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Llewellyn King

WH Chronicle

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Llewellyn King

Llewellyn King is the executive producer and host of "White House Chronicle" on PBS. His e-mail address is lking@kingpublishing.com

Latest articles from Llewellyn

  • The Biggest Threat To The Energy Sector

    Published 28 December 2019 | viewed 13,453 times

    In engineering there are credible and incredible failures. Nuclear power plants were designed against what was believed to be a “maximum credible accident.” Then came…

  • Four Takeaways From California’s Wildfire Tragedy

    Published 04 November 2019 | viewed 6,270 times

    California has been devastated by wildfires. The price in human life is enormous – in animal and plant life, too. The level of human suffering…

  • How A Carbon Tax Would Be Implemented

    Published 13 October 2018 | viewed 10,000 times

    There are no solutions to complex problems – except when the problem becomes so complex it must have a simple solution. That is the paradox…

  • Cyber Threats Are Mounting For U.S. Energy

    Published 10 September 2018 | viewed 10,623 times

    War always goes for the infrastructure: take out the bridges, cut off the electricity and water supplies. All that used to be done with artillery,…

  • The Future Of Nuclear Engines

    Published 01 September 2018 | viewed 66,907 times

    One of the frustrating and intriguing things about nuclear energy is that there is no standard design that is essential. For example, if you want…

  • An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

    Published 25 June 2018 | viewed 15,324 times

    Call it a tax without tears. It is a proposal to address carbon pollution by replacing a raft of tax subsidies and regulatory requirements with…

  • Solar Innovation Could Solve Africa’s Water Problem

    Published 05 February 2018 | viewed 25,512 times

    Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful and green cities in the world, will run out of water in April. On “Day Zero”…

  • What A U.S. Electric Grid Attack Looks Like

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 23,493 times

    Modern life has a woven-in thread of vulnerability that is peculiar to our times: electricity. It’s the cardiovascular and nervous system of life across the…

  • New Tech Pushes The EV Revolution Into Overdrive

    Published 24 October 2017 | viewed 11,508 times

    Connie Francis sang about “Where the Boys Are” in 1961. Well, the bright boys and girls are flooding into transportation. It is the place of…

  • Disruptive Tech: Electric Airplanes Could Destroy The Automotive Industry

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 40,061 times

    Electricity, the world’s silent workhorse for a century, is about to conquer new worlds. While electric cars are coming on fast, their acceptance will speed…

  • An Open Letter To The U.S. Energy Secretary Nominee

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 13,806 times

    Dear Gov. Perry: As the new energy secretary, if you are confirmed, you will have to learn a lot very quickly. The Department of Energy…

  • 4 Energy Storage Options That Elon Musk Is Ignoring

    Published 30 August 2016 | viewed 15,185 times

    In research there is evolution, revolution and sometimes, what I call “retro revolution,” which happens when old methods have new applications. All three are in…

  • The U.S. Is Losing Its Most Potent Weapon Against Climate Change

    Published 19 July 2016 | viewed 11,840 times

    Just when it needs it most, the United States is losing its most potent weapon in the fight against climate change. One nuclear plant has…

  • U.S Unlikely To Propose More Nuclear Power In Paris Talks

    Published 23 November 2015 | viewed 10,196 times

    The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783 by representatives of King George III of England and the fledgling United States of America in a Paris…

  • Is The U.S. About To Break One Of Its Own Nuclear Treaties?

    Published 30 September 2015 | viewed 13,989 times

    Bill Richardson could teach Donald Trump something about the art of the deal.He has done a lot of them. Richardson also wrote a book about…

  • Cheaper Energy Is Not Always Better Energy

    Published 23 September 2015 | viewed 5,475 times

    The market is a wondrous place. It ensures you can drink Scotch whisky in Cape Town and Moscow, or Washington and Tokyo, if you prefer.…

  • The Precarious Life Of Energy Engineers In The United States

    Published 21 August 2015 | viewed 8,496 times

    Here in the United States, public officials endlessly urge young people to take up engineering as a profession. These “exhortationists” equate the future of Western…

  • Obama’s Nuclear Waste Blunders Could Cost Taxpayers Over $20 Billion

    Published 27 July 2015 | viewed 12,508 times

    President Obama says otherwise, but he seems to have a propensity for slapping the nuclear industry across the face. When the Obama administration came into…

  • Natgas Boom Undermining U.S. Nuclear Future

    Published 20 April 2015 | viewed 11,134 times

    America's nuclear power industry should be luxuriating in its extraordinary safety record and the fact that it is a carbon-free way to make electricity. But…

  • Rare Earths Problem Could Have A Nuclear Solution

    Published 30 March 2015 | viewed 24,365 times

    The 17 rare earth elements have energy supply by the throat. They are used in everything from oil refineries to solar and wind generators. These…

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