USA-Japan Nuclear Alliance — History, Importance & Prospective Policies For Technocultural Exchange

This text endeavours to lay out the history of US-Japanese nuclear relations, the geopolitical implications thereof and some tentative policy proscriptions pertaining thereto for maximally mutual advancement of both nation's interests. ◊ Table of contents Background on US-Japanese nuclear relations 2018 US-Japanese memorandum Importance of the alliance Reasons for the durability of success Geographic particularities… Continue reading USA-Japan Nuclear Alliance — History, Importance & Prospective Policies For Technocultural Exchange

Report Details Potential Of DOE-backed SMR Deployment Program

A 2018 report by Scully Capital in collaboration with Kutak Rock, Examination of Federal Financial Assistance in the Renewable Energy Market: Implications & Opportunities for Commercial Deployment of Small Modular Reactors details the government subsidization strategy of so-called renewable‡ energy (solar and wind) and looks at how a similar program could be crafted around small modular… Continue reading Report Details Potential Of DOE-backed SMR Deployment Program

The Future of Fusion: China’s EAST Tokamak Reactor & Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator

Whilst present future-energy discussions are consumed by a locked-in back and forth between proponents of "renewables" and "fossil fuels," nuclear energy has faded into the background. This is unfortunate as one of the most promising energy developments, nuclear fusion, is being consistently overlooked or dismissed as too far-flung and fanciful. Nuclear fission is the process… Continue reading The Future of Fusion: China’s EAST Tokamak Reactor & Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator

Globally, 183 Nuclear Units Set To Be Decommissioned By 2020

Globally, around 76 nuclear reactors are expected to retire by 2019, followed by 183 units in the 2020s and 127 units in the 2030s. As of Sep. 2017, more than 110 commercial power reactors, 48 prototype reactors, 250 research reactors, and various fuel cycle facilities have been removed from operation. Europe has been leading the… Continue reading Globally, 183 Nuclear Units Set To Be Decommissioned By 2020

Writing Prompts 9/10/18 – Energy

prompt #1 There was nothing known not made of energy. prompt #2 The terrorists hit the power grid, hoping for a revolution, receiving instead only the slow and agonizing death of starvation. prompt#3 A million gears whirred with a synchronous clattering as the ardent machinist's great, metal citywalker roared to life and rose up from the ground… Continue reading Writing Prompts 9/10/18 – Energy

Philosophy Circular 8/18/18

W E E K L Y   P H I L O S O P H Y ARTICLES Historian and philosopher Richard Carrier has penned a fascinating article - Could Be A 38% Chance We Are The Only Civilization In The Known Universe - discussing a paper on the possibility of presently existing, otherworldly civilizations, that is EM-radiating… Continue reading Philosophy Circular 8/18/18

The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (VI)

(a.3) If We Do Nothing | Invariable Extinction (continued from part V) Whilst it is obvious that the “the world” is not ending in any meaningful, immediate way, despite the doomsaying of catastrophists such as Al Gore and Stephanie Wakefield, the world will, eventually, come to disintegration given sufficient time. Nothing extant is without an… Continue reading The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (VI)