Doug Hardtmayer

RNE10: Is Nuclear Doomed? Georg Steinhauser Guests!

RNE10: Is Nuclear Doomed? Georg Steinhauser Guests!

In this episode, we discuss the future of nuclear advocacy. How does the news out of Ohio change the strategy of advocacy? We try to elaborate on this and much more in the 10th episode of radio nuclear. We also talk about Tom Steyer’s new ballot measure in Arizona, and why Utility companies may be seeking an exit from mercantile generation. Despite all of this news though, new nuclear construction remains at a 25 year high. Our special guest this week is Professor Dr. Georg Steinhauser from Leibniz university of Hannover, where he discusses his work in radioecology, and the importance of taking a creative flair when advocating for nuclear science and technology in the face of public opposition to scientific fact.

Nuclear Power at 25 Year Construction High

Nuclear Doomed in Ohio?

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks used (In order of appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine

RNE09: Science and Free Speech and Science Victory! Sam Belcher and Donald Moul (First Energy) Guest!

RNE09: Science and Free Speech Victory! Sam Belcher and Donald Moul (First Energy) Guest!

There’s been a ton of news since our last episode! We picked out three that had a lot to unpack, so hopefully you will enjoy an extended news segment! The first item we discuss is the new MOU signed between the Ukraine and Holtec to build multiple SMR-160’s in the Ukraine by 2026. We also discuss Mark Z. Jacobson’s decision to drop the lawsuit against PNAS and Christopher Clack, and speculate some of the reasons he may have dropped the case. Lastly, we tackle a new Greenpeace study from Fukushima that will surely make its rounds in the anti-nuclear community, and discuss some questionable findings from this study. For our guest this week, we are lucky enough to be joined by two senior level board members from First Energy, Owner of the Davis-Bessie and Perry nuclear power plants, to discuss the future of nuclear in Ohio!

Holtec News:

PNAS Lawsuit dropped.

 

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In order of appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine

RNE08: What happened at Pilgrim? Dr. Todd Allen Guests!

After a long break, we return with a brand-new episode! We discuss developments with one of our favorite companies, Lightbridge, what happened at pilgrim during the massive New England snowstorm, and NuScale’s newest developments. This week, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Todd Allen, Senior Fellow at ThirdWay, and current professor at University of Wisconsin.

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In Order of Appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine
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RNE07: Year End Special! Harsh Desai and Bob Coward Guest!

RNE07: End of Year Special! Harsh Desai and Bob Coward Guest!

 

After kicking off in September, and the tremendous support I have received from all of you, here is RadioNuclear’s end of year special! This episode, we talk about some nutty Greenpeace activists in France, how living in London is just as dangerous as living near Chernobyl, and CPUC’s upcoming ruling on Diablo Canyon. We also tackle a passive aggressive anti-nuclear video from a well-known YouTuber. We are also luck enough to have not one, but TWO guests. First up, we have Mr. Harsh Desai from the Nuclear Energy Institute and prior ANS Congressional Fellow, and Robert Coward, the current sitting president of ANS, and Principal Officer of MPR Associates in Alexandria Virginia. I hope you enjoy this very special episode, and I hope you join us again in the New Year!

The Nuclear Waste Problem” 

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In Order of Appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine
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RNE06: Decarbonizing with Nuclear, Free Speech in Academia, and anti-nuke propaganda: Suzanne Jaworowski Guests!

In this episode, we tackle a litany of news issues. We address the new developments out of South Carolina, The New York Times piece examining the merits of nuclear power reducing carbon intensity, and how free speech is under attack with a new 10 million dollar defamation lawsuit. Suzanne Jaworowski, Chief of Staff for the DOE’s office of nuclear energy guests!

Cask and Rocket Train Video

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In Order of Appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine
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