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John Bickel
Works at Evergreen Safety & Reliability Technologies, LLC
Attended University of Vermont
Lives in Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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What Are The Most Energetic Particles In The Universe? http://flip.it/ODxD2
There are cosmic monsters make everything we create at the LHC look like child’s play, and yet even these particles have their limits.
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How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich - The Wall Street Journal
The Great Enrichment of the past two centuries has one primary source: the liberation of ordinary people to pursue their dreams of economic betterment
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Opinion: German Nuclear power uproar a waste of energy - DW
An alleged European Commission plan for nuclear power has set off an unforeseen chain reaction in Germany. Upon closer inspection, however, it appears to be nothing more than waste of energy, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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Germany Got Almost All of Its Power From Renewable Energy "for about 15 minutes". Then what? I think I've seen enough of this meaningless hype....
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Global Warming Researcher: Germany Using 100% Green Energy Is A 'Delusion' - The Daily Caller
The media arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and several media outlets claim Sunday was a "historic day" because green energy provided 100 percent of Germany's electri
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Small, Modular Nuclear Plants Get Their First Chance in the U.S. - MIT Technology Review
As traditional nuclear power remains stalled in the U.S., a utility in Tennessee seeks permission for a new type of reactor that could be cheaper to build and maintain.
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Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables - MIT Technology Review
Even as Germany adds lots of wind and solar power to the electric grid, the country’s carbon emissions are rising. Will the rest of the world learn from its lesson?
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Three Ways Small Modular Reactors Overcome Existing Barriers to Nuclear - Scientific American - News
The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to build the first U.S. small modular nuclear reactor facility, paving the way for the next generation of nuclear power in the United States.
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Can the feds save birds by allowing more to be killed? - High Country News

I'm trying to figure out where are the bird watchers while this is going down?
Fish and Wildlife Service hopes proposal will entice energy developers to obtain permits for eagle deaths.
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Safe And Effective Clean Energy Is Already Here - The Daily Caller
When the federal government creates energy policy, it should do so with three things in mind: keeping costs low for American families, ensuring our energy independence, and protecting our national sec
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US To Run Out Of Power Source For Deep-Space Missions In 10 Years - The Daily Caller
America will run out of the essential nuclear power source for deep-space exploration, called plutonium-238, in 10 years, according to a Fusion.net profile. Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) is a radioactiv
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Work
Occupation
Nuclear Engineer
Skills
Simulation and Reliability Analysis of nuclear power plant systems, analog and digital I&C control and protection systems
Employment
  • Evergreen Safety & Reliability Technologies, LLC
    Owner, 2000 - present
  • Xcel Nuclear Energy
    Consultant PRA Engineer, 2009 - 2013
  • SCIENTECH, Inc
    Manager, San Diego, 1994 - 2000
  • Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
    Manager, Risk Assessment, 1989 - 1994
  • Northeast Nuclear Energy Co.
    Supervisor, PRA, 1980 - 1989
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    ACRS Fellow, 1979 - 1980
  • Combustion Engineering - Nuclear Div
    Nuclear Engineer, 1975 - 1979
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Currently
Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Previously
Winnetka, Illinois, USA - Burlington, Vermont - Troy, New York - Windsor, Connecticut - Annandale, Virginia - Glastonbury, Connecticut - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Carlsbad, California - Vilnius, Lithuania - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Evergreen, Colorado
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Working throughout the World -- Living the Ski Bum's Dream in the Colorado Mountains
Introduction
I'm a nuclear engineer with 39 years of experience in commercial nuclear power plants, including the design, licensing, upgrading, testing of reactor control systems. I have performed and managed Probabilistic Risk Assessments since the early 1980's and personally knew and worked with Prof.Norman Rasmussen of MIT. I was a member of the Peer Review Panel of NUREG-1150. Occasionally I teach university level nuclear engineering courses -- particularly reactor dynamics. I live in the mountains southwest of Denver CO and enjoy downhill and back-country skiing, mountaineering, and fly fishing.
Education
  • University of Vermont
    Mathematics, 1968 - 1972
  • University of Vermont
    Physics, 1972 - 1974
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Nuclear Engineering, 1974 - 1976
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Engineering Science, 1976 - 2000
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