What is Pumped-Storage Hydropower

WATER. IT’S THE MOST IMPORANT SUBSTANCE ON EARTH. WITHOUT IT WE WOULDN’T SURVIVE. IT’S ALSO HELPED POWER OUR LIVES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. MORE THAN 6 PERCENT OF OUR NATION’S ELECTRICTY COMES FROM HYDROPOWER. AND AS WIND AND SOLAR POWER CONTINUE TO GROW, WATER CAN ALSO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BRINGING MORE RENEWABLE […]

What Does a Nuclear Bomb Explosion Feel Like?

Can This Startup Rethink Nuclear Power?

So many of the world’s problems are related to energy shortages or issues with energy distribution. At Transatomic we’re trying to move the world towards a new form of power generation. A form of power generation that has a lot of baggage quite honestly. We’re a start-up commercializing a new type of nuclear reactor. We […]

Jay Faison: Why Nuclear Energy Matters

I’m Jay Faison. I’m the founder of the ClearPath Foundation and we work on conservative clean energy policies of which nuclear is one. Nuclear is the biggest part of clean energy. It’s over 60% of our nation’s clean energy supply. It’s also critical for our national defense. It has crossover into the Navy and other […]

Fallout from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Richard Broinowski

I want to talk to you tonight about Fukushima, what happened there. There’s been so much distortion and disinformation that I’d like to set the record straight and I want to begin by talking about the Fukushima Daiichi reactor. Daiichi means “number one”. It’s a complex, it’s not a reactor itself. In Fukushima Daiichi, which […]

Why Don’t We Have Nuclear Fusion Power Yet?

this episode is sponsored by LastPass humanity hasn’t exactly done a great job when it comes to energy production I mean don’t get me wrong we’re good at producing enough electricity to meet our needs but it’s come at the cost of releasing billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and wreaking some […]

“The Coolest Job I’ve Ever Had” – Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

My dear DOE family I’ve said many times that I have the coolest job in the world and a big reason for that has been you the men and women who serve alongside me at one of the most innovative places on earth the Department of Energy You know, from my first day on the […]

Office of Nuclear Energy Intern: Matthew David

My name is Matthew David. I’m a student at Wake Forest University and an intern in the Office of Nuclear Energy. This year, I’m working on a project which I started with another one of my intern colleagues called the campfire initiative and essentially we’re creating a feasibility study for micro reactor technologies in isolated […]

Winter on Venus

This episode is sponsored by Brilliant Everyone always talks about colonizing Mars and turning it green, but Venus might turn out to be a far better candidate for terraforming… if we can just cool it down first. Last month we talked about terraforming Mars and how to warm it up and thicken its atmosphere to […]

Can We Spread Nuclear Power Without Another Chernobyl?

On the 26th of April, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant burst open, releasing a massive amount of radiation which rendered a 1000-square-mile area completely uninhabitable. Then, a couple weeks ago, there was an explosion at an oil refinery in Philadelphia, just a couple miles from my house. My dad actually heard the explosion, and […]