Climate Gamble: Is Anti-Nuclear Activism Endangering our Future?
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- Flesh may be weak. Savotta is strong.
- I’m no longer advocating for clean energy; here’s why.
- Confidence in 100% RE plans is poorly justified and may be dangerous
- Critique of econometric models in Thinking in Systems: a Primer
- Never use the word “consumer”. Here’s why.
- A “strong” AI might be impossible – otherwise we’d seen one by now
- What the Finnish municipal elections tell, and don’t tell, about nuclear power?
- Pro-nuclear environmentalists gain in Finnish elections
- Why I support almost all measures to reduce CO2 emissions – in one graph
- Flesh may be weak. Savotta is strong.
- "Graph" of the Week: What happens if nuclear waste repository leaks?
- Graphic of the Week: Estimates of world energy consumption to 2100, and renewables generation to 2050
- I'm no longer advocating for clean energy; here's why.
- What does research say about the safety of nuclear power?
- Is it OK to record conference presentations? Reconsidering "fair use" and electronic note-taking
- Innovations and evolution of technology, note I: Schumpeter and Usher on innovations
- Graphic of the week: Comparing land use of wind and nuclear energy
- Graphic of the week: The great "80% of world's energy could be generated from renewables" fallacy
- Space system “Shuttle,” part of USA’s nuclear attack arsenal?
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Category Archives: Innovation
I’ve been following with interest how some nuclear power advocates are suggesting that building anything else than nuclear power is sidetracking us from the climate goals. These advocates claim that variable, non-dispatchable renewables will not be ultimately capable of delivering … Continue reading
Translation of my presentation in the 38th Ilmansuojelupäivät in Lappeenranta, Finland, 20.8.2013 If we deconstruct the topic of the panel, “is environmental protection a threat or an opportunity to a country’s competitiveness,” sooner or later we will end up considering … Continue reading
What the necessity mothers: energy shortage and the development of copper smelting furnaces, 1900-1980
An old adage tells us that necessity is the mother of invention. But if necessity were the prime mover of invention, why, then, there are so many really nifty technologies – say, antigravity – that would be obviously useful, yet … Continue reading
As previously stated, we’re seeking to simulate the development, adoption, and modification – in short, the evolution – of technologies. Here’s a sneak peek of the sort of shiny output our computing clusters will soon be churning out. Hopefully :). … Continue reading
My very first journal publication! 🙂 Admittedly, it’s a conference proceedings published in a journal form and I’m just the second author, but still, it’s an indexed journal, so you’ll perhaps forgive me for celebrating. In any case, although the … Continue reading
In this paper, me and Julia Kasmire from Delft University of Technology introduce an improved, simplified computer simulation model for studying technological evolution. The paper was presented by yours truly at the 26th European Conference on Modeling and Simulation in … Continue reading
Recently, I came across a working paper by two very big names in design/innovation research – Donald A. Norman and Roberto Verganti. The paper was very interesting, not the least since the hill-climbing paradigm of innovation presented therein is almost … Continue reading