In this episode, we discuss...

  • A deep dive into the economics of nuclear power

  • The evolution of the uranium enrichment industry and the processes involved

  • Causes behind significant fluctuations in the value of uranium throughout history

  • The enrichment capabilities of different countries

  • Separative work units and how they apply to enrichment processes

  • The necessity for negative bidding in the nuclear industry

  • A look at Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison’s respective impacts on the electric and nuclear industries

  • An explanation for the multiple definitions of SMR (Small Modular Reactors)

  • The grave pitfalls of market-driven approaches to energy and their impact on climate

  • Historical symptoms of climate change including the receding glaciers

  • Approaches we can adopt to decrease energy’s cost of capital

Geoffrey Rothwell

Author / Economist, Economics of Nuclear Power

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