Going Fission

Episode 8 Part 1 - Dayne Eckermann

April 26, 2019

Going Fission Speaks to Dayne Eckermann, General Manager of Bright New World.  This became quite a long discussion, and I have elected to release this in two parts.

Dayne has worked for several years as a Senior Policy Advisor with the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), a state based representative body for the mining and oil and gas industries, which is invaluable for Bright New World.

Australians! It's time to repeal 140A, visit One Click Politics and tell your minister that you support nuclear Power for Australia!


Bright New World – www.brightnewworld.org

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) - www.sacome.org.au

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (NFCRC) - http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (Finkel Review) -www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Council of Australian Governments (COAG) - www.coag.gov.au and the Energy Security Board - www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) - www.aemo.com.au

Australian Energy Regulator (AER) - www.aer.gov.au/

2016 Redbook - www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-edition-of-red-book-uranium-report-is-published and the IAEA - www.iaea.org

The international Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - www.ipcc.ch

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - https://www.accc.gov.au/ and the Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Final Report - https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/restoring-electricity-affordability-australias-competitive-advantage

A link to Pandora’s Promise is available on YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pandoras+promise

Generation Atomic - https://www.generationatomic.org/

Nature Foundation SA - https://www.naturefoundation.org.au/

Social Amplification of Risk - https://www.amazon.com/Social-Amplification-Risk-Nick-Pidgeon/dp/0521520444

Dayne's Twitter handle is @danye_eckermann, and can also be contacted at www.brightnewworld.org, Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.


0:00 - Intro Theme.

1:00 - Introduction

1:25 - Dayne's work at SACOME

3:11 - SACOME and MCA

4:10 - The public opinion surveys

9:24 - Australia's uranium reserves

13:56 - Core sampling and orebody models

15:57 - Locality to nuclear power and community perceptions

22:40 - The Finkel Review

36:06 - Research and government policy

41:51 - Activism and advocacy

44:41 - Environmental professionals and mining

47:07 - Green libertarianism

49:04 - Environmentalists in industry

51:35 - Developing opportunities

52:44 - Mining and conservation

55:47 - Good energy policy

57:53 - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

1:01:05 - Germany's remaining reactor fleet

1:02:13 - South Australia and ETSA

1:03:29 - Productive conversations

1:08:09 - Pandora's Promise and humanising nuclear

1:10:27 - Social media: giving everyone access to experts

1:13:09 - Farewell

1:14:17 - Outro Theme

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