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.
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.
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.