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Reflections of a #nuclear engineer

renewables-not-nukesPeter Smith, 5 Sept 15 Fighting the nuclear industry can feel like trying to stop the tide! But know that nuclear are on the run and are becoming desperate because they can see, at least those not in a total delusional state, that the Renewables Revolution is the death nail for them.

Nuclear power plants are truly amazing places to work in, particularly to an engineer. A very diverse range of technical disciplines, some of it at one time working on the frontiers of technology, then there are chemical and reactor scientists, a very interesting mix. But none of this makes it right.

I believe most educated supporters of nuclear are either in a state of denial or deluded or both. Having worked in the power industry for for 40 years with 30 in the nuclear industry it’s a big step turning my back on nuclear and fossil power, because all my technical expertise is based on large steam turbines most of which is irrelevent in a decentralised, distributed Renewables energy world. But if that’s the way to go and it it, then you have to learn to adapt and change, and I have.

September 10, 2015 - Posted by | general

1 Comment »

  1. This is the first explanation that’s been given. Thanks.

    Comment by miningawareness | September 12, 2015 | Reply


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