(Bret Kugelmass) USofA - 2019 Interview about catastrophic man-made climate change and nuclear power11.Dec.2019
Bret Kugelmass, Managing Director of Energy Impact Center which focuses on deep decarbonization. We believe nuclear is a key enabler of deep decarbonization: One thing Fastest Path to Zero (net - carbon emissions) does well is how it addresses a nuanced argument in the climate change debate around what is necessary to truly tackle emissions. People might think it’s good enough to reduce emissions, but reduction is not the same as actually addressing climate change. Fastest Path keeps focused on what is really necessary to tackle climate change rather than just play into whatever narrative is friendly to audiences. The connection between nuclear energy as a key enabler of our climate change goals is something that Fastest Path does very well and we don’t see that in other organizations.
S Jamil, T N Chowdhury, R Islam, engineering students at the University of Asia-Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh, one of the populous countries in Asia suffers from energy shortages. Years of under-investment, lack of maintenance and perpetual resource supply problems have elevated the situation to crisis levels. National policy makers have expressed an interest in nuclear power as a source of stable electricity. Bangladesh's energy infrastructure is quite small, insufficient and poorly managed. The per capita energy consumption in Bangladesh is one of the lowest in the world.
Christopher Jasper, writer for Bloomberg: Synthetics and biofuels are likely to become the mainstay of aviation in coming decades providing liquid propellants for the next generation of aero-engines before the advent of all-electric alternatives. Bloomberg's predictions about catastrophic man-made global warming, the need to stop using fossil fuels and all-electric aviation may miss the mark. Their predictions about the many uses of nuclear power hit the mark. But nuclear power is different than coal fired electric generating plants. Nuclear needs more protective measures against severe terrorism. It also needs a definite plan for used fuel recycling and storage of ultimate nuclear waste. All this can be done.
Richard McPherson, electrical power and grid security expert. He is pursuing executable humanitarian solutions under the nexus of agriculture, water and energy: Following President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s speech on December 8, 1953 “Atoms for Peace” the Soviet Union included America’s fledgling commercial atomic energy program in its subversive activities. .. About 85% of KGB resources was expended on subversion. .. Subversive activities resulted in the 1974 breakup of the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) resulting in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Which became the biggest obstacle to advancement of commercial nuclear power in America. And remains so today.