Carbon-free but potentially dirty in other ways, nuclear energy is both praised and condemned. PF Members offer their solutions to how to fit nuclear power into our energy future.
NuScale Power has created a new kind of nuclear plant, a smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features. The NuScale plant uses natural forces to operate and cool the plant. This eliminates... Read More
U-233 Ignited PACER Fusion Practical fusion to fully power the planet longer than the earth has existed or the sun will burn
National Science Foundation
Among the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A result of the loss of electricity, overheating at the power plant led to significant releases of iodine... Read More
EM2: General Atomics' new "convert and burn" clean energy-producing reactor that runs on nuclear waste
EM2 is a revolutionary new compact fast reactor that actually runs on the spent-fuel waste of conventional nuclear reactors -- a producing a virtually unlimited electricity supply with no greenhouse gases.
National Geographic and Planet Forward
Posted by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson of Public Agenda on the Great Energy Challenge Blog
Momentum is building to initiate new uranium mining efforts in northern New Mexico, home to the nation's richest deposits. Assignment Earth traveled to communities around Mount Taylor, N.M., where uranium mining holds a "dark legacy."