Science/biology nerd🔬, actual liberal☮, ecomodernist🏙, nuclear evangelist☢️, mostly-vegan🌱, with muscular dystrophy♿.

Denver, CO
Joined June 2015
Fission Phil ⚡⚛️ retweeted
Media coverage of nuclear is generally not good, but this news article was of laughable quality. If you are going to cross into science subjects @TheAVClub you should talk to experts first. Otherwise, stay in your lane.
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Excuse the trash from my home state, folks. If this lady actually had any brains, she would go big on #nuclearpower to beat Russia and China. But no, she has to ignore science.
Lauren Boebert: “I will go on the record and tell you climate change is absolutely real. It happens 4 times every year.” This is from the same speech that Boebert delivered anti-Muslim comments against Ilhan Omar.
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Fission Phil ⚡⚛️ retweeted
Germany has one of the best industrial infrastructures on Earth. It has top notch scientists and engineers. It has a lot of political capital behind #solar and wind power. Germany spent 600 billion dollars supporting #renewableenergy. Yet, they continue using coal, even more
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Fission Phil ⚡⚛️ retweeted
Rosatom #BlackFriday deal: buy one VVER-1200 Gen III+ nuclear power plant and get a climate change solution for free
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Fission Phil ⚡⚛️ retweeted
Nuclear can be an enormous force for good: helping address climate change, cancer, pandemics & plastic pollution. We need private sector partners & donors to join #NuclearSaves & support nuclear applications in low- & middle-income countries. My thoughts shared w/ @WorldNuclear.
⚛️"#Nuclear can be an enormous force for good. Besides generating low-carbon electricity, nuclear technology and applications help treat cancer, manufacture high quality products for industrial and public use, develop superior crops... "⚛️ @rafaelmgrossi world-nuclear-news.org/Artic…
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This renewable religion is political. Those technologies are perceived as the right ones when talking about climate mitigation policy. And nuclear power has been maligned by the environmental clergy since the 70s. Criticizing nukes is fine, but criticizing wind/solar isn’t. /4
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So back to the “nuke bro” smear. I think this is a way to shame RE-skeptical nuke supporters as heretics. Wind/solar are politically correct and nuclear is not with this religious orthodoxy. Many of us pro-nukes push hard for sure. It’s because we’ve seen compelling evidence. /5
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Can we push too hard at some points? Yes. Is our movement overly male-dominated? You could make that argument. (And yeah we need more female nuclear advocates.) But does that make us toxic “bros?” I disagree. I disagree because the same thing could be said about RE-only folks. /6
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Nuclear people may go on about the pitfalls of wind and solar, and we may find those sources irritating at best and counterproductive at worst, but we are not out here to exclude wind and solar where workable. On the other hand, many RE religious zealots want to see nukes die. /7
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What we need is all carbon-free energy sources to compete on merit and NOT political popularity and favor. If we pushed for an increasing fee-and-dividend on carbon-based fuel at extraction, merit would win out in the clean energy technological market. /8
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We would also need to get rid of political favoritism in the energy sector in the form of subsidies, tax incentives, mandates and regulatory burden. That would level the playing field for all carbon-free energy to compete fairly. /9
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But until we reach such merit-based system, at the end of the day, all of the people pushing their preferred sources of power are “bros” to an extent. This dynamic exists because everything is framed in competing for political power, which creates factions and thus “bro-ism.” /10
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So let’s stop with the smear of “nuke bro.” Let us nuclear people actually try to put our money where are mouth is and get the boot off our neck that makes deployment of nuclear power damn near impossible in the United States. Hope my rant here makes some logical sense. /END
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