A Company Named Apollo Plans to Offer a Subcritical Fusion-Fission Nuclear Reactor – What is this?

April 6, 2017 – Nuclear reactions come in three flavours: subcritical, critical and supercritical. Current fission reactors fit the second category by definition. Mind you the ... Continue Reading →

Is There Another Way to Achieve Sustainable Nuclear Fusion Energy?

March 3, 2017 – A paper describing a “new path” to fusion energy has been published in the latest edition of Chemical Physical Letters. Entitled, “Quantum controlled ... Continue Reading →

A New Explanation of What Fleischmann and Pons Called “Cold Fusion”

December 7, 2016 – In 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann performed an experiment at the University of Utah in which they observed what they described in a subsequent paper ... Continue Reading →

Fusion Reactors Two Steps Closer to Reality

December 7, 2016 – Two advances in the development of commercial fusion reactors that bring us closer to the reality of a future of clean unlimited energy. The first is about ... Continue Reading →

United States and Russia Have a Nuclear Problem That Threatens All of Us

October 17, 2016 – When I was in junior high school in the fall of 1962, the October Cuban missile crisis made nuclear war a distinct reality. From October 14th to the 28th I ... Continue Reading →

China Appears to be Ahead of the Downward Curve Commitment It Made in 2014 on Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2016 – In a world where Russia and the United States are freezing themselves into another Cold War it is hard to believe that any progress can be made on the climate ... Continue Reading →

Is North America Finally on the Right Climate Action Path?

June 30, 2016 – Having reached the mid-point of 2016 yesterday’s joint announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States, may finally put us on the path to a sustainable ... Continue Reading →

Visit to Hiroshima Reminds Us That a Nuclear Winter is Never Too Far Away

June 4, 2016 – The visit by President Obama to Hiroshima a little over a week ago made me think about the legacy we still live with because of the invention of nuclear weapons. ... Continue Reading →

A Nuclear Power Station on the Moon is in Russia’s Space Plans

May 27, 2016 – Russia wants to establish a permanent lunar base by the mid-2030s. A partnership between Roskosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) includes mission plans to ... Continue Reading →

General Fusion Takes Next Step in Developing Magnetized Target Fusion Technology

March 5, 2016 – Back in 2013 I wrote a brief note about General Fusion in a posting on Canadian nuclear technology development. At the time the technology was about 15 years away ... Continue Reading →