John Ahearne

Articles by John Ahearne

11 December 2008

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Policy recommendations

Allison MacfarlaneJames AsselstineJohn Ahearne

Global warming necessitates the development of new forms of low-emissions, base-load power generating capacity. To assess the financial, regulatory, and proliferation concerns confronting nuclear energy and to develop strategies for addressing the barriers to the deployment of new reactors, in late September 2008, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists convened nearly 40 scientists, policy makers, industry representatives, and nongovernmental experts from around the world.