Could small modular nuclear reactors be the “Game Changing Technology” in the fight to reduce carbon emissions? (Podcast Episode #70)

In this video podcast I discuss the role of the social media in the unrest in Iran.  I also speculate about how the B&W mPower reactor and other small modular reactors might be a key to reducing CO2 emissions. Watch the video below. Download the video clip here. MIT Energy Initiative Twitter B&W’s mPower Reactor Coal2Nuclear Share...

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Is Nuclear Energy Renewable? How about “Inexhaustible”?

For quite some time I’ve been debating the argument that nuclear energy is equally “renewable” as energy derived from hydro, wind, and biomass. My thought process goes like this… Rivers go dry with over use and periods of drought, and winds shift with changing weather patterns such as those that will occur with global climate change.  The availability of biomass is dependent on favorable weather and must be...

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