Category Archives: Nuclear Power

‘Revenge of Gaia’ a Modern Horror Story

BOOK REVIEW “The Revenge of Gaia,” by James Lovelock, Basic Books, August, 2006; 177 pgs. By David L. Brown If you enjoy horror stories, here is a fascinating book that will keep you up late at night. The plot involves … Continue reading

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Fusion Power, the Ever-Receding Dream

By David L. Brown It is a wonderful idea to think that someday fusion power plants could generate cheap, clean, sustainable energy for a world whose addiction to fossil fuels is beginning to strain our planet’s dwindling resources. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Saving the Planet, One Quasi-Solution at a Time!

by Val Germann Not too long ago this writer introduced a term invented in 1971 by computer scientist Eugene S. Schwartz: the “quasi-solution.” For Schwartz, all technological “solutions” were at least partly “quasi,” if not crwazi (or crazee!), because they … Continue reading

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Our Energy Future: Peering into the Abyss

By David L. Brown Here is an excerpt from a speech by American Vice President Dick Cheney, as reported by BBC.com: The country must build new oil refineries, power plants and pipelines, find ways of reducing the impact of fossil … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power—An Opportunity Lost

By David L. Brown As the world nears a dangerous period when supplies of oil and gas appear to be peaking, many nations are taking a new look at nuclear power. In his 2006 State of the Union Address, President … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power … Too Little Too Late?

By David L. Brown The development of efficient breeder reactor designs during the 1950s and 60s was followed by a virtual shut-down of construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S. Now, several decades later, President Bush said in his … Continue reading

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