January 16, 2020
Commentary: Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Jan 15, 2020 The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chaired by Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ), released an ambitious new climate plan to ensure the United States achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050. Supported by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), […]

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January 10, 2020
Commentary: A Novel Method for Clean Food Production, While Simultaneously Bending Down the Curve of Global Warming
Source: John Novitsky, CEO, AquaPrawnics, jnovitsky@sbcglobal.net  and Lisa M. Farmen, Principal Engineer/Managing Member, Aquastry LLClisa@aquastry.com, (503) 544-2330. Jan 10 2020 The purpose of this article is to encourage the members of the NW Chapter of the Clean Tech Alliance to visit our website, then to become investors, employees, scientific or legislative partners. Shrimp are the […]

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January 8, 2020
Commentary: A Low Carbon World Requires Corporate Leadership
Source: Elizabeth Sturcken, Environmental Defense Fund, Forbes, Dec 19 2020 In the wake of the failure of the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, it is even more urgent and critical that global business lead the way – showing a path forward for prosperity and a thriving planet. While it is critical for governments around the […]

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January 8, 2020
Commentary: The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Jan 8, 2020 The Iran Nuclear Deal was one of the most effective, scientifically-complicated (and correct) foreign-policy initiatives in history. When the Deal was scuttled, President Rouhani warned that Iran would restart its nuclear program if America’s actions really hurt the country or if the rest of the world did not support the […]

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January 8, 2020
Commentary: How The U.S. Navy Remains The Masters Of Modular Nuclear Reactors
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, Dec 23, 2019 You might be aware of the 98 or so commercial nuclear power reactors that produce about 20% of our electricity. But there are another hundred nuclear reactors that power 86 submarines and aircraft carriers, producing electricity, heat and propulsion. We think of small modular nuclear reactors as something new that […]

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December 16, 2019
Commentary: Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America – Nuclear Or Logging?
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Dec 13, 2019 The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. The next nine most dangerous jobs, with fatality rates between 10 and 100, are: commercial fishing, aircraft pilots, roofers, trash collectors, steel workers, truck drivers, farming, construction worker supervisors (yes, just the supervisors), […]

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December 9, 2019
Commentary: Oil & Gas Leaks Crocodile Tears Over Nuclear Waste Storage
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Dec 7, 2019 In the absence of a permanent disposal site for America’s commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and the lousy characteristics of Yucca Mountain, the obvious and best path forward is to put all of the waste into dry cask storage (see figure above) at a single centralized storage facility in […]

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December 3, 2019
Commentary: Bitter Cold Stops Coal, While Nuclear Power Excels
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Nov 29, 2019 As I woke up to Thanksgiving yesterday, I realized we in the Pacific Northwest had been cyclone bombed for the holiday. A Bomb Cyclone is when the barometric pressure drops by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. The winds were wicked last night and kept us awake […]

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December 3, 2019
Commentary Can Our Global Energy Industry Weather Extreme Weather?
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Nov 22, 2019 Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency published their new report, Adapting the Energy Sector to Climate Change, that explores a range of climate impacts on the energy sector resulting from gradual climate change together with extreme weather events. The report also considers possible ways to counter them. The report considers the […]

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