Morning Ed: Energy {2016.12.21.W}


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Igor Kudrik of the Norwegian environmental group Bellona says there is even a risk that corrosion could trigger a nuclear chain reaction, in the worst-case scenario

    I would normally say, ‘no, that’s impossible’ – geometry precludes most nuclear designs from going spontaneously critical – but with the Ruskies who knows. They loved them some positive reactivity incursions en route to shut down. (i.e. Chernobyl)Report

  2. Avatar notme says:

    Berlin’s most wanted: Police hunt ‘armed and dangerous’ Tunisian asylum seeker, 23, after his ID is found under lorry driver’s seat at scene of Christmas market massacre

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:


    There have been a number of hoaxed hate crimes since Trump’s election.

    I think that the hoaxers were responding to incentives.Report

  4. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    Man, I hate being right all the time:
    The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

    Over time, automation has generally had a happy ending: As it has displaced jobs, it has created new ones. But some experts are beginning to worry that this time could be different. Even as the economy has improved, jobs and wages for a large segment of workers — particularly men without college degrees doing manual labor — have not recovered.

    If technology can churn out a superabundance of wealth far beyond human need or capacity to consume it, who owns the technology, and why?Report

    • Avatar notme says:

      Sorry you aren’t right all the time. (cue the liberal smugness sound effect) You weren’t right about the fake vote trump church burning that I posted about above.Report

  5. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Toshiba appears to be in “cascading failure mode” as they have to take more big write-offs in their various operations. In particular, estimates for the write-off at their Westinghouse nuclear subsidiary are running as high as $5.4B. The question of whether Toshiba/Westinghouse will remain a going concern that can actually build the reactors for power stations under construction in Georgia and South Carolina is no longer silly.Report