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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gavin Newsom weighs options after missed N95 mask deadline | The Sacramento Bee

Gavin Newsom weighs options after missed N95 mask deadline | The Sacramento Bee: California still has not received millions of N95 masks it purchased from China-based BYD and is weighing how to proceed after the company missed an extended deadline to secure federal certification for the products, the Newsom administration says.

Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic

Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic: Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.

Belarus receives IAEA radiological monitoring equipment - Nuclear Engineering International

Belarus receives IAEA radiological monitoring equipment - Nuclear Engineering International: In the wake of the forest fires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone straddling Ukraine and Belarus in April, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it had helped to design and procure a mobile laboratory for Belarus, complete with...

Contract awarded for Demo fusion project - Nuclear Engineering International

Contract awarded for Demo fusion project - Nuclear Engineering International: A consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Empresarios Agrupados Internacional and Framatome has been awarded a four-year, €10 million ($11 million) framework contract by the European Commission for the pre-conceptual design of...

New engineering collaboration aims for commercial fusion energy in UK

New engineering collaboration aims for commercial fusion energy in UK

Funding, authorizations the 'biggest' risks pit production faces, Defense official says | News | aikenstandard.com

Funding, authorizations the 'biggest' risks pit production faces, Defense official says | News | aikenstandard.com: Proper funding and necessary authorizations represent the "biggest" hurdles the plutonium pit production endeavor must clear, a U.S. Department of Defense executive said last week, echoing sentiments other nuclear officials

Webinar Set on Nuclear Power Safety at PA Sites - The Post

Webinar Set on Nuclear Power Safety at PA Sites - The Post: Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission staffers say Limerick nuclear plant operations were normal and of "very low safety significance" during 2019.

Hydrogen pilot projects could eventually boost nuclear plants’ bottom lines | Energy News Network

Hydrogen pilot projects could eventually boost nuclear plants’ bottom lines | Energy News Network: Using nuclear power to produce hydrogen likely would not be enough to help nuclear plants compete with renewables.

The Covid-19 Crisis Will Only Intensify The Dominance of Oil

The Covid-19 Crisis Will Only Intensify The Dominance of Oil: Oil powers almost all transportation—and Covid-19 will only intensify its dominance.

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter 6/1/20


 
 
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Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available... For the full version of this issue, go here, page 38.  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Three COVID-19 upbeat specials:
Doctors were asked if we should re-open the country. Their responses.
28 Coronavirus Jokes to retrain your face how to smile.
Short video: Coronavirus Horse Race.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:
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Wind and solar weaknesses: Part 1 and Part 2
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COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention 

COVID-19: Models and Data 

COVID-19: Misc 

Greed Energy Economics —
 
Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences —
Natural Gas Energy —

NYS re Energy, Climate, etc. —

Here is a new location to watch Moore’s movie
Good commentary on the movie: Green Energy Truths in Vermont
Moore’s website has some good responses to criticisms.
“Old Data” is a Lie (Jeff Gibbs, director of Planet of the Humans


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US Politics and Socialism —

Other US Politics and Related —

Science and Misc Matters —

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