“Could” versus Reality. A podcast with Chris Keefer

“Could” versus Reality. A podcast with Chris Keefer

In my forthcoming book, Shorting the Grid, I present the situation and the choices as they currently exist on the grid. I avoided doing too much speculation. As I have often said, “Look out for the word could.” As soon as someone begins to talk about what we “could”...

Hope, Panic, and the Grid

Hope, Panic, and the Grid

  Hope, Panic, and the Grid As the summer winds down, dangerous things are happening on the grid. As an example, nobody thinks the California rolling blackouts are over.  As a matter of fact, it might not be too far-fetched to say, “If you are hopeful about the...

Tips for Publishing Op-Eds

Tips for Publishing Op-Eds

Tips for Publishing Op-Eds and Letters Pro-nuclear op-eds and letters-to-the-editor reach a large audience.  While many newspapers do indeed  struggle with decreasing circulations, newspapers such as the Mercury News of San Jose California have daily circulation...

Defeating the trolls

Defeating the trolls

Trolls on your website In my book, Campaigning for Clean Air, I state my philosophy of blogging: No Trolls! I strongly believe that you should not allow trolls onto your blog.  Your blog has your name on it.  What you allow to be posted is your own business. Joe's...

Was Hamilton Pro-Nuclear? A Post for Independence Day.

Was Hamilton Pro-Nuclear? A Post for Independence Day.

Happy Independence Day! Was Hamilton pro-nuclear?  Well, of course he wasn't.  Nuclear power was not available in the 1780s.  But my title isn't just clickbait. Many of us have renewed  interest in our founding fathers, partially due to Lin-Manuel Miranda's inspiring...

Three Ways to Help the Ohio  Nuclear Plants

Three Ways to Help the Ohio Nuclear Plants

The Ohio Problem Ohio has two nuclear plants (Davis Besse and Perry) that add up to about 2000 MW of clean power.  Ohio also has about 14,000 MW of coal fired plants. Some of the coal fired plants may close soon, to be replaced by natural gas. The  Ohio Solution You...

Connecticut people, write your legislators

Connecticut people, write your legislators

Support Millstone and Clean Power Over the next two weeks, the Connecticut legislature will consider SB 106. This bill will provide financial relief for Millstone Power Station, which produces enough power for two million homes. The same bill will also encourage...

Bonus Book Offer: An Advocate’s Inspiration

Bonus Book Offer: An Advocate’s Inspiration

In May, when you buy Campaigning for Clean Air, you will get a bonus: a short book of inspirational essays-- "An Advocate's Inspiration: Shared Brownies for the Nuclear Soul." This bonus will only be available in May. To get the bonus book, buy "Campaigning" at...

Pro-Nuclear Advocacy: Be Local. Be Visible.

Pro-Nuclear Advocacy: Be Local. Be Visible.

This blog post first appeared at ANS Nuclear Cafe, March 16, 2017 Right now, in the United States, citizens have become active advocates on many subjects. Ever since the last election, congressional phone lines have been swamped. The March issue of the New Yorker...

Campaigning for Clean Air featured on Atomic Insights

Campaigning for Clean Air featured on Atomic Insights

  Yesterday, my book Campaigning for Clean Air was featured on Rod Adams's Atomic Insights blog: How to Campaign for Clean Air While Eating Plenty of Brownies. Here is a taste of what Rod had to say: Like the best how-to books, Meredith’s little instruction book...

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