Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks — CleanTech Talk Podcast

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:00:09 +0000

In the first half of this CleanTech Talk interview, Michael Barnard sits down with Paul Werbos, Ph.D. Co-Director of the Center for Intelligent Optimization and Networks, to talk about all things climate change

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Tech Guru’s Plan—Fight Climate Change with Nuclear Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:16:39 +0000

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There’s widespread debate over whether nuclear power should be a player in the path toward addressing climate change. Industry analysts say nuclear is key to zero-emission power generation; even some environmentalists agree, though others point to the issue of disposal of nuclear waste, and concerns about the safety of reactors. Those concerns have led some […]

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Biden’s Climate Plan Is Designed To Appeal To Independents Who Don’t Think Climate Change Is Serious

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:15:10 +0000

Biden’s climate plan is good on transportation and foreign policy, land use is adequate, but won’t get out the Democratic base or draw many Independents. It’s a plan to not lose votes, not a plan to get votes, and it’s not a sufficient plan for climate action

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Facing Urgency, DOE Moves to Demonstrate HALEU Fuel Production Capability for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:30:33 +0000

To propel interest and bolster development of advanced nuclear reactor designs, the Department of Energy (DOE) will demonstrate—by October 2020—the production of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in a first-of-its-kind $115 million project at the agency’s uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio.  HALEU is nuclear fuel that is enriched to a higher degree […]

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DOE Considers Subsidies Modeled on Renewables for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

State-imposed standards and financial incentives such as those used to spur widespread adoption of renewables technologies offer a promising model to address challenges to commercialize small modular reactors (SMRs), says a report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy. But to make a meaningful impact, nearly $10 billion in incentives will […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: Small Modular Reactors

Interest in small modular reactors (SMRs) has ramped up of late owing to applications in niche electricity or energy markets where large reactors would not be viable—such as for cogeneration in countries with small grids, remote and off-grid areas, and for nuclear/renewable hybrid projects. Modular attributes may also enable SMRs to target the economics of […]

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