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Posted By: Michael Keller - President and CEO, Hybrid Power Technologies
On: November 19, 2014
Seems to me nuclear power is essentially a 1950's vintage technology entering the twilight stage of life. However, 21st century advancements can solve the shortcomings of the earlier atomic age. It is time to move on. Conventional reactors are unable to overcome troubling economic issues and lingering safety concerns because  more...
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Posted By: Mike Varney - Senior Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Bit Stew Systems
On: November 17, 2014
As a former U.S. Navy captain with over 20 years' experience in operating nuclear-powered submarines, Mike Varney draws insightful parallels between commanding a submarine and operating a utility. He offers relevant lessons learned from his time with the Navy, as well as a glimpse into the cutting-edge naval technologies that  more...
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Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: November 5, 2014
"Wir Spielen mit dem Feuer" (We're playing with fire), is Peter Ramsauer's opinion of Germany's Nuclear Retreat. More will be said about this later, but first some numbers that you might find useful. If predictions based on present trends can be accepted, global energy use will increase by at least  more...
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Posted By: Brad Smalldridge - Vice President of Nuclear Operations, Day & Zimmermann
On: November 4, 2014
According to Navigant Research, O&M costs account for 69 percent of the total power production costs for commercial nuclear plants. So, lost time during outages can mean loss of significant dollars. Maintenance vendors have long been a cost-effective solution to the staffing ramp-up and ramp-down approach that nuclear utilities employ  more...
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Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: October 2, 2014
This is a version of the keynote address I planned to give at the 2011 international conference of the International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE), and which took place that year in wonderful summer Stockholm. What happened though was that I was not invited to present any kind of address,  more...
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Posted By: Brad Smalldridge - Vice President of Nuclear Operations, Day & Zimmermann
On: July 21, 2014
It's a continuing priority for nuclear plant managers to make outages as efficient and cost-effective as possible. According to the NRC, over the past 15 years the average number of days spent implementing outages for refueling operations and necessary plant maintenance has hit a plateau. Despite this trend, demands on  more...
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Posted By: Harry Valentine - Commentator/Energy Researcher, Langson Energy
On: May 29, 2014
South Africa has for decades been the leading economy on the African continent, with a GDP that once was the equivalent to the sum total the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa has long been Africa's leading producer and consumer of electric power, even negotiating to buy electric power from  more...
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Posted By: Peter M. Hekman, Jr.
On: January 20, 2014
I have spent most of my career working directly in Naval and Commercial nuclear power: From serving as Engineer of a Navy Prototype Plant, as Engineer Officer of the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier - the USS Enterprise - to construction, testing, and command of a Nuclear Cruiser, to  more...
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Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: November 20, 2013
The sun shines even brighter this year of the Svenska Dagbladet Energy Summit than it did several years ago when the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) international conference was also held in glorious summer Stockholm. (Svenska Dagbladet (SvD ) is one of the largest morning newspapers in Scandinavia.) I  more...
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Posted By: Harry Valentine - Commentator/Energy Researcher, Langson Energy
On: November 11, 2013
Recent reports of a telephone conversation between the presidents of the USA and Iran suggest the possibility of constructive future discussion, including Iran's plans to develop nuclear electric power. While the diplomacy of Iran's new president is very positive, the behavior of his predecessor was a definite cause for concern  more...

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