August 14, 2019
Commentary: Can We Provide Everyone With Clean Water?
Source: Jim Conca (UFA Ventures), Forbes, August 14, 2019. People want to drink clean water even more than they want to breath clean air. This desire will be front and center during this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm August 25th to the 30th. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and supported by the United […]

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August 8, 2019
Commentary: Nuclear Power And The 2020 Presidential Candidates
Source: Jim Conca (UFA Ventures), Forbes, August 8, 2019. With very serious issues like gun control, Russian tampering, prison reform and health care, it’s unlikely that a narrow issue like a candidate’s stance on nuclear power will sway anyone about voting for them or not. Even if it is part of the more overall critical issue of […]

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July 23, 2019
Opinion: So You Think We’re Reducing Fossil Fuel Use? Think Again.
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, July 20, 2019 If you think we’ve been doing a reasonable job of curbing fossil fueluse, you are sadly mistaken. Global energy demand grew yet again in 2018, by 2.3%, its fastest pace in ten years. 70% of that was provided by fossil fuel, and only 30% by renewables and nuclear. Until growth in renewables exceeds that […]

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July 2, 2019
Opinion: Deep Borehole Nuclear Waste Disposal Just Got A Whole Lot More Likely
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 24, 2019. Deep Isolation is a recent start-up company from Berkeley that seeks to dispose of nuclear waste safely at a much lower cost than existing strategies. The borehole technology was developed to frack natural gas and oil wells, but Deep Isolation realized it could dispose of nuclear waste just as well. Today […]

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June 28, 2019
Opinion: How HBO Got It Wrong On Chernobyl
Source: James Conca, Forbes, June 27, 2019. I was hoping that HBO would have the courage and integrity to do their homework about radiation and consult actual nuclear scientists and radiobiologists. Or even just read the U.N. Chernobyl Forum Report. But nooo…they decided that talking to journalists, historians and anti-nuclear activists was much better. Certainly, […]

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June 20, 2019
Opinion: Food and Climate – It’s Not Just About Hamburgers
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 20, 2019. Where and how you get your food really matters to the climate. The carbon footprint of one cup of coffee may be  fifteen times larger than one made from a different crop of beans. The same with a hamburger. We need to change farming practices to be regenerative, and […]

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June 17, 2019
Opinion: Message To Ohio Electricity Ratepayers – Stop Closing Nuclear Plants
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 14, 2019. Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The Bill would replace the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green-energy mandates in favor of more general subsidies to all “clean-energy” sources, which includes all renewables and nuclear. Read the article here.

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June 7, 2019
Opinion: Collateral Damage–It’s Not Just About Carbon Emissions
By Jim Conca, Forbes, June 7, 2019. Bad farming and forestry practices, climate change and increasing fires are turning huge swaths of land into desert in a vicious cycle that may not stop until much of our global ecosystems are gone forever. And we won’t get them back. Read the full story here.

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June 5, 2019
Opinion: Washington State Stops Tracking Climate Change Policy Results
By Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, June 4, 2019. Progress on reducing CO2 emissions is no longer tracked by Washington state. Despite giving climate policy a high profile, progress on climate outcomes is not one of the categories tracked by Results Washington. In February, we noted that the previous climate targets had been removed and replaced with a […]

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