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Just to sell soap
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by UK-based consumer soap brand Lush always carries one product line from which all proceeds after tax go to a selected charity. Jeremy Gordon looks at how the brand has been...

What’s in a name?
Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Jeremy Gordon, suggests why the nuclear industry should pay more attention to naming its reactor designs.

Needs must when the devil drives
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Climate change calls for drastic measures. Jeremy Gordon looks to Europe, where recent polls and policy changes suggest renewed optimism for nuclear power

Back to nature
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by Nuclear power is already helping to reduce the burden we place on the planet. But future technologies could offer even greater potential not just for decarbonisation, but also...

Welcome rebellion
Monday, October 07, 2019 by New types of technology-neutral climate activism offer new opportunities for the nuclear sector. Jeremy Gordon explains why nuclear workers should get involved

Value proposition
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by There is a limit to fact-based communication, so industry should connect on values and create a compelling vision of nuclear energy, says Jeremy Gordon.

Chernobyl chance
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Watched by millions, HBO’s Chernobyl mini-series offered a golden opportunity for industry to influence a new narrative surrounding nuclear power. Jeremy Gordon believes more should...

Strategy for submarines
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Nick Higginson explains how an integrated waste management approach could help make decommissioning the UK’s nuclear submarines safer, faster and cheaper.

Entering a closing situation
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by A recent international report says nuclear energy is part of the solution to the decarbonisation challenge. It will have no impact in Germany, where the nuclear phaseout is...

The white heat of optimism
Thursday, June 06, 2019 by Jeremy Gordon calls for the industry to embrace the optimism generated by nuclear energy’s applications in space, and also by unlikely technologies such as thorium, fusion, and...

Time to diversify?
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by As the current nuclear fleet struggles to maintain its competitiveness in some markets, Jeremy Gordon suggests that expansion into heat or hydrogen production could help secure...

A big deal
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 by As operation of the Finnish EPR approaches, Jeremy Gordon reflects on the 15-year construction process and explains why Olkiluoto 3 remains a significant project despite its hefty delay.

Renaissance 2.0
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by Increased public and political interest in the use of nuclear power as a response to climate is undeniable. But can this translate into a new wave of construction? Jeremy Gordon...

Waiting to exhale
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Nuclear waste is typically treated as a sovereign responsibility. Does it have to be? Jeremy Gordon suggests that like any other segment of the industry, radioactive waste...

Four potential threats to physical data security
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Douglas Miorandi discusses the importance of pairing physical security and cyber security to protect data from all types of attacks in the nuclear sector

Bill Gates on climate change and nuclear
Thursday, January 03, 2019 by Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has written in his 29 December year-end blog that nuclear power is "ideal for dealing with climate change".

Nuclear power – is there another blueprint?
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by There is a sharp increase in the number of reactors entering operation today, but will this continue? In his final column, Steve Kidd, argues that despite barriers to be overcome, he...

Nuclear power – what are the barriers to expansion?
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by Fundamental change is needed to secure the future of nuclear energy. The current international regime and the focus on safety is beginning to hamper potential even in growth regions...

Radiation awareness - why must this be tackled?
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Steve Kidd explains how improving perception of radiation is a crucial step to overcoming the fear of nuclear energy.

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