a new site is needed to cover the subject of what prevents the earths greatest invention from developing in the home of it’s birth place.
Robert & Rick focus on the problems for new nuclear projects posed by what appears to be a full court press against new reactor construction by government regulators. I might add that the NRC currently appears to be a major obstacle to the emergence of a new generation of advanced technology, factory built small reactors.
This blog promises to produce some lively copy. It already has Q & As on nuclear regulations with that irrepressible curmudgeon, DV8 2XL , and with Rod Adams who also can be something of a curmudgeon. (Needless to say I have had arguments with both Rod here and with DV8 2XL on Brave New Climate recently, and I am certainly not a curmudgeon.) Of course both Rod and DV8 2XL can be quite brilliant when they aren't disagreeing with me.
Robert and Rick are quite proper bloggers, and they provide us with a mission statement,
There is an urgent need for intervention with the tightly secured, overzealous and outdated nuclear regulatory bodies in our world. The urgency I speak of is that we have serious climate change happening as a result of pollution from our cars and our coal plants and other industrial and commercial activity. Phasing in electric cars and nuclear plants would go a very long way to eliminating the effects of green house gases.
But first those coal plants put out a large amount of energy and we can’t just shut them down without affecting the economy. So the only sufficiently powerful and carbon-free energy source that can meet and surpass the demands of energy is nuclear energy.