Archive | July, 2012

Race for DOE SMR money heats up

B&W inks MOU with First Energy for economic, siting, and licensing studies The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) ( NYSE:BWC) and FirstEnergy Corp. ( NYSE:FE) announced July 25 that FirstEnergy and a B&W subsidiary, Generation mPower LLC (GmP), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct studies on the potential deployment of the B&W […]

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Decommissioning Fukushima:

The Need for an International Effort I have been hearing mixed signals about how the decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima units is likely to proceed.  On the one hand, I have seen several reports in the news indicating the interest of various countries, and of private firms in those countries, in participating in the decommissioning […]

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Mid-Year Report to Readers

This blog is now in its fifth year of operation At the halfway point in 2012, according to Google Analytics, the blog has has 161,349 page views for the period 01/01/12-06/30/12. For the same period, there have been 71,059 visits of which 47,177 were unique visitors. Top locations for visitors Countries US         41,494UK          3,763Canada      3,722India       […]

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Allison Macfarlane:

A New Face at the NRC There has been much discussion in recent weeks and months, first, of the sometimes acrimonious interactions among the Commissioners at the NRC, and later, of the nomination of Allison Macfarlane, as a Commissioner and Chair of the NRC.  As of yesterday, we have a new Commission–Macfarlane has replaced Gregory […]

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Energy Independence Day – Which Day Is It?

Since Independence Day was last week, I came up with idea for this week which was to celebrate Energy Independence Day as a day that would foreshadow a stated goal by many alt energy advocates like myself to be free from foreign sources of energy. But, before I gave myself a pat on the back […]

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111th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

The 111th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is up at Yes Vermont Yankee. The Carnival is the collective voice of blogs by legendary names that emerge each week to tell the story of nuclear energy. If you want to hear the voice of the nuclear renaissance, the Carnival of Nuclear Energy Blogs is where to […]

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