Monthly Archives: November 2013

Senate Restoring Democracy to End Filibusters Over Appointments

I have been running a series over time of how the American political system differs from the naive conception of Democracy that we are taught in high school. They have all been negative. Finally we have one partial restoration of … Continue reading

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“The Future of Nuclear Technology … After Fukushima” Talk by Alan Waltar

This is my report on the talk by Alan Waltar to the Distinctive Voices series.  The title was: “The Future of Nuclear Technology … After Fukushima” given on Nov. 13, 2013.  This is one of the series of Distinctive Voices at … Continue reading

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Talk by Chemerinsky, Makdisi, and Nicholas Goldberg on the Op-Ed Articles in the LA Times

Talk by Irwin Chemerinsky, Sadee Makdisi, and Nicholas Goldberg on the Op-Ed Articles in the LA Times, on November 12, 2013. Erwin Chemerinsky (C) is the Dean of the UC Irvine Law School Nicholas Goldberg (N) was the Op-Ed Editor … Continue reading

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Renewables Need Natural Gas and Fracking

Watching a debate last night between renewable fundamentalists and nuclear proponents after the CNN showing of Pandora’s Promise, helped bring together my thoughts on large scale renewables and natural gas and fracking.  This article will not be my usual foray … Continue reading

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Power Content for California Utilities in 2012

PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Power Content for 2012 For 2012, PG&E, representing a fair part of Northern California, has the leading amount of power produced from Natural Gas at 27%. The next larger share is Nuclear at 21%. Next … Continue reading

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