Hi y'all! It's been a long time - way too long! A very busy time is behind me and I hope to resume regular podcasts. Thank you to all of you who sent letters of support!This is episode #43.
1. Great Barrier Reef in Trouble - Coal Plants to Blame?
2. Resource for Pebble Bed Reactor Info
3. Financing Looks Better for New Nuclear in USA
4. Two Early Site Permits Approved
5. China added 100 GW in 2006
6. Nuclear sets worldwide records in 2006.
7. Alternate Energy Holdings signs land deal.
8. There is no Uranium shortage
9. New Fermi Reactor?
1. This Week in Nuclear Home Page
2. Show Transcript and Blog
3. Center for Energy Workforce Development
4. Pebble Bed Reactor Blog
One of the things that makes podcasts such an incredible media form is the ability to reach out to people around the world. In the last few weeks I’d like to welcome new listeners from
Also, there was a post on my show notes blog from a listener – Harry S. - who set me straight on something I discussed in my last show: You might recall is discussed Strontium samples in the Hudson river many miles upstream of the Indian Point Nuclear plant, and speculated on some of the possible sources which do NOT include that nuclear facility. Harry correctly pointed out that there is no evidence at all of strontium from Indian Point going into the
In my last show I talked about a news story in
So back to
A great new resource for information about careers in Nuclear Energy: the Center for Workforce Development. They’ve developed a great web site called Get Into Energy at www.getintoenergy.com . The web site provides things like searchable listings of colleges and technical schools that offer programs of study related to various energy industry careers, etc.
The financial community is staring to talk up building new nuclear plants in the
In another report, the world’s nuclear plants set an all-time production record in 2006 by generating 2.8 billion megawatt hours of electricity! This beat the old record of 2.7 billion megawatt hours set in 2005. The most notable production gains were in
That brings me to another story – this week
The new development, if its true, would suggest that Areva has changed their tune in order to get into that lucrative market.
Speaking of Areva, last week they announced further construction delays at the Okoluto 3 site in
Alternate Energy Holdings has been in the news again. You’ll recall from my interview with their president, Don Gillespie, that they were considering some different properties in the Bruneau, ID area for a new nuclear plant. In the last couple of weeks they entered into a contract with a rancher to purchase 4,000 acres of land for $20 million. They are also in talks with Areva in an effort to firm up their selection of reactor design. These guys appear to be making steady progress towards getting a new reactor built, and they just might be the first new next-generation reactor built on a virgin site in the
You’d never guess there are some nay-sayers in the Pacific Northwest – at a recent meeting in
Speaking of the uranium market, the spot market price stands at $70 per pound, up sharply from $40 per pound a year ago. Even at this higher market price, the impact of the cost of raw uranium on the price of electricity is miniscule.
It seems the National Association of Manufacturers does not share the same opinion as the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Last week the National Association of Manufactures issued a statement in support of building more nuclear plants in the
Go Green, Go Nuclear, and have a great day!