Taking a break for the Memorial Day holiday
For those of you who may have missed some of the top blog posts of the past five months, here are a few links.
- Exelon bids goodbye to ESBWR – the Chicago based nuclear utility wants a better horse to ride to win the loan guarantee race.
- Areva seeks financing solutions – the French state owned nuclear giant needs 11 billion euros over the next three years to meet its global financial needs for capital projects that span the entire nuclear fuel cycle.
- Microsoft veteran boots up nuclear – Bill Gates thinks a radical nuclear reactor design could be the answer to the energy needs of the developing world.
- Blue castle reactor for Green River – a private equity firm wants to build a 3,000 MW nuclear reactor power station and wheel most of the electricity to Los Angeles
- Is AECL’s destiny to be decided at Darlington – a $22 billion reactor new build in Ontario is the prize sought by three bidders.
Don’t forget why we have Memorial Day
Please remember to honor current and former service men and women. Typically, in Washington, DC, the President lays a wreath at Arlington Memorial Cemetery to honor the dead from all wars in which Americans gave their lives for freedom. It is the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other war memorials. Also on Memorial Day some people visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and find the names of the dead on the wall. It is a holiday with a somber tone, but it is also worth remembering that the spirit of American freedom is an inspiration to people all over the world.
And just to break you out of the mood, here is a video of the U.S. Marine Band playing 'Amazing Grace" with bagpipes at Estes Park, Colorado. Somehow the sound of thunder in the background fits these times.# # #