Author Archives: Michael J. Ford

Nuclear Power Needs Leadership, but Not from the Military


This article is in Is Innovation China's Next Great Leap Forward?, Summer 2018


Proponents of today’s beleaguered nuclear power industry want the US Department of Defense to lead in commercial reactor development and deployment. Bad idea. Here’s a modest alternative. For much of the atomic age, the United States led the world in developing and deploying nuclear technologies. Despite building the world’s largest fleet of reactors—99 of which […]