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Why nuclear energy needs a reinvention
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
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
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
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?
Jeremy Gordon, suggests why the nuclear industry should pay more attention to naming its reactor designs.
Needs must when the devil drives
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
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...
New types of technology-neutral climate activism offer new opportunities for the nuclear sector. Jeremy Gordon explains why nuclear workers should get involved
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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".