Wednesday, 29 May 2013

"...This [PRISM] can be part of how your nation becomes a nuclear leader again..."

This is the by far the most comprehensive report on PRISM technology and PRISM's UK prospects: Prism project: A proposal for the UK's problem plutonium

After decades of debate, a new reactor could help solve the UK’s plutonium problem

Of all the issues facing the UK’s nuclear sector, the problem of plutonium is perhaps the trickiest. But a solution that could feed into a perceived need for the country to resume a position of developing and building new reactor technologies in the future is currently before the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Any Day Now!

On Monday 13 May 2013, GE Spokesman Christopher White said UK authorities will decide in the next couple of weeks which of three proposals they consider to be credible.  GE is competing against two other companies with different plant designs. 

It's mentioned in an article covering a radio interview with Tom Blees, under the title: UK considers GE's PRISM nuclear reactor design

It's under 4 minutes long and well worth a listen. For anyone who hasn't got a lot of time to think about what the  prospects for the UK's energy security are, it may just give you cause for a bit more optimism: WHQR News Business Brief Interviews Tom Blees.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Pandora's Promise - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters This June

Richard Rhodes: Pulitzer Prize Winner and author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb has, for too long, "...avoided looking at the whole picture..."

Stewart Brand: His book Whole Earth Discipline begins with "We are as gods and HAVE to get good at it".

Mark Shellenberger: "modernist" or "eco-pragmatist". Named a Time Magazine 'Heroes of the Environment (2008)'. 

Mark Lynas: Contributor to Channel 4's What the Green Movement Got Wrong" . He suggested that opposition by environmentalists, such as himself, to the development of nuclear energy had speeded up climate change.

"...can you be an environmentalist and not be pro-nuclear?.."