A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.
Arun Khuttan, Sophie Zienkiewicz, Neil Calder - Net Zero Needs Nuclear
1) Arun Khuttan gives a brief history of COP and how the nuclear community has been involved in the past
2) Neil Calder introduces how the Net Zero Needs Nuclear campaign is asking international leaders to reassess their energy policies
3) Sophie Zienkiewicz explains the outreach strategy, both within and outside the nuclear sector, for starting more conversations around nuclear
4) Why the younger generation of nuclear professionals is so passionate about fighting climate change with this technology
George Verberg - Urenco
1) George Verberg’s early exposure to energy working in the Government of the Netherlands
2) His work in natural gas at Gasunie and as President of the International Gas Union
3) George’s work as a nuclear advocate in the Netherlands
4) Future opportunities for nuclear development in the Netherlands
Richard Meserve - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
1. Richard Meserve's accidental introduction to nuclear working in the White House Science Advisor's office during Three Mile Island
2. Richard's appointment to the NRC and his role as Chairman
3. Takeaways from the Fukushima accident its impact on perceptions of nuclear
4. Opportunities for the development of advanced reactors and their role in tackling climate change
Esam Hussein - University of Regina
1) Esam Hussein’s journey from Egypt to Canada in the pursuit of a career in nuclear engineering
2) An in-depth look at the intricacies of the CANDU reactors and how they’ve evolved
3) A comparative analysis of different SMR designs in terms of technology and modularity
4) How to optimize capital cost and operating cost in nuclear power plants
Isabelle Boemeke - Isodope
1) Isabelle Boemeke’s journey through her modeling career, leading her to entrepreneurship and eventually, environmentalism
2) How Isodope, Isabelle’s social media character, is making nuclear energy relatable and relevant for the masses
3)Strategies for educating and engaging the public in climate change conversation
4) A look at the electricity & emissions impacts California will see if Diablo Canyon shuts down for good
Chris Gadomski - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
1) How Chris Gadomski’s childhood memories of the 1970s oil embargo shaped his view on energy forever
2) The links between oil, renewables, and nuclear through the STEEP plus W analysis
3) A comparison of the nuclear industries in China, Russia, and the United States through the decades
4) Why operating nuclear reactors are getting shut down in the US and the impact on net-zero goals if the trend continues
I love hearing from nuclear experts and the host’s dedication to making the conversation accessible is really valuable.
Great discussions with nuclear experts!
Great discussions with nuclear energy experts! I’ve learned so much from listening to the podcast. Can’t wait for more episodes!
Technical Content, But an Excellent Introduction for Non-Technical Individuals
I accidentally came across this podcast and was intrigued with the title. My husband occasionally brings up the topic of nuclear power and I sometimes listen to Scott Adams who is enthusiastic about nuclear’s future. The topics covered are fascinating and I’ve learned so much. Thank you and keep providing great content!