The point is not that solar should not be considered, but that it should be considered, warts and all, alongside coal, nuclear and hydro with all their drawbacks. Too often, renewables' drawbacks and deficiencies are glossed over, not the least of these being that are unlikely ever to meet global energy needs
Human-caused climate change and air pollution remain major global-scale problems and are both due mostly to fossil fuel burning. Mitigation efforts for both of these problems should be undertaken concurrently in order to maximize effectiveness.
A new multibillion-dollar reactor is a tough sell in the age of cheap natural gas.
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A guide to help you navigate the deal between global powers and Tehran.
Tokyo doesn't want the bomb, but it doesn't know what to do with the fuel stockpile.
JFS Newsletter No.146 (October 2014)
(Image from global warming art ). In this post, I argue that nuclear energy ceased to be a viable option in the world's energy mix as ...
In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, causing meltdowns at three of the plant's reactors. After that incident, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered nuclear facilities in the U.S. to review and update their plans for addressing extreme seismic activity and potential flooding from other events, such as sea level rise and storm surges. Those plans aren't due until March 2015, which means that many plants have yet to even lay out their their potential vulnerabilities, let alone address them.
It is the received wisdom that nuclear weapons and nuclear power are inseparable. Consequently, any country that builds a civilian nuclear power station is able to build an atomic bomb within a couple
Most of what humanity knows about the outer planets came back to Earth on plutonium power. Cassini's ongoing exploration of Saturn, Galileo's trip to Jupiter, Curiosity's exploration of the surface of Mars, and the 2015 flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft are all fueled by plutonium-238. The characteristics of this metal's radioactive decay make it a super-fuel. More importantly, there is no other viable option. But there's a problem: We've almost run out.
Not satisfied with being the youngest person to ever build a working fusion reactor, the 18-year-old now has plans for a modular nuclear power plant. He graduates high school in May.
The early decommissioning of San Onofre shows the need for closer scrutiny of decisions to repair or build nuclear power plants.
New research shows that putting too much of our eggs into this energy basket could be detrimental to our future economic health. This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.Coal and nuclear power industries in the United States have seen better days. The main culprit, energy industry analysts say, is the low cost of domestic natural gas, coupled with carbon-reducing regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the efforts of environmental groups.
On January 20, a state engineer with the Utah Division of Water Rights approved two applications that would allow Blue Castle Holdings to take a total of 53,600 acre-feet of water from the Green River annually for a proposed nuclear power plant. That's more than 17 billion gallons a year, enough for a city of 100,000 households.
We've known for a while that the cost of new nuclear power plants in this country has been soaring. Before 2007, price estimates of $4,000 per kilowatt for new U.S. nukes were common, but by&
China has new Navy 055 destroyer than might be better than the US Arleigh Burke Destroyer but is not better than the Zumwalt. China is currently only planning to build eight 055 destroyers. China will likely have new destroyers and
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