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Is loss of electricity a risk for spent nuclear fuel?

The usual plan for spent nuclear fuel in the United States is to transfer it to a cooling pool and then after some time to transfer it to dry cask storage.  Eventually, the plan is to move it to a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Options Going Forward

This post is being published by ASPO-USA in its newsletter today. We are at a crossroads with respect to nuclear energy, having discovered a new way (or several new ways) that nuclear plants can fail. How do we deal with … Continue reading

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What would happen if we discontinued nuclear electricity?

We are very much reaching limits in the field of energy. This seems to mean that we ending up taking more and more risks, so that there is a greater risk of things going wrong. At the same time, the world’s … Continue reading

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Why oil shortages may make nuclear a less viable option

If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would like. The big issue I see is that nuclear power plants have a very long … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: What’s Ahead?

This is Chapter 3 of my booklet that I am working on with the help of folks from TheOilDrum.com. Chapter 1 can be found here; Chapter 2 can be found here; a PDF of Chapter 3 can be found here. … Continue reading

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