The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Last summer, 11 Harvard graduate students and postdocs went to France to
investigate Areva's spent fuel reprocessing. On the trip, they
debated whether the United States should reprocess as well. What resulted was
As plans for new U.S. nuclear power plants encounter problems, their proponents
seek to shift ever more economic risk to taxpayers who are already staggering
under the weight of other federal bailouts.
A targeted use of nuclear power could solve the major problems of renewable
energy sources by providing carbon-emission-free power for biofuel refineries
and backup energy for solar, wind, and other renewable sources.
Even with the election of a renewable-friendly president and interest in clean energy booming, wind power entrepreneur Michael Polsky worries that a US energy policy that encourages renewables is still a long way off.