Electricity rates and politics: how to pay for new nuclear plants

I spend a lot of time on this blog complaining about the high prices of Ontario’s allegedly “green” electricity sources—wind and solar, and their rarely mentioned but omnipresent sugar-daddy, natural gas. In case readers think I am unaware of the…

Irony rules in the U.S. anti-proliferation community

The U.S. president, struggling to restore some semblance of maturity at the top of the nuclear regulatory commission (NRC), recently nominated an anti-proliferation activist to replace the outgoing Gregory Jaczko. This nomination is significant because it says a lot about…