Archive | May, 2012

Too Cheap to Meter, Take 2:

Is Electricity Like a Buffet Table? My last blog (” Too Cheap to Meter“), which I thought would be a quiet reflection on a statement spoken long ago, drew an unexpectedly vigorous response from several readers.  The responses were informed and thoughtful, and gave me some new food for thought.  Therefore, I decided to devote […]

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At Platts SMR Conf this week

I’m on assignment for Fuel Cycle Week covering the Platts Small Modular Reactor conference in Arlington, VA, Mon 5/21-Tue 5/22. Give me a shout via Twitter @djysrv if you will be there. Blogging will be light the rest of the week and through the Memorial Day weekend. # # # Idaho Samizdat ~ http://djysrv.blogspot.com Originally […]

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Too Cheap to Meter:

The request for this post comes from what you might initially think is an unexpected source–my husband, who is in telecommunications. Over the years, he has heard me mention the “too cheap to meter” phrase, and in the odd ways of the world, he now now finds it applies in his field better than it […]

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Far west follies

AEHI, a penny stock firm, pursues development of a nuclear reactor in rural Idaho Sustained attention by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission isn’t the best advertisement to attract investors to buy a firm’s stock.  Neither are multiple lawsuits by angry investors and land owners who want to stop a firm’s project which is to […]

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Building Our Energy Future:

How to Plan in an Inconstant World I was struck the other day by the report of another bankruptcy of a solar venture. I was not struck by the event itself so much as by the fact that it signals to me that one fundamental difficulty we face in building our energy future is that […]

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