Archive | November, 2012

Giving Thanks:

Nuclear Power Progress On this Thanksgiving Day, I have only a moment to reflect on the past year and think about giving thanks.  Most of my thanks, of course, is for family and friends, and for health and well-being. But I also want to reflect on some positive developments in the nuclear field: Despite the […]

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End of the line

After five years it is time to close up shop Typewriter keys for an Underwood Universal #5 This blog has ceased publication and the contents, all 1,600 blog posts, will remain available in archive status. I appreciate all the support from readers over the past five years. The purpose of this blog was to have […]

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Nuclear Power Education and Training:

Fit for KINGS I recently had the opportunity to participate in a brand new education and training venture for the nuclear field.  Since I don’t think the school is widely known yet, I thought it might be useful to describe it. Korea’s KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, or KINGS, opened its doors just about a […]

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Note to Readers

You’ve probably noticed a slower pace of publication. Here’s why. After three years of working as an independent consultant, this past August I signed on for a full time contract with an engineering services firm, located in the Cleveland area, which has a major client in the aerospace sector. It is useful work, the people […]

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Why the U.S. is NOT the new Saudi Arabia

Recent energy news included a piece from the Associated Press with a headline reading: “U.S. poised to become world’s top oil producer; may soon overtake Saudi Arabia.” If the reporter had actually examined figures available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) website carefully instead of simply parroting oil industry sycophants, he would have ended […]

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Energy Production and Paper Cups:

Measuring the Impacts I was traveling through Harrisonburg, Virginia a couple of weeks ago and stopped for lunch with my husband at a local barbecue joint.  I ordered a glass of iced tea with my meal.  When the iced tea came, I saw some text on the side of it.  Now, I have always been […]

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