To Fight Climate Change, We're Going to Need a Lot More Nuclear
Without federal policy supporting nuclear energy, we'll run out of time to decarbonize.
Why Is President Trump Attempting to Build Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Energy Program?
A global energy policy expert explains why one of the most oil-rich countries in the world is investing in nuclear and why Congress is concerned.
A Majority of Americans Oppose Nuclear Power. How Does Nuclear 'Dread' Affect Their Perceptions?
A new study finds that the public is more supportive of nuclear power when looking only at numbers about calculated risk—without knowing it's nuclear power they're dealing with.
Oversight Committee Raises Ethics Concerns About Trump's Proposed Nuclear Power Deal With Saudi Arabia
The proposal gained traction in the early days of the administration because two top Trump advisers, who had potential financial stakes in the plan, pushed it to the president.
America's Mortifying Performance at the Bonn Climate Talks
The U.S. delegation pushed nuclear and coal. The rest of the world rolled its eyes.
Why Are We Allowing Uranium Miners to Pollute Groundwater in Drought Zones?
Uranium mining threatens aquifers that could provide the drought-stricken West with emergency water supplies.
Ideology Often Trumps Science, Especially Among Conservatives
Two carefully couched studies parse how our political views impact the way we respond to scientific findings.
How Ronald Reagan Turned Out the Lights on Solar Power
In an excerpt from his new book Let It Shine, John Perlin reveals how one of the first actions of the new Reagan administration was to dim the lights on what had been a promising start for an American solar energy program. Solar in the U.S. has yet to fully recover.
Germany Unplugs Nuclear Power, Doesn't Plug in Anything Else
Two years after deciding to phase out nuclear power, Germany's government just reported that it is still producing more energy than it needs.
Falling Cost of Renewables Softens Nuclear Shutdown
As renewable energy sources approach cost parity with traditional sources, phasing out nuclear power might in Germany be economically smart.
Gas Pipeline From Russia to Germany Comes at a Cost
Doing deals with the Russians to put a pipe under the North Sea gives Germany some flexibility in its post-nuclear future, but at what price?
Rethinking Nuclear Power Sparks the Greening of Angela Merkel
German Chancellor (and physicist) Angela Merkel did a 180 on nuclear energy after Fukushima, setting off an "energy revolution" in the process.
Nuclear Power's History in the US: Miracle to Demon
Over its short lifetime, nuclear power has migrated from being the miracle of America's energy future to an at times unruly nuclear demon, says historian Patrick McCray.