The Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atom Bomb
The atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were terribly destructive. Hydrogen bombs are over 3,000 times as powerful. Here’s why.
At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system
Here are the real reasons we’re not building clean energy anywhere near fast enough.
Grid-Scale Storage of Renewable Energy: The Impossible Dream
The utopian ambition for variable renewable energy is to convert it into uniform firm capacity using energy storage. Here we present an analysis of actual UK wind and solar generation for the whole…
Roadmap to nowhere: the myth of powering the nation with renewables
A 100% renewable energy grid would be huge expensively and highly unreliable, argue Mike Conley and Tim Maloney in a new book. The way forward should be based on nuclear energy.
Thorium reactors may dispose of enormous amounts of weapons-grade plutonium
Scientists from the School of Nuclear Science & Engineering of Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a technology for the creation of high-temperature, low-power reactors with thorium fuel. The scientists propose to burn weapons-grade plutonium in these units, converting it into power and thermal energy. Thermal energy generated at thorium reactors may be used in hydrogen industrial production and for desalinating water. The results of the study were published in Annals of Nuclear…
Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy
Like all nuclear power plants, the nuclear plant near Richland, WA provides a significant economic boon to the region, providing over 9 billion kWhs of carbon-free electricity at-cost, $690 million in economic output and supporting 4,000 jobs/year, all while continuing to break production records.
A (medium-length) primer on energy, greenhouse gas, intermittency, and nuclear
Thanks entirely to the efforts of local climate-related organizations in Seattle, I've now spoken at a handful of book stores, breweries, universities, and even Town Hall on climate and energy. Last week, I was honored to be on one such panel at a brewery in Ballard alongside Univ. of Washington oceanographer LuAnne Thompson and Governor...
Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable
New technological breakthroughs from U.S. Department of Energy laboratories have put removing uranium from seawater within economic reach. Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater would make nuclear power as renewable as solar, hydro and wind.
Radioactive Wastes - Myths and Realities : World Nuclear Association
News and information on nuclear power, nuclear energy, nuclear energy for sustainable development, uranium mining, uranium enrichment, nuclear generation of electricity, used fuel management, recycling and disposal, nuclear policies, new nuclear plant, nuclear energy development and climate change mitigation from the World Nuclear Association (WNA), the global nuclear energy trade association and World Nuclear News (WNN) the leading nuclear news site.
Apples to Atoms: Why Comparing Nuclear Costs to Solar Costs Is Misguided
Jessica Lovering argues that the cost curve for nuclear is improving, despite claims to the contrary.