An American Physical Society group chaired by Roy Schwitters reports that if U.S. nuclear plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity production starting as soon as 2030. That’s the baseload share that runs 100% of the time and is the lowest cost electricity […]

A University of California, San Diego (UCSD) electrical engineer leads new research improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. Shadi Dayeh, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering leads a team of researchers in creating nanowires that block […]

A team of researchers at MIT is developing an alternative nuclear fuel rod cladding that could provide similar protection for nuclear fuel, while reducing the risk of hydrogen production by roughly a thousandfold. For many people the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster marked another reason nuclear fuel should be discarded as a power source.  The […]

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) founded in late 2012 with Dr. David LeBlanc’s patent-pending Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technology has oil sands production company partners and a plan for oil sand taxes to pay for the MSR development.  The U.S. investment in nuclear power using technologies that doesn’t produce an abundance of dangerous waste has escaped. […]

Transatomic, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff is developing a nuclear reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power.  For the anti nuclear folks the design offers to burn up the existing spent fuel from the world’s fleet of nuclear reactors in a design that doesn’t offer a chance for a meltdown.  That […]

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