Renewables are finally surpassing coal and nuclear as viable, economic energy sources, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
The decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has been riddled with controversies since it was shuttered in 2013, undermining public confidence in Southern California Edison’s management of highly radioactive nuclear waste which will be stored on-site for the foreseeable future.
The Misguided Exile of Nuclear Power How Banishment of a Safe Technology Will Keep Fossil Fuels in the Driver’s Seat
Nuclear power could and should be our climate savior; instead its banishment will keep fossil fuels in the driver’s seat for the foreseeable future.
Ticking Time Bomb at San Onofre Nuclear Plant What happens to SoCal radioactive waste is anybody's guess...and everybody's worry
The seaside nuclear reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente were permanently shut down in 2013 following steam generator malfunction. What to do with the 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive waste remains an epic problem.
These days, wildlife is thriving around the site of the nuclear reactor meltdown at Chernobyl in the Ukraine three decades ago. Biologists say the lack of people in the “Exclusion Zone” thirty kilometers around reactor has made it easier for the animals that did survive — and their progeny — to now flourish.
Nuclear fusion may be the most promising energy source that most of us have never heard of. Scientists first discovered fusion as a potential energy source in the 1930’s and have been quietly working on it ever since. Only recently, given societal pressure to find alternatives to fossil fuels, has fusion started to capture the attention of the media and policymakers—and now researchers are hoping the process can become a key source of safe, clean, reliable energy in the near future.
I thought Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power’s fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten?
Germany’s Renewable Energy Gamble Germany is giving up on nuclear and embracing renewable energy with a vengeance. Will the experiment work?
Energiewende is a German word en route to joining the English language, like angst and sauerkraut did long ago. It means “energy transition,” and refers to Germany’s historic plans to shift to a green economy based solely on renewable energies. The German designation will come in handy, since Germany’s trailblazing energy policies and lofty ambitions […]
Fukushima: One Year After the Catastrophic Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown
Thorium is a naturally occurring element that is supposedly more available, more efficient and safer to use than uranium for generating nuclear energy.