Excerpts from NRC recordings

Nuclear Regulatory Commission recording excerpt 1 (Fukushima)

 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission recording excerpt 2 (Fukushima)

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The Switch: America’s Electrical Grid

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Particles: Nuclear Power After Fukushima

The Hunt for Oil: Risks and Rewards

Energy & The 2012 Election – A 2-Hour Special

Hour 1: The Power of One Election and America’s Energy Future

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  • DOWNLOAD SEGMENT C2 (5:33): Why Energy Legislation is So Hard

Hour Two: The Power and Politics of New Energy Frontiers

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  • DOWNLOAD SEGMENT B1 (10:30): The Elusive Mighty Battery
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Energy Newscast: February 3, 2012

IN THIS EDITION

  1. US Senate committee approves Iran sanctions  (starts at :02)
  2. IAEA wants more Iran nuclear talks  (starts at :25)
  3. Japan legislates improved nuclear safety  (starts at :49)
  4. US plans increased windfarm development  (starts at 1:11)
  5. DOE study says ocean can provide more energy  (starts at 1:37)

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Energy Newscast: January 13, 2012

IN THIS EDITION

  1. Japan supports US sanctions against Iran over nuclear program  (starts at :03)
  2. Oil prices drop on speculation that EU will not ban Iranian oil  (starts at :29)
  3. Iran is world’s third largest oil exporter  (starts at :42)
  4. EU escalates trade dispute with Canada over solar and wind power subsidies  (starts at :55)
  5. Japan plans to scrap nuclear plants after 40 years of use  (starts at 1:17)
  6. India’s Tata Motors unveils prototype of Nano electric car  (starts at 1:40)

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Energy Newscast: January 6, 2012

IN THIS EDITION

  1. EU moves toward oil embargo of Iran  (starts at :03)
  2. EU joins US in plan to cut off funding for Iran’s nuclear program  (starts at :12)
  3. Iran says it’s ready for nuclear talks  (starts at :28)
  4. Appeals court orders delay on federal coal pollution limits  (starts at :51)
  5. Appeals court in Ecuador upholds 18-billion dollar ruling against Chevron  (starts at 1:18)
  6. GM recalls Chevrolet Volt to fix fire risk  (starts at 1:41)

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Audio Features: Alex Chadwick Discusses Electric Cars on Marketplace

Testing the voltage of a battery at the Electric Car Conversion Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Testing the voltage of a battery at the Electric Car Conversion Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO.

BURN host Alex Chadwick is following a just emerging movement of electric car conversion — replacing internal combustion engines with electric motors and batteries. He learned about a possible battery breakthrough at a gathering of car converters.

Could there be a battery technology breakthrough? “The rise of the green dragster” aired on APM Marketplace December 9, 2011:

In September 2011, an international group of car and technology enthusiasts gathered in Cape Girardeau, MO for the first EVCCON — the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. They came from China and New Zealand, Amsterdam and Ontario, and from throughout the U.S. to exchange ideas, swap stories, and drive really really fast down a taxiway at the Cape Regional Airport.

Burn host Alex Chadwick and Burn correspondent Sean Collins spoke with Jack Rickard, who publishes a weekly electric vehicle news magazine and produced this conference:

Burn: An Energy Journal has partnered with public radio’s Marketplace to bring you Energy news and stories, as told through the business and economics prism that has made Marketplace one of public radio’s most listened to programs. BURN and Marketplace are both distributed by American Public Media.

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