After writing a blogpost last week on the Japanese government and nuclear power activities, I realized I might have more insights to offer over time, based on my experiences living and working in Japan. However, I did not think I’d be writing again on that topic so soon. A recent article in a Japanese publication […]
Archive | May, 2011
A number of news articles have been published since the Fukushima accident pointing to the sometimes overly close relationship that exists between the nuclear industry in Japan and its regulators. Since I have lived and worked in Japan, I thought I might be able to help shed some light on these relationships and the reasons […]
Among the developments at Chevron’s recent raucous annual shareholder meeting was the oil company’s stubborn refusal to settle an $18 billion lawsuit over oil pollution in Ecuador. Chevron is on trial in Ecuador for widespread contamination of Amazonian land and water resources in the 1970s by Texaco, which Chevron purchased in 2001. Plaintiffs suing Chevron […]
The U.S. Air Force’s Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, marked the DoD’s latest green initiative as they burned bio-fuel at the Joint Services Open House on 20-21 May 2011.
Investments will Help Achieve Cost-Competitive Solar Energy by 2020 Photo courtesy of DOE/NREL WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today nearly $170 million in available funding over three years to support a range of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology areas. The SunShot Initiative aims to reduce […]
If I can find anything positive coming out of the events in Japan in the last few weeks, it is the number of articles I have seen in a variety of media that continue to speak of nuclear power in a balanced way. Surely, we all believe there are lessons to be learned and we […]