Decouple Podcast

A Chat with the Nuclear Barbarian
A Chat with the Nuclear Barbarian
Emmet Penney joins me to shoot the breeze and catch up on the whirlwind developments of the last few months.
01:06:29
April 09, 2024
Californication of the Grid
Californication of the Grid
Fan favourite, Mark Nelson, joins me for an update on California’s soaring electricity prices and worsening grid...
01:22:01
March 30, 2024
Deep Sea Mining
Deep Sea Mining
Seaver Wang, oceanographer and co-director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute joins me to unravel...
00:50:01
March 26, 2024
Will Nuclear power AI?
Will Nuclear power AI?
James Krellenstein joins me to explore the extraordinary power requirements of the AI revolution and how this dema...
01:20:40
March 18, 2024
The Fragilization of the Grid
The Fragilization of the Grid
David March CEO of Exergy/Energy joins me to discuss the sharp decline in power quality from increasing penetratio...
01:07:14
March 08, 2024
Peak Cheap Oil?
Peak Cheap Oil?
Art Berman joins me to discuss the likelihood and implications of cheap peak oil.
01:11:58
March 06, 2024
LNG the Champagne of Energy
LNG the Champagne of Energy
Stephen Stapczynski, Bloomberg Business senior reporter, joins me to discuss everything you always wanted to know ...
01:12:43
February 27, 2024
Ontario’s Nuclear Revival: Minister Todd Smith
Ontario’s Nuclear Revival: Minister T...
Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith joins me to discuss the phenomenon of Ontario’s centrality to the West’s nu...
00:43:49
February 23, 2024
Vogtle Part 3: Was the NRC to blame?
Vogtle Part 3: Was the NRC to blame?
James Krellenstein returns to deeper dive the lessons of Vogtle and VC Summer
01:17:25
February 20, 2024
The Energy Returns of Unconventional Oil
The Energy Returns of Unconventional Oi...
Chris Popoff returns to talk unconventional oil with a focus on oil sands. What is it? What are its energy economi...
01:09:49
February 16, 2024
Vogtle Part 2: Murphy’s Law
Vogtle Part 2: Murphy’s Law
James Krellenstein and I continue our deep dive analysis of what went wrong at Vogtle.
00:52:38
February 12, 2024
The Politics of a Canadian Nuclear Revival
The Politics of a Canadian Nuclear Revi...
As Canada embarks on a new nuclear build out of SMRs and large Reactors, Professor Duane Bratt joins me to provide...
01:18:43
February 09, 2024
Prospects for Process Heat & “Advanced” Nuclear
Prospects for Process Heat & “Advance...
Noah Rettberg walks us through an in depth exploration on the challenges of decarbonizing process heat.
00:57:13
February 07, 2024
It's a Material World
It's a Material World
Ed Conway author of “Material World” joins me to explore the material world underpinning the ethereal world of...
01:19:20
January 31, 2024
Vogtle Part 1: the Nuclear Renaissance That Wasn't
Vogtle Part 1: the Nuclear Renaissance ...
James Krellenstein returns to dig into what went wrong at Vogtle and why the nuclear “Renaissance” of the earl...
01:16:21
January 25, 2024
Extreme Weather and Alberta’s AWOL Renewable Energy
Extreme Weather and Alberta’s AWOL Re...
Alberta, sitting on massive reserves of oil and gas, found itself teetering on the edge of blackout this week as t...
01:03:01
January 17, 2024
From Microchips to Atom Splits
From Microchips to Atom Splits
Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO at Microsoft and vice chairman of TerraPower joins me to discuss his experience bridgi...
00:37:42
January 08, 2024
A Fireside chat with Sec. Ernie Moniz
A Fireside chat with Sec. Ernie Moniz
Sec Ernie Moniz and I chat about best practices for “embarking” and “re-embarking” nations as 24 countries...
00:23:29
December 28, 2023
Cracking the Nuclear Innovation Nut
Cracking the Nuclear Innovation Nut
Humanity went from inducing the first fissions of heavy elements in 1938 to a nuclear powered submarine in just 16...
01:06:33
December 22, 2023
COP28 & The Inconvenient Truth about Coal
COP28 & The Inconvenient Truth about Co...
Robert Bryce joins me for a COP28 “reactions” episode and drops some hard truths on the world’s ever increas...
00:59:36
December 17, 2023
How to Fuel a Tripling of Nuclear Energy
How to Fuel a Tripling of Nuclear Energ...
Dr. Keefer sat down with some of the Titans of the nuclear fuel cycle at the “Net Zero Nuclear Summit” on the ...
00:47:31
December 12, 2023
NuScale, New Problems
NuScale, New Problems
The cancellation of the Carbon Free Power Project was a massive blow to US SMR front runner NuScale. James Krellen...
01:23:04
December 02, 2023
Ontario’s Green Energy Act
Ontario’s Green Energy Act
Chris Adlam joins me to discuss Ontario’s attempt to imitate Germany’s Energiewende. It began as an attempt to...
00:43:24
November 28, 2023
Enriching Uranium Understanding
Enriching Uranium Understanding
One in 20 American homes are powered by Russian enriched uranium because the USA lacks sufficient enrichment capac...
01:20:56
November 13, 2023
US Offshore Wind Dead in the Water?
US Offshore Wind Dead in the Water?
The recent cancellation of two large wind projects in New Jersey are the latest in a series of setbacks for the na...
00:38:58
November 06, 2023
Small Misunderstood Reactors
Small Misunderstood Reactors
James Krellenstein joins me to discuss the rationale underlying small modular reactors and in particular the chall...
01:33:56
October 18, 2023
Why is Western nuclear so expensive?
Why is Western nuclear so expensive?
Jacopo Buongiorno joins me to discuss the cost drivers of nuclear and how we can drive them down. For a deeper div...
00:45:35
October 11, 2023
Are renewables jobs the “fast food” employment of the energy transition?
Are renewables jobs the “fast food”...
Dr Keefer’s Testimony at the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee on what Canada can learn from the Infl...
00:05:51
October 07, 2023
Just How Cheap are Wind & Solar?
Just How Cheap are Wind & Solar?
Muckraking physicist and data scientist Aidan Morrison has thrown doubt on the oft repeated mantra in Australia th...
01:21:10
September 29, 2023
How Ontario Decarbonized
How Ontario Decarbonized
Dr. Keefer’s speech at Minerals Week in Australia sharing the story of Ontario’s coal phaseout & the decar...
00:41:02
September 15, 2023
The Geothermal Masterclass
The Geothermal Masterclass
Enhanced geothermal has been a scientific white whale since the 1970’s but a recent breakthrough announcement is...
00:49:47
September 06, 2023
Quebec reconsiders Nuclear. Waters up with that?
Quebec reconsiders Nuclear. Waters up w...
As electricity demands increase Quebec is looking into refurbishing its lone mothballed CANDU reactor Gentilly-2. ...
00:09:47
August 25, 2023
Jigar Shah: Breaking the Nuclear Stalemate
Jigar Shah: Breaking the Nuclear Stalem...
Today I am joined by Jigar Shah, the director of the US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office to discuss the f...
00:56:01
August 18, 2023
An Oppenheimer on Oppenheimer
An Oppenheimer on Oppenheimer
Charles Oppenheimer, a serial entrepreneur in the software business and the grandson of J Robert Oppenheimer joins...
00:59:26
August 11, 2023
American Nuclear: The Next Chapter
American Nuclear: The Next Chapter
Physicist James Krellenstein returns for a part two to talk about America’s nuclear future.
00:51:22
August 05, 2023
American Nuclear: Failure to Learn, Destined to Repeat?
American Nuclear: Failure to Learn, Des...
“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” Physicist James Krellenstein joins me to de...
01:07:06
July 31, 2023
Gone With the Wind: Denmark’s Stalled Energy Transition
Gone With the Wind: Denmark’s Stalled...
Denmark is known around the world as a wind turbine superpower. It has been an early mover with the largest per ca...
01:02:46
July 17, 2023
Embrace the Waste
Embrace the Waste
In this “Decouple Short” Madi Hilly shares the experience of her maternity photo shoot at Idaho National Labor...
00:13:52
July 10, 2023
The Case for CANDU
The Case for CANDU
Chris Adlam, a senior analyst and cofounder of Canadians for Nuclear Energy joins me for an in depth discussion on...
01:23:10
July 04, 2023
Bridging the Metabolic Rift
Bridging the Metabolic Rift
Inspired by the recent Breakthrough Dialogues theme of the “Metabolic Rift,”Leigh Phillips joins me for a far ...
01:06:12
June 29, 2023
Stormy Waters Ahead for Offshore Wind
Stormy Waters Ahead for Offshore Wind
Decouple correspondent Angelica Oung joins me to discuss the challenges facing the offshore wind industry as commo...
01:00:24
June 19, 2023
Can the Left be Saved From Itself?
Can the Left be Saved From Itself?
Ruy Texeira, an American political scientist and commentator, joins me to discuss the “5 deadly sins” of the m...
01:02:53
June 12, 2023
Peak Oil and the End of Globalization
Peak Oil and the End of Globalization
Systems engineer, James Fleay, joins me to discuss the unique relationship between liquid hydrocarbons and our six...
00:54:13
June 06, 2023
What About the Waste?
What About the Waste?
Madi Hilly, author of nuclear advocacy’s most viral tweet, joins me to discuss the ultimate bogeyman and best pr...
01:19:37
May 28, 2023
Non-Proliferation & the Antinuclear Mind
Non-Proliferation & the Antinuclear Min...
Jeremy Whitlock of the IAEA joins me to debrief “The Great Canadian Nuclear Debate” explore the “antinuclear...
01:03:59
May 22, 2023
The Uranium Masterclass
The Uranium Masterclass
Mark Nelson returns for an “Insanium Uranium Explanium!”
01:00:29
May 16, 2023
What’s Nu-clear in Japan
What’s Nu-clear in Japan
Robert Bryce joins me to discuss his recent trip to Japan where climate concern is at the bottom of the list of gr...
00:45:20
May 08, 2023
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Emmet Penney returns to offer a review of the film “How to Blow Up a Pipeline,” which is based on the work of ...
00:55:25
May 01, 2023
The Great Canadian Nuclear Debate
The Great Canadian Nuclear Debate
Decouple host Dr. Keefer faces off against Canada’s most prolific antinuclear activist Dr. Gordon Edwards, presi...
01:47:59
April 27, 2023
A Eulogy for the German Atom
A Eulogy for the German Atom
Decouple’s Germany correspondent Noah Rettberg returns for a sombre discussion about the conclusion of Germany...
00:57:57
April 24, 2023
Peak Shale: Not so fast!
Peak Shale: Not so fast!
Mark Hinaman, Director of Engineering and Innovation at Franklin Mountain Energy, joins me to give us a pad side v...
00:58:16
April 17, 2023
Barakah - A Nuclear Success Story
Barakah - A Nuclear Success Story
In an era in which the nuclear industry has struggled to deliver new nuclear power plants on time and on budget, t...
00:56:48
April 10, 2023
Limits to Growth for Precision Fermentation
Limits to Growth for Precision Fermenta...
With concerns mounting about the biodiversity crisis, precision fermentation and cultured meats offer an enticing ...
01:03:20
April 03, 2023
Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage
Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage
Gary Rose, VP of New Nuclear Growth at Ontario Power Generation, builds our understand of the CANDU refurbishment ...
01:13:12
March 27, 2023
The State of the Atom
The State of the Atom
Mark Nelson delivers his annual “State of the Atom” address, taking a global look at the rapidly unfolding cha...
01:01:56
March 20, 2023
Peak Shale
Peak Shale
Today we deep dive fracking and shale, the energy source that put Peak Oil concerns on the back burner for a decad...
01:02:29
March 13, 2023
Much Ado About Tritium
Much Ado About Tritium
The topic of tritium continues to be a focal point for nuclear opponents, who use anti-science claims to stoke fea...
00:47:53
March 08, 2023
How Big Things Get Done
How Big Things Get Done
Decouple correspondent, Angelica Oung, joins me for a review of Bent Flyvbjerg’s new book which examines the les...
00:42:42
February 27, 2023
Energy Modeling: the Good, the Bad, and the Misleading
Energy Modeling: the Good, the Bad, and...
Mark Nelson, managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, joins me for a deep dive of the uses and abuses of ene...
01:05:54
February 21, 2023
The Climate Aristocracy
The Climate Aristocracy
Robert Bryce, author, film producer, and host of the Power Hungry Podcast, discusses his recent article "The Billi...
00:46:53
February 13, 2023
It's Not Impossible, We Just Need a Better Plan
It's Not Impossible, We Just Need a Bet...
Dr. Simon Michaux, Associate Professor at Geometallurgy at Geological Survey of Finland, discusses the minimu...
01:07:21
February 06, 2023
Wizards and Prophets, Ecomodernists and Environmentalists w/ Charles C. Mann
Wizards and Prophets, Ecomodernists and...
Just as the political spectrum is divided between left and right, thinking on environmental problem solving is sim...
01:18:36
January 30, 2023
Lignite Coal: A German Love Story
Lignite Coal: A German Love Story
Noah Rettberg, physics lab technician in training and popular Decouple guest, sheds some light on the protests reg...
00:45:00
January 23, 2023
Peak Oil & the End of Growth
Peak Oil & the End of Growth
Nate Hagens, host of the podcast “The Great Simplification,” discusses the implications of fossil fuel/materia...
00:57:10
January 16, 2023
Natrium, Coal Gasification, and Synfuels, Oh My!
Natrium, Coal Gasification, and Synfuel...
Cal Abel, CTO of Signal Power and Light, discusses the engineering behind the sodium-cooled fast reactor Natrium, ...
01:05:20
January 09, 2023
What’s All the Fuss About Fusion?
What’s All the Fuss About Fusion?
Gerrit Bruhaug, based out of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at Rochester University, joins Decouple to talk a...
01:01:16
January 03, 2023
From Sierra Leone to Sweden: A Panel Discussion on Nuclear at COP27
From Sierra Leone to Sweden: A Panel Di...
An IAEA panel discussion at COP27 on how nuclear energy intersects with the lives of individuals and a diverse arr...
00:56:20
December 30, 2022
Human Factors and Nuclear Reactors
Human Factors and Nuclear Reactors
Noah Rettberg, physics lab technician in training and popular Decouple guest, updates us on Germany's return to fo...
01:11:11
December 20, 2022
Mining Our Way to Net Zero
Mining Our Way to Net Zero
Dr. Simon Michaux, Associate Professor at Geometallurgy at Geological Survey of Finland, uncovers the truth about ...
01:33:35
December 12, 2022
Mark Nelson on Pyramids & COP27 Panels
Mark Nelson on Pyramids & COP27 Panels
Mark Nelson, managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, digests COP27, whose location in Egypt leads him to re...
01:08:24
December 06, 2022
Nuclear Energy at COP27
Nuclear Energy at COP27
Seth Grae, CEO of Lightbridge Corporation, reflects on the 2022 UN Climate Chance Conference, or COP27, held this ...
00:57:12
November 29, 2022
Nuclear Energy: Climate Friend or Foe?
Nuclear Energy: Climate Friend or Foe?
Mark Nelson, managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, debates Tobias Holle, an activist with Fridays for Fut...
00:45:03
November 21, 2022
An American Doctor’s Experience of the Chernobyl Accident
An American Doctor’s Experience of th...
A very special guest, Dr. Robert Gale, a physician and medical researcher who pioneered knowledge on bone marrow t...
00:40:00
November 15, 2022
What is the nuclear secret sauce?
What is the nuclear secret sauce?
Kalev Kallemets, CEO of Fermi Energia, joins us once again to discuss the "secret sauce" of successful nuclear con...
01:02:39
November 07, 2022
Diesel Powered Decoupling?
Diesel Powered Decoupling?
BF Randall, an environmental lawyer who has made a rapid rise on #energytwitter for his detailed threads on mining...
01:28:07
November 01, 2022
A Canada-Germany Hydrogen Scandal?
A Canada-Germany Hydrogen Scandal?
James Fleay, an Australian engineer and project manager in the energy sector, joins Dr. Keefer to discuss the "Hyd...
01:26:44
October 21, 2022
Nuclear Advocacy and Labour
Nuclear Advocacy and Labour
Listen to a panel discussion hosted in-person in Ontario by the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council, featuring: Ros...
00:58:29
October 19, 2022
A Physician's Perspective on Nuclear Waste
A Physician's Perspective on Nuclear Wa...
Dr. Chris Keefer teamed up with Dr. Douglas Boreham, Professor and Division Head of Medical Sciences at the Northe...
01:20:07
October 10, 2022
Nord Stream Sabotaged, Energiewende Over?
Nord Stream Sabotaged, Energiewende Ove...
Adam Blazowski, an engineer and co-founder of FOTA4Climate, joins us to provide context to the breaking news of th...
00:56:16
September 27, 2022
Germany: How to Fail An Energy Transition
Germany: How to Fail An Energy Transiti...
Noah Rettberg returns for an update on the tragedy of German energy and energy policy. As politicians continue to ...
01:14:13
September 26, 2022
A Cold Old World feat. Doomberg
A Cold Old World feat. Doomberg
Doomberg, author of the leading Substack newsletter on energy, finance, and the economy at-large, has written exte...
01:04:52
September 19, 2022
Avoiding an Energy Blunder Down Under
Avoiding an Energy Blunder Down Under
Robert Parker, a civil engineer and ex-president of the Australian Nuclear Association, walks us through Australia...
01:17:37
September 12, 2022
Behind the Diablo Canyon Victory feat. Isabelle Boemeke
Behind the Diablo Canyon Victory feat. ...
Isabelle Boemeke, the founder of Isodope and a key influencer in the recent victory to keep Diablo Canyon Power Pl...
00:52:58
September 08, 2022
Diablo Canyon Lives feat. Michael Shellenberger
Diablo Canyon Lives feat. Michael Shell...
Michael Shellenberger, best-selling author and an early organizer of the pro-nuclear movement, joins Dr. Keefer to...
01:09:52
September 02, 2022
Decouple Reads: Fossil Future/Climate Change as Class War
Decouple Reads: Fossil Future/Climate C...
Brahm Neufeld, senior engineer of process controls at CAMECO and a lifelong avid reader, joins Dr. Keefer on a new...
01:11:13
August 30, 2022
The World's Largest Nuclear Refurbishment
The World's Largest Nuclear Refurbishme...
Jeff Phelps, Vice President of Major Operations at Bruce Power, sits down with Dr. Keefer at Bruce Nuclear Generat...
00:19:26
August 22, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act with Robert Bryce
The Inflation Reduction Act with Robert...
Robert Bryce, author, film producer, and host of the Power Hungry Podcast, discusses headlines and current events ...
00:55:55
August 16, 2022
The Story of Storage (Mark Nelson Masterclass)
The Story of Storage (Mark Nelson Maste...
Mark Nelson, managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, joins us for the third installation of our masterclass...
01:11:09
August 09, 2022
Gold Standard or Standstill? Reflections on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Gold Standard or Standstill? Reflection...
Dr. Keefer and Decouple producer Dylan Moon reflect on their visit to Ontario's Nuclear Waste Management Organizat...
00:28:50
August 02, 2022
This Land Is Mined: The Coal Masterclass
This Land Is Mined: The Coal Masterclas...
Mark Nelson, managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, joins us for his second masterclass, this time all abo...
01:06:53
July 19, 2022
Germany: The Canary in the Coal Mine
Germany: The Canary in the Coal Mine
Noah Rettberg returns to update us on how Germany is faring amid its ongoing energy crisis. How and why is the cri...
01:10:04
July 12, 2022
Ontario's Energy Conundrum
Ontario's Energy Conundrum
Ontario can't seem to make up its mind about energy. Partway through a historic nuclear-powered coal phaseout, the...
01:06:57
July 05, 2022
Is Russia’s War the End of Climate Policy as We Know It?
Is Russia’s War the End of Climate Po...
Ted Nordhaus, executive director of The Breakthrough Institute, discusses his recent article in Foreign Policy: "R...
00:46:59
June 27, 2022
Something's Rotten with French Nuclear
Something's Rotten with French Nuclear
With Europe held hostage due to its dependence on Russian oil and gas, France had the potential with its gargantua...
01:11:28
June 20, 2022
Testing the Credibility of Linear No-Threshold
Testing the Credibility of Linear No-Th...
Kilometers below the Canadian shield, in a laboratory painstakingly designed to eliminate nearly all sources of ba...
00:36:08
June 13, 2022
What Does a Just Transition Look Like?
What Does a Just Transition Look Like?
Dan Campbell, a licensed nuclear operator, reflects on losing his job at the coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Stati...
00:48:44
June 06, 2022
Who Killed Nuclear Energy?
Who Killed Nuclear Energy?
Emmet Penney, creator of Nuclear Barbarians, Grid Brief, and the ex.haust podcast, walks us through the rise, fall...
01:15:59
May 31, 2022
Sri Lanka's Fast Track to Agricultural Collapse
Sri Lanka's Fast Track to Agricultural ...
Saloni Shah, a food and agriculture analyst at The Breakthrough Institute, dives into the policy disaster that was...
00:38:44
May 24, 2022
Getting Serious About Our Energy Future
Getting Serious About Our Energy Future
Michael Edesess, a mathematician, economist, and former chairman of the board of the Rocky Mountain Institute, dis...
00:49:33
May 17, 2022
Old Nuclear, New Ideas
Old Nuclear, New Ideas
Bret Kugelmass, host of the Titans of Nuclear podcast and Managing Director of the Energy Impact Center, joins wit...
01:41:07
May 10, 2022
Public Power Politics
Public Power Politics
Matt Huber, a professor of geography at Syracuse University, discusses his recent piece for Jacobin Magazine, "In ...
00:53:37
May 03, 2022
Dr. Keefer Testifies on the “Just Transition”
Dr. Keefer Testifies on the “Just Tra...
Decouple Podcast Host Dr. Chris Keefer is called as a witness to  Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada to answer que...
00:31:47
April 26, 2022
From Consultant for Gazprom to Belgian Energy Minister
From Consultant for Gazprom to Belgian ...
Marco Visscher, a Dutch writer and editor, discusses some of the actors, including Tinne Van Der Straeten, who are...
00:32:07
April 19, 2022
Electrification 2.0
Electrification 2.0
Edgardo Sepulveda, energy economist and seven-time Decouple guest, returns to delivers a synthesis episode. We dra...
01:05:24
April 11, 2022
Doomberg: Famine on the horizon?
Doomberg: Famine on the horizon?
Doomberg, the anonymous author of the popular Substack publication on energy, finance, and the economy at-large, w...
00:41:47
April 04, 2022
India's Nuclear Past and Future with Dr. Anil Kakodkar
India's Nuclear Past and Future with Dr...
Dr. Anil Kakodkar—the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, Director of the Bhabha Atomic Re...
00:49:45
April 01, 2022
The Energy Poverty Returns on Energy Malinvested
The Energy Poverty Returns on Energy Ma...
Commodities investor Leigh Goehring breaks down the supply AND demand origins of our current energy crisis and its...
01:13:04
March 28, 2022
The Finns Know How to Green Party
The Finns Know How to Green Party
Tea Törmänen discusses the exception to the rule that is Finland's pro-nuclear and biotech-curious Green Party....
00:41:20
March 21, 2022
The Canada Green Bond Framework Needs a Rework
The Canada Green Bond Framework Needs a...
Edgardo Sepulveda, a regulatory economist and the creator of edecarb.org, responds to the exclusion of nuclear ene...
00:56:33
March 14, 2022
The War on Energy
The War on Energy
Kalev Kallemets, CEO of Fermi Energia, joins Dr. Keefer to reflect on energy, geopolitics, and SMRs in the context...
00:46:10
March 07, 2022
The Fog of Peace Lifts on the Energy Transition
The Fog of Peace Lifts on the Energy Tr...
As the politics of energy factor heavily in the Russia-Ukraine war, Dr. John Constable, Director of the Renewable ...
01:02:35
March 02, 2022
So You're Telling Me There's a Chance: Germany's Nuclear Wobble
So You're Telling Me There's a Chance: ...
Mark Nelson breaks the news that the German Ministry of Finance is discussing rolling back the country's nuclear p...
00:27:34
February 28, 2022
Russian Troops at Chernobyl
Russian Troops at Chernobyl
Mark Nelson provides early insight on the news that Russian forces have captured the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Mark...
00:25:56
February 25, 2022
The Lazard People Are Taking Over
The Lazard People Are Taking Over
Mark Nelson, managing director of Radiant Energy Group, explains one of the most cited yet misunderstood metrics i...
01:09:38
February 21, 2022
Romantic Agriculture
Romantic Agriculture
Iida Ruishalme, biologist and science communicator behind the blog Thoughtscapism, digs into the origins and dogma...
01:11:56
February 14, 2022
My Mother Explains Romanticism to Me
My Mother Explains Romanticism to Me
Janice Kulyk Keefer, literary theorist, writer, award-winning poet, and my mom decodes the Romantic tradition for ...
01:15:19
February 07, 2022
Keeping the Northern Lights On
Keeping the Northern Lights On
Madeleine Redfern is an Inuit businesswoman and former two-term mayor of Iqaluit in the far northern Canadian terr...
00:44:44
January 31, 2022
A Hard Landing for Soft Energy
A Hard Landing for Soft Energy
Mark Nelson joins me to discuss Amory Lovins, the man behind the “soft energy path” and the intellectual godfa...
01:08:40
January 24, 2022
The Children of Chernobyl
The Children of Chernobyl
Dr. Geraldine Thomas, Director of the Chernobyl Tissue Bank and leading global expert on the impacts of radiation,...
00:45:58
January 20, 2022
An Indigenous Woman in Nuclear
An Indigenous Woman in Nuclear
Tracy Primeau is a retired Shift Manager at Bruce Power who is now on the Board of Directors at Ontario Power Gene...
00:58:38
January 17, 2022
Doomberg Lays Out the Global Pecking Order
Doomberg Lays Out the Global Pecking Or...
Is the sky falling on the west? I am joined by the green chicken avatar representing the anonymous Substack: Doomb...
01:22:31
January 10, 2022
Goodbye, Grohnde
Goodbye, Grohnde
Dr. Anna Veronika Wendland is a scientist at the Herder Institute and a historian of science and technology. She c...
00:46:46
December 31, 2021
The Wicked Problem With
The Wicked Problem With "Don't Look Up"
In this short episode, I am joined by Alex Trembath, Deputy Director of The Breakthrough Institute, to discuss Ada...
00:34:42
December 31, 2021
The Grim Fairy Tale of German Electricity
The Grim Fairy Tale of German Electrici...
With the closure of three of Germany’s remaining six nuclear reactors coming offline within the week, I am joine...
01:08:06
December 28, 2021
Into the Wild: Dr. Keefer Before the MD
Into the Wild: Dr. Keefer Before the MD
Many years ago, before Dr. Keefer was a nuclear power-loving, techno-optimist physician, he was a self-described n...
01:05:54
December 24, 2021
Are Nuclear Plants Immortal?
Are Nuclear Plants Immortal?
Mark Nelson, managing director of Radiant Energy Group, and I dig into his claims about the functional "immortalit...
01:09:26
December 22, 2021
Precision Agriculture and Angry Optimism
Precision Agriculture and Angry Optimis...
Dr. Kenneth Cassman joins to explore the state of innovation in agriculture. Where are the knowledge gaps? And wha...
00:59:11
December 19, 2021
One Billion Tons
One Billion Tons
Rauli Partanen, an award-winning science communicator and energy analyst from Finland, comes on to discuss his new...
01:06:48
December 14, 2021
What's A Wind Drought? Europe's Lust for the Gust
What's A Wind Drought? Europe's Lust fo...
Dr. Hannah Bloomfield, a Climate Risk Analytics research associate at the University of Bristol, describes an extr...
00:36:14
December 11, 2021
The James Hansen Interview
The James Hansen Interview
In this very special episode, I am joined live in Berlin by the "Godfather of Climate Science," Dr. James Hansen. ...
01:46:56
December 06, 2021
Colonialism in Green
Colonialism in Green
Dr. Vijaya Ramachandran is tracking the lastest in eco-colonialism. Numerous countries and investment banks have b...
00:46:52
December 03, 2021
Let The Market Decide? A History of Government Intervention in Energy
Let The Market Decide? A History of Gov...
In this episode, Dr. Keefer and economist Edgardo Sepulveda cover a lot of ground: • Edgardo’s new website tha...
00:52:08
November 28, 2021
Darth Vader On Geoengineering
Darth Vader On Geoengineering
The Dark Lord takes a break from singing 80s parodies outside the gates of COP26 to talk to us about his love for ...
00:16:55
November 25, 2021
Can You Dig It? Should You Dig It? All About Mining
Can You Dig It? Should You Dig It? All ...
Mining underpins nearly everything in our modern lives. Essentially, if we didn't grow it, we mined it. Dr. Richar...
01:29:48
November 22, 2021
Indigenous Climate Action
Indigenous Climate Action
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Executive Director of Indigeno...
01:04:53
November 18, 2021
Is African Poverty a Climate Solution?
Is African Poverty a Climate Solution?
Special Decouple Studios mini-doc from inside the walls of COP26. Decouple's Jesse Freeston follows two young nucl...
00:10:50
November 15, 2021
A Sober Sitdown with the German Climate Negotiators
A Sober Sitdown with the German Climate...
What has the Energiewende achieved, what hasn't it? An interview with the spokesperson for the German delegation t...
00:30:37
November 11, 2021
France’s Second Nuclear Renaissance?
France’s Second Nuclear Renaissance?
Dr. Keefer sits down in Glasgow with Carine de Boissezon, who is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the French el...
00:34:19
November 10, 2021
Will the Revolution be Funded?
Will the Revolution be Funded?
Decouple mobile studios reports from Glasgow, Scotland, where Dr. Keefer and other pro-nuclear advocates are atten...
00:59:13
November 08, 2021
Michael Shellenberger: A Heretic Among Heretics
Michael Shellenberger: A Heretic Among ...
In this episode, I am joined by returning guest Michael Shellenberger. We briefly discuss his new book San Fransic...
01:03:33
November 04, 2021
Its Gas or Nuclear, you Pickering
Its Gas or Nuclear, you Pickering
In this special episode, I am joined live by filmmaker Jesse Freeston on the sunny beach in front of the Pickering...
01:13:42
November 01, 2021
Sayonara Nuclear? Japan’s Energy Transitions
Sayonara Nuclear? Japan’s Energy Tran...
I am joined by Yuriy Humber, founder of Japan NRG, to discuss Japan’s complex relationship with nuclear technolo...
01:03:04
October 26, 2021
Ted Nordhaus Deconstructs Degrowth
Ted Nordhaus Deconstructs Degrowth
I am joined by returning guest and co-founder of The Breakthrough Institute, Ted Nordhaus, to discuss degrowth as ...
00:49:17
October 21, 2021
Emmet Penney and the Nuclear Barbarians
Emmet Penney and the Nuclear Barbarians
I am joined by returning guest Emmet Penney to discuss his new project, Nuclear Barbarians. The project is Emmet...
01:07:47
October 18, 2021
How to Feed a Warming Planet
How to Feed a Warming Planet
In a change of pace for Decouple, I am joined by Dr. Channa Prakash for a wide-ranging discussion on crop science ...
01:12:48
October 12, 2021
Europe's Winter of Discontent
Europe's Winter of Discontent
I am joined again by Mark Nelson to speak on the energy shocks tearing through Europe and Asia. What are its cause...
00:46:52
October 09, 2021
Illinois' Nuclear Near-Death Experience
Illinois' Nuclear Near-Death Experience
I am joined by returning guest of Madi Czerwinski, founder of the Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal, to reflect on...
00:44:28
October 04, 2021
The EU Green Taxonomy Soap Opera feat. Myrto Tripathi
The EU Green Taxonomy Soap Opera feat. ...
The EU Green Taxonomy has been a source of acrimony in the EU since it launched. It was meant as a tool to guide i...
01:17:36
September 27, 2021
What’s up with the “Modernism” in Ecomodernism? feat. Alex Trembath
What’s up with the “Modernism” in...
This week, I am joined by Alex Trembath, Deputy Director of The Breakthrough Institute, to deconstruct the “mode...
01:08:05
September 20, 2021
The Preconditions of France's Nuclear Buildout feat. François Perchet
The Preconditions of France's Nuclear B...
We are often told that we need a World War 2 level mobilization to address the looming threats of climate change. ...
00:54:51
September 13, 2021
The Belgian Green’s Climate Own Goal feat. Rob De Schutter
The Belgian Green’s Climate Own Goal ...
In 2025, Belgium will close its last two nuclear plants, which make around half of the countries power. The plan? ...
00:40:13
September 10, 2021
Taiwan's Energy Gamble feat. Angelica Oung
Taiwan's Energy Gamble feat. Angelica O...
In this episode, I am joined by Angelica Oung, an energy reporter from Taiwan, to discuss Taiwan's plan to power t...
00:51:28
September 06, 2021
A Natural Gas Masterclass feat. Mark Nelson
A Natural Gas Masterclass feat. Mark Ne...
Natural gas occupies a strange place in the climate debate. By helping to phase out coal, it has led modest decarb...
01:06:09
August 30, 2021
Ontario’s Climate Retreat feat. Edgardo Sepulveda
Ontario’s Climate Retreat feat. Edgar...
In the past two decades, Ontario has become a world leader in clean electricity by phasing out coal generation, wh...
00:37:41
August 23, 2021
The coming European blackouts and SMR opportunities feat. Kalev Kallemets
The coming European blackouts and SMR o...
Germany has once again embarked on a war on two fronts this time attempting to phase out its two main sources of r...
01:03:01
August 19, 2021
Assessing the Sixth IPCC report feat. Zeke Hausfather
Assessing the Sixth IPCC report feat. Z...
The IPCC has released its first major update in 8 years, the sixth assessment report (AR6). Zeke Hausfather, who c...
01:01:07
August 14, 2021
Medical Isotopes? We CANDU that!: Feat James Scongack
Medical Isotopes? We CANDU that!: Feat ...
Medical isotopes make modern medicine possible. We depend on a steady supply to sterilize medical equipment, as ra...
00:35:33
August 09, 2021
SMR Economics and the Nuclear Secret Sauce feat. Tony Roulstone
SMR Economics and the Nuclear Secret Sa...
In the West, many nuclear advocates have pinned their hopes for a nuclear renaissance on Small Modular Reactors, o...
01:05:34
August 03, 2021
How Radiation Affects Us feat. Dr. Douglas Boreham
How Radiation Affects Us feat. Dr. Doug...
We live in a radioactive world. Every minute, 7,000 potentially cell-damaging radioactive releases occur in our bo...
01:04:51
July 26, 2021
Batteries, Energy Lysenkoism, and Geopolitics feat. Mark P. Mills
Batteries, Energy Lysenkoism, and Geopo...
Intermittent weather-dependent sources of electricity need backup storage to compensate for gaps in production. El...
01:08:09
July 19, 2021
What Went Wrong at Vogtle? feat. Mark Nelson
What Went Wrong at Vogtle? feat. Mark N...
Vogtle was supposed to be the beginning of a nuclear renaissance. The two AP1000's at this site were the first new...
01:00:19
July 12, 2021
Nuclear Energy is Union Energy feat. Bob Walker
Nuclear Energy is Union Energy feat. Bo...
Nuclear energy is only possible thanks to a highly-skilled, largely unionized workforce. In popular culture, nucle...
00:43:15
July 07, 2021
A Good War feat. Seth Klein
A Good War feat. Seth Klein
Seth Klein, a writer and public policy researcher, joins Dr. Keefer to discuss his book, A Good War: Mobilizing Ca...
00:43:04
July 02, 2021
Fragilizing South Africa’s Grid feat. Gaopalelwe Santswere
Fragilizing South Africa’s Grid feat....
Gaopalelwe Santswere, a nuclear physicist and regulatory expert, joins Dr. Keefer to discuss the electricity secto...
00:59:58
June 28, 2021
Emergency Reactor feat. Zion Lights
Emergency Reactor feat. Zion Lights
Returning guest Zion Lights, a powerhouse pro nuclear advocate whose most recent initiative has been to launch the...
00:48:23
June 21, 2021
Why Nuclear Energy Has Been a Flop feat. Jack Devanney
Why Nuclear Energy Has Been a Flop feat...
At its birth, nuclear energy entered a highly competitive market for electricity generation. Oil was so cheap that...
00:50:45
June 17, 2021
What's happening at Taishan? feat. Mark Nelson
What's happening at Taishan? feat. Mark...
The Taishan nuclear plant in the Guangdong province of China houses two French-built EPR reactors, the first of th...
00:18:47
June 14, 2021
Small, Modular and North of 60 Feat: Jay Harris
Small, Modular and North of 60 Feat: Ja...
A special crosspost from the WeCANDUIt podcast. Jay Harris, an indigenous energy consultant and proponent of small...
01:35:15
June 11, 2021
Energy Democracy and Its Discontents feat. Edgardo Sepulveda
Energy Democracy and Its Discontents fe...
Edgardo Sepulveda, a telecoms regulatory economist, returns to the Decouple podcast to discuss energy equity and h...
01:07:46
June 06, 2021
Uranium mining past, present and future feat. Jerry Grandey
Uranium mining past, present and future...
Its a basic truism but every material object that we use as humans that we did not farm or harvest from the land w...
01:01:42
May 30, 2021
The Climate Crystal Ball feat. Zeke Hausfather
The Climate Crystal Ball feat. Zeke Hau...
Humanity has emitted over 1 trillion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution, raising at...
01:02:23
May 25, 2021
How to Win Friends and Influence feat. Isabelle Boemeke
How to Win Friends and Influence feat. ...
Isabelle Boemeke, the nuclear influencer behind Isodope, joins me again to talk about Diablo Canyon, her experienc...
01:23:35
May 22, 2021
Saving our clean energy cathedrals in Illinois feat. Madi Czerwinski
Saving our clean energy cathedrals in I...
The Byron and Dresden nuclear plants, which supply 30% of Illinois CO2-free energy will power down in 4 months wit...
01:01:45
May 18, 2021
Carbon Abatement Cost and the Social Cost of Carbon feat. Edgardo Sepulveda
Carbon Abatement Cost and the Social Co...
In New England it has been calculated by Reiner Khur that the carbon abatement cost of rooftop solar is 800$/ton, ...
01:03:12
May 15, 2021
Poland’s Pragmatic Environmentalists feat. Adam Blazowski
Poland’s Pragmatic Environmentalists ...
Adam Blazowski is a co-founder of the Polish pragmatic environmentalist group FOTA4Climate. FOTA came together in ...
01:06:58
May 12, 2021
Reverse Geo-Engineering with Carbon Capture and Sequestration feat. Sean Wagner
Reverse Geo-Engineering with Carbon Cap...
Carbon capture and storage. Loved by some, hated by others, essential to many an energy transition modeller for ac...
01:03:22
May 08, 2021
Beyond Chutzpah NGO led Climate Vandalism & Indian Point. feat Dietmar Detering and Isuru Seneviratne
Beyond Chutzpah NGO led Climate Vandali...
On May 1st at 11am in a matter of minutes New York State lost more clean energy than all of it’s solar and wind ...
01:13:48
May 04, 2021
Mothers for Nuclear. feat Heather Hoff
Mothers for Nuclear. feat Heather Hoff
Heather Hoff is the co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear, and the mother of Zoe. She is a materials scientist, nuclea...
00:55:42
May 01, 2021
Deregulation and deep decarbonisation feat. Edgardo Sepulveda
Deregulation and deep decarbonisation f...
I am joined by Edgardo Sepulveda, a telecoms regulatory economist with an interest in the electricity sector, focu...
01:33:28
April 26, 2021
Nuclear the ultimate ESG investment feat. Arthur Hyde
Nuclear the ultimate ESG investment fea...
Environment, Social, Governance investing is a paradigm that is quickly becoming a driving force for global financ...
01:08:29
April 23, 2021
The Russian Atom feat. Mark Nelson
The Russian Atom feat. Mark Nelson
Russia has been in the nuclear energy game now for over 75 years and its nuclear industry has bounced back to beco...
01:20:02
April 20, 2021
Fukushima & Much Ado About Tritium feat. Dr Geraldine Thomas
Fukushima & Much Ado About Tritium feat...
The decision by the Japanese government to begin releasing 1.25 million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima...
00:47:01
April 15, 2021
Hydrogen Hope and/or Hype feat. James Fleay
Hydrogen Hope and/or Hype feat. James F...
While hydrogen fuel cells were once hyped for use in personal transportation, hydrogen is now being marketed as an...
01:12:27
April 14, 2021
Magical Thinking, Moore's Law, and Energy feat. Mark P Mills
Magical Thinking, Moore's Law, and Ener...
We live in a world transformed by big tech and exponential advances in computing. It is no surprise we hope this p...
00:57:20
April 11, 2021
Mark Z Jacobson's Roadmap to Nowhere feat. Mike Conley
Mark Z Jacobson's Roadmap to Nowhere fe...
Mark Z Jacobson's roadmap is cited by politicians like AOC, Bernie Sanders, and many others as an article of faith...
01:12:56
April 06, 2021
Decoupling from the Naturalistic Fallacy feat. Alan Levinovitz
Decoupling from the Naturalistic Fallac...
What happens to our decision-making when we turn nature into God? Humans crave cognitive shortcuts to spare us the...
01:07:27
March 30, 2021
Thoughtscaping at Chernobyl feat. Iida Ruishalme
Thoughtscaping at Chernobyl feat. Iida ...
Biologist and science communicator Iida Ruishalme used to sing a Finnish antinuclear protest song about hiding fro...
01:13:40
March 24, 2021
Is China the Future of Nuclear Energy? feat. Francois Morin
Is China the Future of Nuclear Energy? ...
China is currently 3rd in the world in Nuclear Energy capacity with ambitious plans to have the most reactors in t...
01:22:11
March 20, 2021
Avocado Politics feat. Nils Gilman
Avocado Politics feat. Nils Gilman
On the progressive side of the political spectrum, it is assumed that with an increasing acknowledgment of the rea...
00:58:44
March 16, 2021
Can the Left & Right Come Together to Decouple? feat. Emmet Penney and James Fleay
Can the Left & Right Come Together to D...
Nuclear has not always been a culture wars issue. Is there an opportunity for the Left with its concern for climat...
01:08:48
March 13, 2021
Hazards, Risks and Science Communication feat. Iida Ruishalme
Hazards, Risks and Science Communicatio...
"What man desires is not knowledge but certainty." Winston Churchill In this episode Iida Ruishalme, the brains be...
01:21:36
March 11, 2021
10 Years Since Tohoku & Fukushima feat. Paul Blustein
10 Years Since Tohoku & Fukushima feat....
The Tohoku earthquake which led to the Fukushima accident was the 4th most powerful earthquake in the world since ...
00:51:35
March 05, 2021
At COP26 Net Zero Needs Nuclear feat. Arun Khuttan
At COP26 Net Zero Needs Nuclear feat. A...
The conference of the parties (COP) is where almost every nation on earth, each with an equal vote, gathers to tal...
00:34:14
March 02, 2021
Bill Gates vs Climate Change feat. Leigh Phillips
Bill Gates vs Climate Change feat. Leig...
A deep dive into Bill Gates most recent book "How to prevent a Climate Disaster" with Leigh Phillips. Bill Gates h...
01:07:41
February 27, 2021
UK Decarbonisation: Legally Binding But Precarious feat. David Watson
UK Decarbonisation: Legally Binding But...
The UK has made a legally binding commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Boris Johnson recently released a 10-p...
01:07:08
February 26, 2021
The Case for Nuclear Energy in Philippines feat. Mark Cojuangco
The Case for Nuclear Energy in Philippi...
The Philippines exports its people to earn foreign exchange to, amongst other things, pay for imported fossil fuel...
00:41:22
February 23, 2021
Canada, Climate, CANDU & Canoes feat. Jeremy Whitlock
Canada, Climate, CANDU & Canoes feat. J...
Due to the global geopolitics of the 1940's Canada became the unlikely centre for the world's second largest nucle...
00:59:06
February 17, 2021
Trouble in Texas feat. Mark Nelson
Trouble in Texas feat. Mark Nelson
The Texan grid AKA the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is a house of cards. It is an energy only, de...
00:18:43
February 16, 2021
The Other Energy Transition feat. Dr. Scott Tinker
The Other Energy Transition feat. Dr. S...
While wealthy countries in the West are engaged in an energy transition obstensibly away from fossil fuels towards...
01:10:18
February 10, 2021
Wizards and Prophets, Ecomodernists and Environmentalists feat. Charles C Mann
Wizards and Prophets, Ecomodernists and...
Just as the political spectrum is divided between left and right, thinking on environmental problem solving is sim...
01:18:36
February 06, 2021
Greenpeace selling Vegan natural gas? feat. Simon Wakter
Greenpeace selling Vegan natural gas? f...
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. When environmental NGO's morph into fossil fuel companies something ...
00:13:40
February 01, 2021
The Rise of Nuclear Fear feat. Spencer Weart
The Rise of Nuclear Fear feat. Spencer ...
Is part of our rejection of expertise, distrust of science and weaponization of the precautionary principle tied t...
00:55:52
January 30, 2021
Means, Motive, Opportunity: Fossil Fueled Radiophobia feat. Rod Adams
Means, Motive, Opportunity: Fossil Fuel...
There is money to be made in Nuclear Fear. Consider this. In Japan over the last 10 years since the Fukushima acci...
01:04:33
January 26, 2021
The Politics of Energy Transition feat. Robert Bryce
The Politics of Energy Transition feat....
I am joined by Robert Bryce, an American author, journalist, filmmaker and podcaster in a wide ranging discussion ...
01:03:52
January 20, 2021
The Nuclear Fusion Energy Delusion? feat. Gerrit Bruhaug
The Nuclear Fusion Energy Delusion? fea...
Fusion is supposed to be even more powerful than fission but without the baggage. It resonates with the appeal to ...
01:00:09
January 06, 2021
Gaia, Technology, and the Anthropocene feat. Lewis Dartnell
Gaia, Technology, and the Anthropocene ...
Decouple is a show which is fundamentally about attitudes to technology and the role that decoupling technologies,...
00:56:28
December 29, 2020
Hope, Hype, Hubris, and Deep Decarbonisation feat. Nick Touran
Hope, Hype, Hubris, and Deep Decarbonis...
Nick Touran is a Ph.D. nuclear engineer and advanced reactor designer who runs the science education website whati...
01:13:29
December 20, 2020
China’s Great Climate Leap Forward? feat. Seaver Wang
China’s Great Climate Leap Forward? f...
"China will cut carbon emissions by over 65% by 2030" according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. In addition two n...
01:04:37
December 15, 2020
The Heterodox Anthropologist of Nuclear feat. Bret Kugelmass
The Heterodox Anthropologist of Nuclear...
Sometimes an outsider's perspective can lead to startling conclusions. Bret Kugelmass is a successful tech entrepr...
01:12:18
December 08, 2020
Doctors for Nuclear Energy feat. Dr. Anton Van Der Merwe
Doctors for Nuclear Energy feat. Dr. An...
Dr. Rudolf Virchow, one of the founders of scientific medicine, said that "Medicine is a social science, and polit...
00:59:28
December 01, 2020
Reflections on the Decouple Journey feat. Jesse Freeston
Reflections on the Decouple Journey fea...
The host becomes the guest as I hand over the microphone to film maker and long time friend Jesse Freeston. Jesse ...
01:31:34
November 26, 2020
Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal feat. Madi Czerwinski
Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal feat....
The Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal calls for a dramatic increase in nuclear energy to supply 50% of US electric...
01:13:34
November 20, 2020
Ecomodernism's Arch Pragmatist feat. Ted Nordhaus
Ecomodernism's Arch Pragmatist feat. Te...
Ted Nordhaus is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Breakthrough Institute, the world's first and most pr...
01:13:07
November 16, 2020
The Malthusian Spectre Haunting Environmentalism feat. Michael Shellenberger
The Malthusian Spectre Haunting Environ...
A wide ranging conversation with Michael Shellenberger exploring the Malthusian origins of environmentalism and wh...
01:25:47
November 05, 2020
Russian Gas & Germany's War on Nuclear: EU Energy Realpolitik feat. Mark Nelson
Russian Gas & Germany's War on Nuclear:...
The European Union finds itself at an energy crossroads. Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe, has been rush...
01:17:46
October 31, 2020
The Nuclear New Deal feat. Emmet Penney
The Nuclear New Deal feat. Emmet Penney
The Green New Deal has become a catch phrase but very few people, including the politicians who envoke its memory,...
01:08:25
October 22, 2020
French Nuclear Energy & Social Solidarity feat. Myrto Tripathi
French Nuclear Energy & Social Solidari...
In France we don't have oil but we have ideas! Myrto Tripathi is the founder and president of Voices of Nuclear. W...
01:38:10
October 16, 2020
Shorting the Grid feat. Meredith Angwin
Shorting the Grid feat. Meredith Angwin
The Grid has been described as one of the preeminent engineering accomplishments of the 20th century and the world...
01:05:35
September 18, 2020
Sunset on Greenpeace's Solar Village feat. Gayatri Vaidyanathan
Sunset on Greenpeace's Solar Village fe...
Dharnai Live was Greenpeace's showcase rural electrification project that aimed to prove that solar microgrids wer...
00:47:43
September 12, 2020
Stand Up for Nuclear feat. Paris Ortiz Wines
Stand Up for Nuclear feat. Paris Ortiz ...
Paris is the Director of Outreach and a former analyst at Environmental Progress who oversees the organization’s...
00:35:28
September 04, 2020
Isodope: Isabelle Boemeke the Nuclear Influencer
Isodope: Isabelle Boemeke the Nuclear I...
In this episode Isabelle Boemeke and I talk about the ins and outs of Nuclear Advocacy with a special look at "Inf...
00:56:20
August 29, 2020
Existing Nuclear and Imaginary Nuclear feat. Mark Nelson
Existing Nuclear and Imaginary Nuclear ...
Dreams of advanced nuclear and the SMR revolution around the corner which will solve all of Nuclear's problems suc...
01:08:03
August 19, 2020
Swords Into Plowshares: How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons feat. James Conca
Swords Into Plowshares: How to Get Rid ...
On the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing Dr James Conca returns to Decouple to talk about Nuclear Weapons, disar...
00:43:26
August 10, 2020
Karnkraft: Sweden's Social Democratic Nuclear Climate Fix feat. John Ahlberg
Karnkraft: Sweden's Social Democratic N...
There is a popular misconception based upon charicatures of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons that Nuclear Energy is an ...
00:45:02
August 03, 2020
Apocalypse Never Review feat. Leigh Phillips
Apocalypse Never Review feat. Leigh Phi...
In his most recent book, Apocalypse Never, Michael Shellenberger has stirred some major waves particularly in his ...
00:48:35
July 27, 2020
Solutions for the
Solutions for the "Impossible" Problem ...
A lively and entertaining conversation with polymath Dr. James Conca about the ultimate environmental bogeyman. Ji...
00:57:22
July 22, 2020
Six Degrees of Climate Emergency feat. Mark Lynas
Six Degrees of Climate Emergency feat. ...
Mark Lynas is a science writer and author of numerous books on the environment including High Tide, Six Degrees, T...
01:04:22
July 16, 2020
Coming out as pro-nuclear feat. Zion Lights
Coming out as pro-nuclear feat. Zion Li...
Zion Lights is a British author and environmental activist. She was a prominent spokesperson for Extinction Rebell...
01:09:54
July 06, 2020
Nuclear Accidents & the Scientific Consensus feat. Gerry Thomas
Nuclear Accidents & the Scientific Cons...
Dr. Geraldine Thomas is the director of the Chernobyl tissue bank and a Chair in Molecular Pathology at the Facult...
00:47:01
June 30, 2020
Confucius Smiled: COVID-19 Lessons from the East feat. Nils Gilman
Confucius Smiled: COVID-19 Lessons from...
Politics, confidence in science and attitudes towards surveillance technology have led to very different outcomes ...
00:48:50
June 21, 2020
The Death of Neo-Liberal Ecomodernism? feat. Jon Symons
The Death of Neo-Liberal Ecomodernism? ...
Ecomodernism holds out the promise of decoupling human flourishing from environmental impacts through investment i...
00:59:36
June 16, 2020
The Windmill and the Atom: Energiewende Germany's Energy Transition feat. Thijs Beckers
The Windmill and the Atom: Energiewende...
Germany has pursued a bold 550 billion euro transition plan away from Nuclear Energy towards a 100% renewables ene...
00:54:34
June 12, 2020
Climate Cage Fight: Nuclear vs Coal in Ontario feat. Steve Aplin
Climate Cage Fight: Nuclear vs Coal in ...
Between 2005-2014 the Canadian province of Ontario phased out its coal fired electricity generation in what some c...
00:47:59
June 04, 2020
What is to be done? feat. Jesse Freeston
What is to be done? feat. Jesse Freesto...
My name is Chris Keefer. I am an Emergency Physician concerned with fighting climate change and poverty. Join me o...
00:49:04
May 27, 2020
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