Category Archives: energy

Backstage, front row experience of the controversial US panel on energy at COP23

I would never have guessed a panel discussion on energy could have been as intense as this one. I went from thinking I would not even be able to see it, to being lead to the room following the special … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste: Ideas vs Reality

This was one of the biggest issues about nuclear power for me personally, before I started reading up more about it. Nuclear waste was a disaster waiting to happen. How could we justify producing any amount of energy if – … Continue reading

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Thoughtscapism Goes Nuclear at Bonn COP23

Last week, after watching a freshly premiered inspiring documentary – The New Fire – about a new generation of young scientists and engineers (at Oklo, Transatomic, and TerraPower) whose goal is to tackle climate change and help alleviate poverty through novel designs of nuclear … Continue reading

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Radioactive Reflections – A Radiochemist’s Take on Nuclear Power, Frog Legs, and Cigarettes

When Eerika Häkkinen was young, she used to carry a “Nuclear, No Thanks” -badge with her wherever she went. Later she began to study chemistry at the University of Helsinki, and thought that majoring in radiochemistry would be a great … Continue reading

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Mothers for Nuclear – My story

Mothers for Nuclear is a new environmental organization started by two mothers, Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, to organize pro-nuclear mothers to speak out and begin an international dialogue about nuclear power and environmental protection. Like them, I used to … Continue reading

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On Barbapapas, Young Minds, and Energy Technologies

And now for something completely different: in a lighter tone, let’s look at what children’s books might be teaching my kids about science and technology. Start ’em young! Being a parent of little kids I find myself thinking more about how … Continue reading

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Energy Solutions in a Changing Climate

When scientists, expert organisations on technology like IEA, and panels on science, like IPCC, are all saying the same things, we should listen. Continue reading

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