Energy 2.0 Blog
Nuclear power as practiced today is mired in the era of black-and-white television when many colorful alternatives abound. Reactors that are safer, cheaper and leave much less waste are nearly ready. And they will be far more useful than conventional designs as they’ll not only generate electricity but will provide heat for industrial process, will desalinate water, provide fertilizers and more. All without direct CO2 emissions, and in a more steady and affordable manner than renewables, to which new reactors are generally environmentally superior. These reactors hold great promise for a sustainable planet. That’s what Energy 2.0 is about.
Mark is a freelance journalist who writes about everything from media moguls to subatomic particles. He currently focuses on energy. He has led all reporting on alternative reactor technologies like fusion, thorium, molten salt and others that will usher in clean, sustainable power. Before starting Energy 2.0 he was a contributing editor at CBS SmartPlanet, and launched, wrote and ran the blog as blogger-in-residence for London pro-nuclear charity The Alvin Weinberg Foundation. At both outlets he routinely broke pivotal energy stories including the U.S. Department of Energy’s high-temperature nuclear collaborations with China. Mark contributes to Fortune and The Guardian and has written extensively for TIME Magazine. He has also written for the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Independent on Sunday, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and many others, filing from London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Helsinki, Berlin, Cairo, Cannes and elsewhere. He is the author of Kachan & Co.’s Emerging Nuclear Innovations, a post-Fukushima report, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. Mark has published stories about antimatter, cloning, pistachios, fish, landmines, surfing, medicine, patents, venture capital, you name it – always with a flair for spotting maverick individuals and disruptive forces. He believes that inventive reactors will soon shake up the energy world the way the Googles and Skypes transformed media and the Internet. Mark is an American living in the UK, where he is writing a book about the paradoxes of Britain.
Energy 2.0 is an independent site. It receives funding from Terrestrial Energy Inc. but maintains full editorial control.