Going Fission

Episode 1 - Dr. Ben Heard

September 2, 2018

Going Fission is proud to present it's pilot episode.  An interview with Dr. Ben Heard.  Ben is the founder of the Bright New World, an Environmental NGO advocating for the use of nuclear power in Australia.  In this interview, we discuss his career, how his stance on nuclear power changed, his involvment with the South Australian Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, what Nuclear power can do for Australia and what barriers exist to such technology.

Ben's blog can be found at www.decarbonisesa.com, and Bright New World can be found at www.brightnewworld.org.

The full, unedited version can be found on the Going Fission Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Fo796h1zA&t=4923s

Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.


0:00 - Theme.

1:00 - Introduction.

1:34 - Ben's start in the science of climate change.

4:06 - Path to becoming being pro-nuclear.

7:09 - Lightbulb moments.

11:11 - Starting ThinkClimate.

14:25 - What can Nuclear do for Australia?

20:35 - DecarboniseSA and it's transition to Bright New World.

28:47 - The goals of Bright New World.

34:15 - What is 140A?

38:35 - Australia and the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (SANFCRC).

43:38 - Is Australia heading for an Energy Crisis?

53:34 - A message for younger listeners.

56:28 - Official plug for Bright New World (and others).

59:10 - Guest recommendations.

1:00:49 - Farewell

1:00:58 - Conclusion, YouTube Plug, and additional reading.

1:01:51 - Outro Theme