Nuclear

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.

Planet Forward
This week, our expert Christopher Cahill was asked: Why don't we dump our radioactive waste into the Mariannas Trench, where it will be subducted? After a reactor uses its nuclear fuel, there's still a lot of energy in it. It's still hot, highly... Read More
Planet Forward
This Week's Featured Topic: Government Green What's the best role for government to spur innovation in the energy and sustainability space? In the past few weeks, the government has approved the first nuclear power plant to be constructed in the U.S... Read More
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."
Is nuclear power safe? Could tornadoes be linked to climate change? Do you prefer the freedom of boxers or the security of briefs? Bill Nye answered two of those questions when we sat down with The Science Guy on Friday, plus more submitted by the... Read More
Planet Forward
There has not been a new construction of a reactor in the United States since 1977, so the average person who is earning their PhD in nuclear science now wasn't alive when the last plant was built. How are we going to deal with the brain gap? GWU... Read More
National Geographic and Planet Forward
By Bill Chameides from the Great Energy Blog, a project in partnership with National Geographic. A game-changer or the price of doing business?
The recent Shell Oil energy outlook is widely shared by energy economists. The gains we will make in green energy production are way short of meeting increasing global energy demand. Fossil fuel use will grow and carbon capture and sequestration in... Read More
Planet Forward
During his State of the Union address, President Obama set a new goal: by 2035, 80 percent of America's electricity will come from clean energy sources. Watch
Planet Forward
At the National Press Club meeting November 29th, Energy Secretary Steven Chu explained the risks the United States is facing as it continues to lose its footing as a world leader in science and energy.  In this segment, Secretary Chu takes audience... Read More

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