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Rethinking nuclear
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Jeremy Gordon explains how more data on nuclear energy, and personal experiences, can help people change their views

Fuelling positivity
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by The coronavirus pandemic has hit most markets hard, but uranium is bucking the trend, Jeremy Gordon explains

A question of reinvention
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Nuclear energy needs to reinvent itself so that its benefits, risks and deeds are understood in terms of the values guiding us through this pandemic, says Jeremy Gordon.

Double espresso?
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Jeremy Gordon considers the legacies we have inherited from previous generations, both radioactive and otherwise.

Why nuclear energy needs a reinvention
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Nuclear energy needs to reinvent itself so that its benefits, risks and deeds are understood in terms of the values guiding us through this pandemic, says Jeremy Gordon

Use it or lose it
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by Jeremy Gordon looks at the closure of Fessenheim, France’s oldest nuclear plant. Does it mark the beginning of the end of nuclear power in the country?

Keep on keeping on
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by Even if climate targets seem insurmountable, every single reactor means less demand for fossil fuel extraction and a step toward reducing carbon emissions, says Jeremy Gordon.

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.

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