, has secured £1 million of financing in a round led by Irrus Investments, an Ireland based angel syndicate. Co-investors in the rou...
  • New survey shows 'Big Six' losing ground as challenger brands shake up the energy sector
    Big Six have lost 8 percent of market to challenger brands in three years Good customer service still the key to consumer trust Price remains the most important factor when choosing to switch provider Green credentials increasingly important for consumers wanting to switch 70 percent of 18-34 year olds want energy conservation advice Email still customers’ preferred chann...
  • Housing Technology Launches Transformative ‘Housing On Demand’ Streaming Platform - Launch Comment by Midge Ure (Musician), Lord John Bird (Big Issue)
    A new ‘on-demand’ streaming app is being launched by Housing Technology, the UK’s leading technology information service and broadcaster for the UK housing sector. The Housing Technology On-Demand app will deliver the expertise of technology leaders from the world of housing to those working in the sector around the clock. Topics range from the future of 3D pr...
  • Bullfinch AG and Aquila Capital launch Joint Investment Vehicle for energy-efficient assets
    Aquila Capital and bullfinch are pleased to announce the launch of a strategic joint investment vehicle intended to invest in energy efficiency assets across Europe. By combining Aquila Capital’s leading investment experience in real assets and renewable energy, with bullfinch’s unique expertise in decentralized renewable projects and next-gen technology platform, t...
  • Speedcast Selected to Expand Connectivity Solution to Future-Proof Stena Drilling Fleet
    Investment in digital transformation driving communications design enhancements for global drilling assets Aberdeen, United Kingdom — April 13, 2021 — Speedcast, the world’s most trusted communications and IT services provider, has announced it has secured a five-year contract with Stena Drilling to expand its existing communications service with a newly desig...
  • Emtelle to help Norlys achieve a more digital Denmark
    The collaboration worth 40 million kroner per year will ensure Norlys’ customers have high-speed fibre connectivity. Hawick, Scotland, 17 March 2021 – Emtelle, the leading global manufacturer of pre-connectorised blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions, has today announced it has been awarded a three-year multi-million-kroner contract. Emtelle has been confirmed a...
  • Cleanwatts delivers real energy decarbonization
    Vowing to simplify, amplify and accelerate the energy transition, this new cleantech company brings to business and local communities around the world the benefits of smart energy efficiency services and access to affordable clean energy Portugal, 24, February 2021 - 2021 brings many new and exciting prospects, and Cleanwatts is one of them. Emerging from the tech company Virtu...
  • SolarArise commissions 75 MW Solar Plant in Uttar Pradesh
    Zurich, 27 January 2021. ThomasLloyd announced today that SolarArise India Projects Private Limited (“SolarArise”) has commissioned a 75 Megawatt (“MW”) Solar PV plant in Khera village, Budaun District, state of Uttar Pradesh delivering clean energy to over 100,000 people in Northern India. In 2018, ThomasLloyd, a leader in impacting investing in emergin...
  • Brady grows sales bookings threefold in 2020 and signs leading customers Falck and BASF
    BASF, Tangent Trading and Falck Renewable SpA join roster of 130+ global customers including Toyota and Koch Brady voted number one in metal trading software market for 11th year by Commodity Technology Advisory Ed Addario joins as CTO and Chris Regan appointed as Product Director London, Cambridge, UK: 17th December 2020. Brady Technologies, a market leader in global commoditi...
  • New partnership to support sustainable renewable energy in Southeast Asia
    The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership aims to help countries in the region transition from using fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities. It will initially focus on Indonesia, the...
  • International Day of Action on Forest Biomass sees demand for subsidies overhaul swell across Europe
    Biofuelwatch leads seventy five groups signing an open letter to BEIS opposing biomass subsidies; Cut Carbon Not Forests campaign continues to raise awareness and controversy among British public; EU petition brings together international NGOs to put an end to incentives for burning forest wood LONDON – 24th November, 2020 – Today is International Day of Action on F...
  • SVOLT's 24-GWh Battery Cell Factory Comes to Germany
    Chinese high-tech company invests up to EUR 2 billion in two Saarland production sites SVOLT intends to establish two production sites in Germany by the end of 2023. A total investment of EUR 2 billion is planned; SVOLT will create up to 2,000 jobs in total. A module and pack factory as well as a state-of-the-art cell factory with 24 GWh production capacity in the final expansi...
  • Mitsubishi Power Receives Order for First Solid Oxide Fuel Cell in Europe
    Highly efficient plant supplies electricity and heat – Flexible use with hydrogen DUISBURG (GERMANY), 28 October, 2020 - Mitsubishi Power has recently received an order to supply the first Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) in Europe. The highly efficient hybrid system will be put into operation at the Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. (GWI) in Essen by March 2022. Among ...
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