Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling

Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling This is supposed to be a short OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lecture to accompany the Teaching Company Lecture 48 by Prof. Alex Filippenko.  His lecture is entitled “How Stars Shine — Nature’s Nuclear Reactors. … Continue reading

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Comparisons of California Utilities 2016 Power Sources and Emissions

Comparisons of California Utilities’ Power Sources and Emissions We compare the Power Content Labels of leading California utilities for 2016 as to their sources.   We also estimate their mean emissions as pounds of CO2 per kiloWatt hour (kWh) of … Continue reading

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So Long Russia, and Thanks for All the Uranium

So Long Russia, and Thanks for All the Uranium (The title is a takeoff from the title of the fourth book in the trilogy of Douglas Adam’s “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” reading “So Long, and Thanks for All … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Energy Policy?

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy? Many unexpected events and technological developments occur which can change energy outlook over the period of a decade. But in many areas, some people foresaw the occurrences, or just made good guesses. But not knowing … Continue reading

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