A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.
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Ep 418: Juan Pedro van Hasselt - CEO, Pacific Andean Nuclear Power Services
1) Juan Pedro’s background and the moving experiences and principles that have propelled him during an impressive career 2) The story behind Pacific Andean Nuclear Power Services, its mission, and where “PAM Power” is going in the future 3) How different countries might collaborate towards a common goal of nuclear development 4) An exploration of what the future of nuclear could look like in South America
Ep 417: Igor Pioro - Professor, Ontario Tech University
Igor’s background, his proximity to Chernobyl, and how this all shaped his impressive career in nuclear An exploration of currently operating reactors A deep dive into the world of Supercritical Water Reactors Looking toward the reactors of the future
Ep 416: Armando Nava-Dominguez - Technical Lead, SCWR Gen IV Project, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
1) Armando’s experience at university, his interest in thermalhydraulics, and how both of these things propelled him into his current position at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories 2) A technical deep dive into some facets of the Supercritical Water Cooled Reactor technology 3) Why the SCWR is being overlooked in the face of numerous other advanced reactor technologies 4) The chemical and mechanical processes of the SCWR and a look inside the world of those who study the technology - What are the popular opinions?
Ep 415: Ted Nordhaus - Founder and Executive Director, The Breakthrough Institute
1) Ted’s start in the environmental movement doing grassroots work and how this path eventually lead to the start of The Breakthrough Institute 2) Powerful writing, debates with the environmental movement, and nuclear energy advocacy 3) Ted’s influential pieces on environmentalism and more, as well as the importance of discourse and debate 4) How Ted’s perspective on nuclear energy has changed and evolved throughout his thought leadership - A call to action for Build Nuclear Now
Ep 414: Karl Hausker - Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
1) Karl’s impressive background in the energy space and his role as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report 2) Emissions scenarios, sectoral contributions to net zero, and what happens to the primary energy supply in 1.5/2.0 scenarios 3) Depictions of the energy generation mix in 1.5/2.0 scenarios of the report 4) An exploration of why the Summary for Policymakers only includes “nuclear” twice and what this means for readers, journalists, political decisions, and more