Will the USA follow Europe and become reliant on Russian Natural Gas? (Fast Fission Podcast 4)

Get the MP3 Here News stories are not always as benign as they appear. On October 9, 2009 Forbes.com ran a story about Gazprom, Russia’s state owned natural gas company.  It would seem they’ve set up shop in Houston, TX and have begun a very aggressive program to enter the US natural gas market.  They are targeting 5% of the market within 5 years, and 10% within 10 years. Their strategy?  Import LNG into the US and sell it...

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Will Exelon Job Cutting Derail Future Recruiting?

This past Monday an Exelon representative at the ANS Annual Conference in Atlanta provided a compelling description of efforts they have underway to attract and retain nuclear talent.  Three days later the company announced they will eliminate 500 jobs, including 400 from their corporate staff.  It raises eyebrows because the company is viewed by others in the industry as already “lean” and very effective at corporate...

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Nuclear Powered Plug-In Hybrids

I’ve been preaching long and hard that a combination of plug-in hybrid vehicles and nuclear energy can help solve two problems at once; energy independence and CO2 emissions.  It seems The Weekly Standard in the UK has reached the same conclusion. In the United States there are 104 remodeled conventional nuclear power generating plants. … On average they produce more than a gigawatt (a billion watts) each or about 22...

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