22

Feb

2024

The Walleye

In its February issue The Walleye, a monthly arts magazine for the people of Thunder Bay, published the attached article by a couple of anti NWMO campaigners.  http://www.cns-snc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Lloyd-February-2024.pdf We have […]

Read More

15

Feb

2024

If you understand power generation, the Ford government’s decision on nuclear makes sense

Using the term renewable and notably including hydro has often been used to suggest that wind and solar based grids are possible.  But the defining feature of wind and solar […]

Read More

30

Jan

2024

The (highly predictable) crisis in Alberta, and the inadequate media response

Some years back I wrote an essay for LinkedIn entitled “What if I am wrong, What if they are wrong”, in which I considered the outcome of two different scenarios. […]

Read More

15

Dec

2023

Are SMR companies “the bad guys”?

A while ago the National Observer published “Bad guys and bombs: The nuclear risks of small modular reactors” (https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/11/03/news/bad-guys-bombs-nuclear-risks-small-modular-reactors). It follows an earlier article they produced in September about an […]

Read More

15

Dec

2023

Communicating on Social Media

One of the problems that the nuclear industry has always had is that where communications are concerned it has to play the game on a very slanted playing field. Anti-nuclear […]

Read More

7

Dec

2023

Communications Director or Head of Communications; Why should anyone care?

Those of you with an attention to detail may have noticed that my title has changed from Communications Director to Head of Communication.  It’s a subtle but important change. When […]

Read More

20

Oct

2023

Proactively communicating about nuclear issues

Our communications program began with us trying to correct misinformation by responding to media articles in which the misinformation was being spread.   We learned that this quickly becomes a game […]

Read More

31

Aug

2023

On how activists deploy propaganda techniques as they attempt to deceive

John Bennett, a Senior Policy Advisor to Friends of the Earth Canada and an ardent anti-nuclear campaigner responded to our letter in the Hill Times.  I can reproduce his letter […]

Read More

23

Aug

2023

More on getting the words right

Words are very powerful, because they paint pictures in people’s minds that are very hard to move.  It is important that we use them correctly. Many will have heard me […]

Read More

23

Aug

2023

Recent letter highlights misunderstandings about nuclear power: Canadian Nuclear Society

CNS had another letter published in the Hill Times this week in response to another letter that had been published a short while ago.  The Hill Times is a subscription […]

Read More