Update: As of mid October, 2015, this video has received nearly 170,000 hits on the UCSB TV website. Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents “Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission,” at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Walter H. Capps Center for the study of ethics, religion and public life. Brutoco mentions […]
From a business perspective, private investors should be seen as the ultimate ”referees” on competing energy choices, using informed diligence and prudent criteria to determine which energy technologies can compete in the market with the best chance of generating revenues and profits. As Amory Lovins points out, the capital markets have already spoken. Private investors and project finance lenders have flatly rejected large base-load nuclear power plants and have enthusiastically embraced supply-side competitors, decentralized cogeneration, and renewables.
Dr. Deepak Chopra was the honored guest of the World Business Academy on March 28, 2014 at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. He and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discussed Dr. Chopra’s pioneering work in consciousness, the links with the Academy’s pioneering work on safe energy production and the shared goal of 100% renewable […]
Update (April 30, 2014): The San Luis Obispo Health Department has taken issue with our original findings in the report below. We have answered their criticisms point by point in an extended rebuttal: Reply to San Luis Obispo County Health Department — Today the World Business Academy officially releases a report on striking negative health trends […]
Study: Nuclear Reactors Are Toxic to Surrounding Areas, Especially With Age By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org, March 11, 2014 (This article is republished with permission from Truthout.org) A study released last week shows that public health in the communities surrounding California’s Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County declined dramatically after the plant was built. […]
The nuclear power industry is having its roughest time since reactors were first conceived in the 1950s, however recent major media stories make one think that all is rosy.
Rachel Maddow does a great job explaining just some of the major concerns with the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on California’s central coast.
Over 230 people attended a standing-room-only public forum of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the evening of November 20 in San Luis Obispo, CA, to express their opinions the NRC’s Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and proposed Waste Confidence Rule. The GEIS attempts to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the continued storage […]
World Business Academy Founder Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents the moral and economic case against nuclear power, with a focus on the risks at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
Diamandis and Kotler provide a fascinating romp through a wide range of technologies that are improving at exponential rates—in computing, energy, water, health care, digital manufacturing, and many other areas.
Nuclear power creates unacceptable risks to our planet. Investing in nuclear energy undercuts our ability to solve our intertwined energy and climate change crises and increases the risk of cancer, nuclear terrorism and proliferation, and contamination from nuclear waste. Greenwashing at its worst The growing interest in nuclear energy has been bolstered by the industry’s […]
In the final stages of World War II, Japan found young men willing to give their lives in suicidal missions against Allied warships. Scarves tucked around their necks blowing in the wind identified them as men willing to die for their country. The modern day kamikazes are the men who have been sent day after […]