Promising work is being done in fusion that involves accepting the massive heat involved and dealing with it. This is done inside a container called a “tokamak.” This unwieldly acronym is the one to know. It comes from Russian terms that together basically mean doughnut-shaped device that uses magnets to control hot plasma.
The Northeast pays 56 percent more for its energy than the national average and has little to show for it.
Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters Tuesday it would be too “brutal and unrealistic” to stick with a pledge to shut down nuclear power plants.
Must life in the future be "poor, nasty, brutish and short?"
Nuclear provides the cleanest power, yet environmental groups will soon petition South Carolina regulators to shut down partially-completed reactors in an attempt to boost subsidies for inefficient wind and solar.
2016 proved to be a big year for nuclear power, with 10 new reactors coming online around the world.
China is getting way ahead of America in nuclear power, according to a study published Monday in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review.
The folly of industrial wind is nowhere more evident than in New York State, which for decades has gotten half of its electricity from clean nuclear plants and hydroelectric (dams). Thus, the $176 billion in wind subsidies (for which the wind companies spend $20 million a year on lobbying) is in reality a means to support the Ponzi scheme that enriches Big Wind, Big Banks, and Big Politicians. It is time to turn off the fan.
There is no shortage of news stories touting the splits within each party. The Democrat divide is, as NBC News sees it, between dreamers and doers—with the International Business Times (IBT) calling it: “a civil war over the party’s ideological future.” The Boston Globe declares that the “party fissures” represent “a national party torn between Clinton’s promised steady hand and Sanders’ more progressive goals.” The Republican reality is, according to IBT, a battle between moderates and conservatives. The party is being “shattered” by the fighting between the establishment and the outsiders. The New Yorker said the days following the Detroit debate have “been the week of open civil war within the Republican Party.” Former standard-bearer Mitt [...]
Thanks to President Obama, we have lost another six years on the Yucca Mountain project. That fits with his refusal to permit the Keystone XL pipeline. No energy project that might actually benefit America will ever see his signature.
An outdated design was able to take nature's toughest punch. A nuclear physicist explains why this should inspire strong confidence in current nuclear design.
Marita Noon rates the value of the options listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for achieving U.S. energy independence, and then lists several options that might really make a difference.
Acres required to power 6 million homes -- Wind: 250,000; Solar: 130,000 Nuclear: 430