Category: Climate Fix

Episode 15: Legalizing Nuclear Power

Phil and Colby have a conversation with Dr. Ben Heard, a large name in nuclear advocacy in Australia. Based in Adelaide, Ben founded and runs the NGO Bright New World. In this episode, the nuclear power ban in Australia is discussed, as well as strategies to gather political support of nuclear power in Australia and the United States. Additionally, they talk about Australia’s energy future and the limits of renewables.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.
Recorded: 3/7/2021

Episode 14: Ecomodernism: Join the Movement!

Colby and Phil talk to Gabriel Ignetti, pro-nuclear environmental activist and creator of the Ecomodernist Podcast, about the philosophy of ecomodernism and his new organization, Ecomodernist Society of North America. He is looking to expand the movement, in order to bring about the change needed in modern environmentalism.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.
Recorded: 2/24/2021

Episode 13: Nuclear Engineer Round Table

Phil hosts a round table discussion with guests who are in the nuclear engineering sector. Mack Cullison, Sarah Woolf, and Jason Simental provide insight on: why they entered the field, nuclear’s importance in fighting climate change, its advantages over other energy sources, and its future as a field for young people.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.
Recorded: 2/5/2021

Episode 12: Beyond the Oil Rig

D.J. and Phil have a discussion with Americans for Nuclear Energy Team Member, Jona Adams, about the company she started called Poseidon Atomic. This company aims to create large nuclear reactor platforms in the ocean, whose sole purpose is to synthesize large amounts of zero-net-emission hydrocarbon fuel from the sea, helping to decarbonize the transport sector.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.
Recorded: 1/26/2021

Episode 11: A Doctor’s Case for Nuclear Power

Phil and Colby have a discussion with Dr. Chris Keefer, a Toronto-based emergency department physician, nuclear power advocate, creator of environmental podcast Decouple, and director of the organization Doctors for Nuclear Energy. In this conversation, the health benefits and uses of all things nuclear are examined, which save countless lives on a daily basis.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.
Recorded: 1/1/2021

Episode 10: Selling Power, Not Fear

Colby and Phil have a discussion with Bret Kugelmass, director of the Energy Impact Center, and creator of the podcast Titans of Nuclear. Bret claims the nuclear power industry itself is participating in fear-mongering about the technology. We discuss the industry’s role in enabling public fear, a review of accident dangers, reactor engineering issues and the sobering reality of what climate mitigation efforts will require.

Episode 9: An Electric Grid in Trouble

Phil and Colby talk to energy expert Meredith Angwin, about her latest book, Shorting the Grid. The book describes the electric grid as a finely tuned machine, and highlights many bureaucratic and convoluted grid policies that threaten to severely weaken grid reliability. The author explains the situation and her concerns.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.

Episode 8: Fresh Air in the Halls of Power

Colby and Phil talk with Brett Rampal, a nuclear power specialist, who works for Clean Air Task Force, a bipartisan climate change lobbying organization. The organization, their important work informing policymakers, and their nuclear-inclusive strategies are discussed.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.

Episode 7: Elysium’s Fast Spectrum

Colby and Phil talk with Ed Pheil, chief executive of Elysium Industries, which is designing a molten chloride salt fast reactor (MCSFR) which uses existing nuclear waste as a fuel source. This technology and it’s environmental benefits are discussed.

Created by: Americans for Nuclear Energy Inc.

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