Worldwide nuclear energy growth is at a 25-year high, with an average of 10 reactors per year starting up between 2015 and 2017, according to World Nuclear Association Director Agneta Rising. Meanwhile, the Nuclear Energy Institute has called for a US nuclear energy strategy that includes the preservation of operating reactors, reduced regulatory burdens, support for new technical innovations and international cooperation, said Vice President of Supplier and International Programs Dan Lipman.
Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York will hold live training scenarios for its security guards today, complete with simulated gunfire. The security officers will use Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems to emulate live ammunition, with the training exercises to be repeated on May 3.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is currently discussing how markets can better value reliable sources of electricity, but not pursuing immediate reform. Undue FERC interference in such markets could overturn the decisions of individual states, noted Commissioner Richard Glick.
How you approach a decision should depend on whether it can be reversed, with irreversible decisions requiring more time and consideration, Shane Parrish writes. "At a corporate level, allowing employees to make and learn from reversible decisions helps you move at the pace of a start-up," he writes.
A company should think about the exact skills teams need and should strive to be as transparent as possible, says Averon CEO Wendell Brown. "[Y]ou should always operate a company and treat people as if all this information would be out there anyway," he says.
The UN and several nations have spoken in sport of the Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump has threatened to revoke if it's not strengthened by next month. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action continues to be the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and to realize the promised tangible economic benefits for the Iranian people," said UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu.
Officials from the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation will have to assess a reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear plant before it can be restarted, according to a spokesman. Meanwhile, an EDF spokeswoman said that recently discovered cracks in the reactor's graphite blocks are "part of the normal aging process."
Leaders should treat people respectfully even "when no one is looking" and make amends when they fall short, says John Baldoni in this blog post and video. One example Baldoni notes is a CEO who made small talk before presentations a way of welcoming and encouraging younger staff.
Management can spend more time with individual team members by restricting full team meetings to twice a month, writes Terry Lipovski, founder of Ubiquity, a global executive coaching firm. "This monthly meeting cadence can help you cut back on long, boring, unnecessary meetings and focus on building the relationships your team depends on to thrive," he writes.
- Page 1