Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs

Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs I thought that it would be easy to write a surfacy article about Trump and Nuclear Matters.  But just starting with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site is already a full article.  But I will … Continue reading

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Keys to Climate Action

Keys to Climate Action This is a talk that I gave to OLLI on National, State, Cities, and Businesses involved in Climate Action.  It also covers utilities, and individual actions.  It emphasizes California, wildfires, and sea level rise predictions and … Continue reading

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Comparison of California Utilities Power Sources And Emissions for 2017

We compare the energy sources for the major California utilities with each other, as well as with the overall California sources, and the US overall sources.  For each, we calculate the emissions per kWh.  Undisclosed sources are taken to be … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Increased Radiation Health Benefits Will Solve the Nuclear Disposal Problem

Trump’s Increased Radiation Health Benefits Will Solve the Nuclear Disposal Problem Trump’s discovery of a doctor who thinks that radiation is helpful to people’s health can help him personally solve the nuclear waste disposal problem.   Let’s not get tied … Continue reading

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Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”

Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”. Even if I conclude that Antman and the Wasp’s shrinking and reexpanding are not physically possible, thinking about them allows one to present physics teaching in an interesting context. First I will … Continue reading

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Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016

Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016. The new SC Edison 2917 Power Content Label also includes the California 2017 Power Content Label. We will present that and compare it to the 2016 Power … Continue reading

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SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans

SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans A perhaps early version of the 2017 Power Content Label for SC Edison has appeared called the July 2018 version. We will compare that with the 2016 label. … Continue reading

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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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Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California

Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California By Dennis Silverman UCI Physics and Astronomy My Blog is at: sites.uci.edu/energyobserver/  The Long-Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability An optimistic long-term outlook to 2100 to help survive the present … Continue reading

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