Grow Up Now: America Tells Australia to Get With The Program & Go Nuclear

The USA, the world’s largest nuclear power generator, has 99 nuclear power reactors in 30 states, operated by 30 different power companies, and in 2016 they produced 805 TWh. Since 2001 these plants have achieved an average capacity factor of over 90%, generating up to 807 TWh per year and accounting for about 20% of total electricity […]

It’s Time: Fixing Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Starts By Removing Ban on Nuclear Power

In the midst of a RE-driven power pricing and supply calamity, the only thing worse than talking about nuclear energy, is not talking about nuclear energy. Australia has never had a nuclear power plant, and in 1998 placed an outright ban on nuclear power generation. Which seems a trifle odd, given Australia is the world’s […]

“Juice: How Electricity Explains The World” or ‘Why Economic Development Depends on Reliable & Affordable Power’

Want to know how important electricity is to modern life? Try living a comfortable and civilised life without it. More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power at all, and two billion more are limited to a meagre trickle, because in developing countries it’s both unreliable and too expensive for […]

Australia’s Completely Nuts: World’s Third Biggest Uranium Exporter Maintains Ban On Nuclear Power Generation

Australians fed up with crushing power bills are talking about a nuclear powered future, like there’s no tomorrow. Having recognised that climate alarmists will never relent in their crusade against carbon dioxide gas – being a proxy for eradicating cheap, reliable and affordable coal-fired power – anyone interested in a future where hot showers and […]

Atomic RE-Action: Wind & Solar’s Proven Unreliability Makes Nuclear Obvious Choice For Clean Energy Future

  Chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar are central to Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. But, as the adage has it, out of every crisis comes an opportunity. And for uranium rich Australia that opportunity is nuclear power. Whacked with a legislative ban over 20 years ago, nuclear power has been […]

Bright Ideas: Hydrogen-Boron Fusion Promises Truly Green Energy – 24 x 365 x Forever

  We’d have been better off if we’d spent the $trillions squandered on chaotically intermittent wind and solar on clean energy systems available 24 x 365, whatever the weather. At a minimum, nuclear power generation (a safe, affordable and reliable system that works) could have been improved with investments in R&D aimed at improving efficiency […]

Frozen: Germany’s Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Turns Into Power Pricing & Supply Disaster

Because RE zealots crowed about Germany’s ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar from the outset, it’s no surprise that its disastrous conclusion is attracting attention, much like a freeway pileup. Germany’s so-called Energiewende (energy transition) has turned into a power pricing and supply calamity. Which was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Jonathan […]