Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

April 14, 2017  

POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE is our Solartopian journey as we’re joined by the well-known author and Sirius Radio host Wilmer J. Leon, III.

 
Dr. Leon is an astute, cutting-edge analyst with connections and perceptions throughout the political community.  We discuss stolen elections, the rise of
renewables, the fall of empire, the rise of racism and the true terrors of Donald Trump, the presumptive president.
 
Wilber pulls no punches in this raucous, ramping hour which features our regular host broadcasting from the cab of a AAA tow truck while Dr.
Leon takes the Solartopian helm.
 
A magical mystery tour—and a great political conversation—if there ever was one.
 
 
For a good time, see Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, David Bernz & the Rivertown Kidz  sing "SOLARTOPIA!" at www.solartopia.org
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April 7, 2017  
THE DEMISE OF US ATOMIC POWER comes to Solartopia.
 
We talk with PAT MARIDA of Ohio Sierra's nuclear committee, LINDA PENCE GUNTER of Beyond Nuclear, and TOM CLEMENTS, the great southeastern stalwart of the movement to bury nuclear energy.
 
We begin with the proposed bailout of Ohio's failing nukes.  We talk of the bankruptcy of the once-mighty WESTINGHOUSE.  We assess the failures of reqctor construction throughout the world, as well as the impossibility of radioactive waste management and the oxymoron of reactor safety.
 
We finish with consensus on the coming of renewable energy.
 
But in the meantime, these three great expert/activists give us a unique and powerful critique of exactly what has happened to this most expensive and dangerous of all technologic, now hopefully about to be buried.  
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March 31, 2017  

We dissect the SOLARTOPIAN REVOLUTION in batteries, solar panels, wind machines, electric cars and more.

First we touch on the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the terminal demise of the atomic power industry.

Then long-time solar expert SCOTT SKLAR, AMIT RONEN of George Washington University and community wind pioneer DAN JUHL run us through the spectacular range of progress and promise in renewable energy, battery technologies, electric cars and more.

From a gigantic leap in new generation batteries to an 80% drop in the price of solar panels to a new design for hybrid wind-solar-battery arrays to totally remade electric cars, the tsunami of Solartopian energy may prove too much for even Donald Trump to stop.

This trio of rare and powerful players in the green revolution gives us a unique and important detailed analysis of the only route available to a sustainable planet. 

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March 24, 2017  

THE FALL OF THE NUKE POWER INDUSTRY is welcomed in Solartopia as we talk with JIM GREEN in Australia.

Our first “down-under” guest is the nuclear campaigner for Friends of the Earth and edits the NUCLEAR MONITOR for the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE.

He fills us in on the current energy crisis in Australia and Elon Musk’s offer to solve it with a giant battery farm, a solution Jim Green basically dismisses.

We then cover the thrilling demise of the global atomic power industry, starting with Fukushima and visiting the collective downfall of the American and European industries.

We worry about China, Russia, India and South Korea.  But Jim’s in-depth understanding of the collapse of the Peaceful Atom gives us profound hope.  

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March 17, 2017  

ROY MORRISON’s superb new SUSTAINABILITY SUTRA comes to Solartopia to help lead us to a green-powered Earth.

As Trump’s vile budget contaminates the biosphere, Roy’s brilliant, penetrating analysis underscores the need to move the planet to a sustainable future based on green technologies and common sense.

A long-time non-violent No Nukes campaigner now based in Boston, Roy is a mainstay of the legendary Clamshell Alliance, which he helps sustain to this day.

His interview gives us a unique, articulate overview of the challenges we face in surviving and thriving in the age of Trump.  We are happy to have him with us in Solartopia.

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March 10, 2017  

WILL NUCLEAR POWER’S DEATH SPIRAL KILL US ALL?

We greet three great expert activists to discuss the downfall of nuke power and the insane wave of corrupt state legislatures forking over billions to keep dying reactors on line.

KEVIN KAMPS from Beyond Nuclear in DC, DAVE KRAFT from Chicago's Nuclear Energy Information Service and TIM JUDSON of the DC-based Nuclear Information & Resource Service
join us in Solartopia to examine massive bailout efforts in Ohio, Illinois, New York and elsewhere.

We begin by assessing the final collapse of the push for new nukes in the US, especially with the collapse of Westinghouse and France’s Areva.

But we then examine the far more terrifying turf of dying old uncompetitive nukes being kept on line with huge state-based hand-outs.

Basically it boils down to your money AND your life.  

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March 3, 2017  

The dangerous, decrepit, about-to-explode DIABLO CANYON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT is dissected by DR. JERRY BROWN of the WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Brown is spearheading a major lawsuit agains the California Lands Commission, demanding that it require Diablo’s owners to obey state law and require an Environmental Impact Report at the dying nuke.  The CLC has granted Diablo lease extensions that could allow it to operate to 2025, by which time earthquakes, terrorism, standard incompetence and other disasters could have reduced it to an apocalyptic pile of radioactive rubble.

With brilliant, succinct exposition, Dr. Brown shows how Diablo is a lethal threat to our biggest state that can be easily replaced with 100% renewable energy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and bringing California into the Solartopia Age.  It is a compelling, unique dialogue with the force of law behind it.      

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February 22, 2017  

NO NUKES IN SOLARTOPIA: coming ever closer as we speak with three women key to the movement to end nuclear power in California.
JANE SWANSON and LINDA SEELEY from the San Luis Obispo MOTHERS FOR PEACE join DONNA GILMORE from Orange County and the triumphant campaign to shut San Onofre.
New studies have shown California has a glut of power and no need for the errant, dangerous, radioactive power from the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, which dump 2.5 billion gallons of hot water every day into the ocean.
 Meanwhile the accumulated waste at San Onofre is being shoved into substandard casks that will corrode, crack and leak into the coming centuries with horrific impacts on our natural planet.
 The good news:  the nuke industry is collapsing, and we have ample renewable technologies to replace ALL these reactors in a short period of time.

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February 3, 2017  

KEVIN KAMPS of Beyond Nuclear and TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service chime in on the collapse of Westinghouse, the overages in nuclear construction around the world, the appointment of an non-regulatory new chair for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the procession of state bailouts, and much more.

As we approach a green-powered Earth, we pray no more of these obsolete, obscene nukes will explode, and that the transition to renewables will proceed as fast as possible.  

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January 27, 2017  

We’re joined in Solartopia by worldwide wind guru PAUL GIPE and carbon tax pioneer CHARLES KOMANOFF.

The godfather of community-based wind, Gipe’s groundbreaking new WIND POWER FOR THE REST OF US writes the bottom line on the future of a technology now powering more and more of the planet.  Cheap, safe, abundant, clean and quick to build, wind power already employs more than 100,000 Americans.  Despite hostility from Trump, the Kochs and King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas) wind energy as described by Gipe is one of the world’s great growth industries.

Meanwhile Komanoff continues his work as one of the nation’s great advocates of the carbon tax.  A legendary pioneer of the urban bicycle movement, Charlie’s brilliant overview of the world energy crisis is unique and powerful.

Don’t miss the dialogue with these two great green gurus.

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