Sunday, February 5, 2012

90th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers at Atomic Power Review

The 90th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is up at Atomic Power Review. Once again, Will Davis leads off with a mystery picture: What is this? I always admire Atomic Power Review for its excellent graphics (among other things) but couldn't Davis make these mystery pix a little easier? On the other hand, I learn a lot by seeing the graphics and reading the explanations. Who on earth knew about....okay! I won't give it away!

In the Carnival as a whole, Brian Wang of Next Big Future describes China's revised plans for new reactors (only 40 or so!). Rod Adams of Atomic Insights describes the potential start-up of a nuclear-based investment fund, and Dan Yurman of Idaho Samizdat describes other investment decisions (with odd twists) in nuclear energy. Wes Deason at ANS Nuclear Cafe describes the role of plutonium in spacecraft, and Gail Marcus of Nuke Power Talk has a sense of Deja Vu about the effect of the turmoil in the Middle East about energy decisions. Steve Skutnik of Neutron Economy combats the lack of numerical reasoning among some renewables supporters (no number, however high, of wind turbines actually equals a nuclear plant's output). At Yes Vermont Yankee, I discuss the implications of the recent court decision for upcoming Public Service Board deliberations.

Wonderful posts, puzzling pictures, who could ask for anything more? Come to the Carnival! If nothing else, you can read it during the football breaks, between commercials. Great job, Will Davis!


Will Davis said...

Thank you so much for the great review, Meredith; I really appreciate it. Perhaps next time I'll let off a bit and find something more widely known for "What is This?" ... but you never know. ;)

Meredith Angwin said...

You are welcome, Will. Make those pictures as complex as you want! I would hate to see you dumb it down just for me!