Richard McPherson

Nuclear Energy the Next Industrial Revolution Started in the United States of America©

For nuclear generated carbon free electricity, the path the United States (US) must pursue to achieve security (economic, energy and national to include the economic ability to demonstrate the deterrence required) is available today.

Two Nuclear Energy Companies Were Formed in 2007©

In 2007, one nuclear energy company was formed in Russia, the other was formed in the United States of America.  A decade later the Russian company had built nuclear power plants with a $200 billion backlog for more.

The United States Needs Domestic Partners Not Competitors©

The United States needs domestic partners not competitors.  China and Russia are the competitors.  The United States needs all government (taxpayer funded) entities to work with the private sector not hinder it thereby favoring China and Russia – two communist controlled countries.  Public policy should strengthen the United States; not weaken it.

Simple Solution for American Jobs and National Security Protection using Nuclear Energy

In 2019, the United States stands at a defining moment.  America needs a new approach to invest and create jobs to make its citizens lives better.  Let us be honest about what is at stake.  America is in a global race.  Our private sector constrained by decades of public policy stifling innovation is competing with countries like China and Russia, with no such constraints.

Americas Reversal from Decades of Decline in Energy and Economic Security

In September 1960, the Organization of the Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed for oil rich countries increase income and influence oil prices globally.  In 1970, peak crude oil production occurred in the United States.  The United States economy was expanding during 1972-73; then the Arab Oil Embargo hit, and our economy headed into a sharp downturn lasting until March 1974.  Oil as an economic weapon more than doubled America’s National Debt by 1980 to $907.7 billion.

The United States has adequate Precipitation but Does Not Manage It Effectively™

In response to disease outbreaks, including cholera in 1832, potable water systems were improved. It was not until the 1850s for sewers to be built.  Today over 151,000 potable water systems are maintained in the United States.

United States History Germane to Manufacturing Small Modular Reactors™

For the United States World War II lasted from December 7, 1941 until September 2, 1945.

There is No Private Sector Nuclear Power Industry in China and Russia

There is no commercial nuclear power industry in China and Russia.  It's all communist government sponsored as part of their goal of dominance ("control") over the United States as they set out to do operating with impunity under our laws in forming the Communist Party USA in 1919

American Ingenuity Convert the USS Enterprise CVN 75 into Small Modular Reactors

Using American Ingenuity convert the USS Enterprise CVN 75 built with hard earned taxpayer money in the 1950’s and maintained with taxpayer money for 55-years using its 50,000 plus tons of steel and other metals into thousands of Small Modular Reactors for American energy and economic security for the next 60 plus years.

Manufacturing Capability Capacity and Decline over Decades

From the start of the Industrial Revolution until after World War II Americans led the way in building manufacturing capabilities, capacity and quickly responding to needs as demonstrated by our grandparents and parents response to World War I and World War II.

United States Energy 2018 to 2050

The United States has been a net energy importer since 1953.  It is anticipated by 2022 the United States will be a net energy exporter.  Those 69-years will have taken a large economic toll on United States taxpayers, ratepayers fuel purchasers.  

The Lack of US Navy Leadership is Not a New Phenomenon or Isolated to the Navy

Reading writings about the lack of US Navy leadership because of the recent collisions at sea, did not just happen.  Erosion of leadership at all levels of our government has been a slow growing cancer for decades.

Puerto Rico Today--Like an EMP Attack

The tragedy unfolding in Puerto Rico, televised on the nightly news for all Americans to see, is an object lesson in what can happen if the electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures are suddenly destroyed by a natural or nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP), by cyber-attack, by physical sabotage, or by a combination of these.

Cut off People Receiving Taxpayer Funds to Overthrow the United States

Any person receiving money or tax advantages from taxpayers who is working to overthrow the country should immediately be cut off from those funds.

United States Standard Molten Salt Reactor Design

Over the past 60-years, the United States has not completed the nuclear fuel cycle.  As a result, Americans have been financially burdened by not enjoying energy independence and the economic security President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his advisors considered in preparing the “Atoms for Peace” speech he gave at the United Nations on December 8, 1953.

Instead of Emotions, use Demographics to Make Decisions about some Future Events

For over the past 45 years, I have pondered, studied, written and talked about national security, agriculture energy, water and economics.  A child born in the United States today, we can well understand how much electricity, water, food and other energy they be consuming, and how much municipal waste and sewage they will generate at age 18, when they can vote in 2035.  Below are three site I find interesting to obtain data; 2035 is an interesting year.

How Long is an Era?

This past weekend reviewing my life since the September 11, 2001 attack on America, I thought, “How Long is an Era”?  I looked it up.

United States Commercial Nuclear Power Today

November 12, 2017, the issue United States commercial nuclear power faces are economic and emotional, because of natural gas prices, along with subsidies for solar and wind – and in my view, a result of short-sightedness.  Commercial nuclear power since 1953, has a record of achieving higher operating capacity factors, lower cost electricity that is far more secure and reliable than other sources.  Commercial nuclear power is a strategic national asset not to be squandered - it will keep America a free nation.

American Energy and Economic Security is in Reach

This week we entered a new era - a chance to give many of the 94 million unemployed Americans age 16 and older the opportunity to go to work in creating a strong economy to be able to demonstrate the national defense and national security to be a deterrent. In my opinion, the single largest gains to be made - start with energy. 

Facts, Fades and America's National Election in November 2016

Over the decades, I have observed more and more people in public life squandering their lives and taxpayer funds by trying to create a legacy.  Think how much better America and the world could be by people living a legacy, instead of being focused on whatever their indoctrinated, instead of educated mind believes is important to leave a legacy.