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Kirk Citron

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 23, 2010
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3.4

Some of the reviewers are downgrading this story because they don't agree that nuclear should be an option. But as a piece of journalism this does a good job of giving an overview of the industry and its challenges.

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 10, 2010
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3.4

Good explanation of how geothermal works. Not much context for how much energy the technology could provide...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2010
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3.4

More an advocacy piece than journalism, but good context for an understanding of the state of the market and the US competition with China.

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2010
Kirk's Rating
2.9

There are some serious scientists -- and obviously people at Mitsubishi and IHI -- who see serious promise for space solar. Yes, it costs too much now, but over the next thirty years costs should shrink by several orders of magnitude. And the advantage, if it worked, would be to radically reduce the planetary environmental impacts of energy -- no nuclear waste, no carbon emissions, etc. Ultimately, though, this particular article is unpersuasive --

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 8, 2010
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1.8

A seemingly biased report sponsored by Greenpeace with no attempt to find someone who might disagree with the report's conclusions.

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 8, 2010
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2.5

More a blog post than an article, but states the case for why some environmentalists are changing their minds about nuclear...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 8, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.8

Another story showing that the politics of energy will be just as difficult as the technology.

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.6

A good broad overview of the kinds of technologies that will be needed to meet our energy needs in the future. Thinly sourced, but at least it lays out the field...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.1

looking forward to seeing the related post on positive projections

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
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2.9

Scare tactics always get coverage, but I'm not convinced we should be worrying about evil hackers turning off our refrigerators...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
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2.9

Getting from here to a green energy future, we will see a lot of bumps in the road...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
Kirk's Rating
2.9

An area half the size of Cairo is needed to supply 40% of Morocco's energy needs. How much land will it take to power Europe?

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.4

Best sentence: "Interestingly, the demographics of those most likely to view BP favorably lines up closely with the demographics of those who supported offshore drilling in early April" -- once again proving that people will go to any lengths to maintain their biases...

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Kirk reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.3

What's good about this article is it shows the scale of the problem, and the scale of the solutions which will be needed to solve the problem.

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Kirk reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.3

hard to tell how much this is "speculation" vs. a likely possibility for the future.

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Kirk reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.8

Amazing if true.

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Kirk reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
Kirk's Rating
3.3

it's hard to tell how "true" the reports of fusion are. not enough broader context of how likely this is to be accurate.

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Kirk reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
Kirk's Rating
4.2
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Kirk reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
Kirk's Rating
2.8
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