Energy Dense Fuels and Bettering Human Lives
Who are the pioneers in the energy industry?
What new technologies are they inventing? Which technologies aren’t they inventing or are they missing?
Are there new fuels we can use?
How do we normalize nuclear for society and convince the nuclear industry that increased focus on safety within the industry is killing more people outside of it?
How do we be cheerleaders for abundance, freedom, and prosperity?
These are the kinds of questions we’ve had, and we think we’ve discovered the answer to many of them – but not all of them. We want to talk to the people who can help us discover a better and brighter future moving forward, and we believe we can do that using energy dense fuels. As engineers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists, all of our analysis demonstrates it’s the best solution for humanity and our home planet.
Will you join us?
Shawn Connors speaks with Mark Hinaman about his career in the publishing business, his admiration of the nuclear energy industry, and the opportunity nuclear energy has to tell an optimistic story about it’s capability to save the world. They also discuss Connors’ new novel, Chain Reaction, which tells the story of a young, female, pro-nuclear scientist and environmentalist trying to save a nuclear power plant from closing.
DJ Hanson sits down to discuss with Mark Hinaman the thorium fuel cycle, molten salt reactors, and Flibe Energy’s strategy to commercialize the technology in the United States.
Everett Redomond, Senior Director of Fuel Affairs at Oklo, discusses his career history at Holtec, NEI, and his new role at Oklo. He covers a lot of the nuance around the uranium fuel cycle and how the nuclear energy industry faces shortages in the future if domestic conversion and enrichment capacities aren’t increased.
Tiffany Dickenson and Mark Hinaman discuss the economic struggles of northwest Colorado, the challenges for communities associated with closing coal mines and coal fired power plants, and how nuclear energy can be a viable replacement during the energy transition.
Christine King speaks with Mark Hinaman about her diverse background in the nuclear industry, her time at EPRI and Nucleation Capital, and the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) at Idaho National Labs.
Meredith Angwin, author of Shorting the Grid, chats with Mark Hinaman about her journey in learning about the grid, demystifying it for herself, and writing a powerful book about it and some of its shortcomings. They discuss existing issues with electricity markets, the shortfalls of renewables, and the benefits of nuclear energy to the grid.
DJ LeClear chats with Mark Hinaman about his background and work as a radiation health physicist, the differences between radition dose, dosage, and units, the Linear No Threshold (LNT) hypothesis, and if modern radiation limits are appropriate.
Dr. Adam Stein speaks with Mark Hinaman about Dr. Stein’s background, his time at the Breakthrough Institute, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the current state of nuclear regulatory policy and how it can be improved to advance the industry more quickly.
Suzie Jaworowski discusses her background in the oil and gas industry, the nuclear energy office at the Department of Energy, and her role in communications as an international energy consultant.
Vanessa and William chat with Mark Hinaman about their backgrounds in space technology as well as their new spacecraft which will taxi vessels in low earth orbit.