Nuclear energy currently generates a majority of America’s carbon-free electricity. It is an energy source that we cannot afford to keep — and also cannot afford to lose.
nuclear power Archives - State of the Planet
This edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast brings in Adam Higginbotham to discuss his new book, Midnight in Chernobyl, a thrilling, chilling, and gripping account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
A new paper examines CO2 emissions and mortality rates after Japan and Germany shifted away from nuclear power.
A documentary featuring Earth Institute scientists suggests next-generation reactors could be a safe and clean way to replace fossil fuels.
Many people who are concerned about fossil fuels and climate change argue for nuclear power as a viable solution to carbon pollution. I am not one of those people.
The modern economy and our way of life depend on new and advancing technology. It especially depends on energy technology.
The enormity of these anti-nuclear policy decisions is difficult to exaggerate. Energy consumption is an inescapable requirement of development, and renewable energy sources alone cannot satisfy the energy demands of China and other developing nations. They now have no choice but to burn massive amounts of coal if they wish to raise their living standards.
Pushker Kharecha and James E. Hansen write about their recent paper on the long-term health effects of nuclear power versus fossil fuels, and argue that nuclear power needs to be part of the solution to climate change.
The owners of Indian Point nuclear power plant want to re-license the facility for 20 years. Opponents say the plant is unsafe and we can do without its electricity. Supporters say it’s safe, and we need the power.