Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points Towers of concrete blocks as tall as skyscrapers, a ski lift-like contraption on the side of a mountain, underground caverns — the quest for more ways to back up the increasing amount of wind and solar energy on the grid has recently … Continue reading Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power’s selling points
Should the U.S. Revive Nuclear Energy? Readers discuss an article arguing that it’s the best way to “save the world” from climate change. o the Editor: Re “Nuclear Power Can Save the World,” by Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist and Steven Pinker (Sunday Review, April 7): Will it take another Chernobyl or Fukushima, possibly … Continue reading Should the U.S. Revive Nuclear Energy?
Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy n a perfect world, nuclear energy would be a perfect tool for combating climate change. Nuclear power plants don’t burn fossil fuels, don’t emit greenhouse gases into the environment and don’t speed global warming. But with some groups reversing their former opposition to nuclear energy, former … Continue reading Former NRC chairman remains clearly opposed to nuclear energy
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? Emma Redfoot stands at a whiteboard in a small conference room, sketching neutrons, protons and nuclei, her voice rising enthusiastically as she explains nuclear fission: A neutron blasted into a uranium-235 atom shatters the atom, releasing energy and yet more neutrons that split other uranium atoms, … Continue reading Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?
MIT STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BE ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING POLLUTION A report by MIT found battling climate change would be more costly without growth in the nuclear energy industry. Struggling from rising costs and competition from cheaper energy sources, nuclear plants would need more supportive government policies, the study found. The Trump administration is … Continue reading #MIT STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BE ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING POLLUTION
MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy How can the world achieve the deep carbon emissions reductions that are necessary to slow or reverse the impacts of climate change? The authors of a new MIT study say that unless nuclear energy is meaningfully incorporated into the global mix of low-carbon energy … Continue reading #MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy
“Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?” The key to ample supplies of energy resources rests with which are sustainable and which are not. While oil and gas may be abundant now, that does not mean these fossil fuels will be all that available in the future. Wind energy, of course, … Continue reading “Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?”
3 Questions: The future of nuclear energy The MIT Energy Initiative continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change. Below, the co-directors of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems discuss their … Continue reading 3 Questions: The future of nuclear energy
China set to overtake U.S. as biggest nuclear energy nation, IEA says China is set to more than triple its nuclear energy capacity over the next 20 years, overtaking the U.S. to become the world’s largest nuclear-power producer, according to the International Energy Agency. Speaking at the International Petroleum Week conference in London on Wednesday, … Continue reading #China set to overtake U.S. as biggest nuclear energy nation, IEA says
Reliability Post-Indian Point? Yes. Now Clean Energy Is Key. A detailed new analysis from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the body in charge of New York’s electric grid, confirms that the lights will stay on in New York when the Indian Point nuclear power plant closes in 2021. The study is one of … Continue reading Reliability Post – #Indian_Point? Yes. Now Clean Energy Is Key.