On March 11, 2011 I was sitting in a coffee shop in Berlin, dressed appropriately in a black turtleneck and leather jacket, reading about the terrible Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster. … Continue Reading Exiting Coal?
(This post is co-authored by Catie Hausman) The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) was closed abruptly in February 2012. During the previous decade, SONGS had produced about 8% of the … Continue Reading Too Big to Fail?
Back in November 2011, I made a bet with economist Geoff Rothwell about the future of nuclear power. By making a bet we weren’t trying to trivialize the issue. To … Continue Reading A Small Bet with Big Stakes
On Saturday, I saw Pandora’s Promise – the new film promoting nuclear power largely through interviews with environmentalists who have embraced it — and I participated in a post-screening discussion … Continue Reading Pandora’s Promises – kept and unkept
This Saturday night I’ll be seeing the new pro-nuclear movie Pandora’s Promise at Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco. Afterwards, Climate One (part of the Commonwealth Club) will sponsor a … Continue Reading Will “Pandora’s Promise” convince us that nuclear is the answer?
Nuclear plant operations aren’t usually at the center of boardroom drama, but that’s precisely what’s happening in the latest controversy over the Duke-Progress merger. Duke Energy, after a year-and-a-half convincing … Continue Reading Nuclear Operations Front and Center in Duke-Progress Merger Spectacle
In Tokyo, where I traveled recently, protestors thronged the sidewalks outside the Prime Minister’s office as he agonized over re-opening two of the country’s 54 nuclear power reactors—they’d been shuttered … Continue Reading Nuclear Safety