Amid Energy Crisis, EU Fights Over Whether Nuclear Is Green – FP, 13.01.22
Brussels’s plans to cut emissions by promoting nuclear power has parts of the bloc up in arms. By Mark Hibbs, a senior fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Thierry Breton: UE trebuie să investească 500 miliarde euro în centralele nucleare de nouă generație – 14.01.22
- Comisia Europeană cataloghează energia nucleară şi gazele drept „verzi“ – zf, 4.1.22
- Germania se opune vehement propunerii Comisiei Europene ca energia nucleară și gazele naturale să fie considerate ”verzi”/ România, Franța și Polonia susțin puternic proiectul de la Bruxelles – Politco, 3.1.22
- Disensiuni mari în interiorul UE pe tema utilizării energiei nucleare: Germania a închis trei dintre cele șase centrale în funcție / Alte țări se pronunță pentru menținerea centralelor nucleare – 4.1.22
- Belgia îşi va închide toate reactoarele nucleare până în 2025 – zf, 3.1.22
3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate – FP, 3.1.22
If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher. By Jason Bordoff, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School
In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost – FP, 8.10
In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power. By Ted Nordhaus
Plutonium Pits Are a Critical Obstacle in U.S. Nuclear Plans – FP, 9.08
Modernization programs need to be realistic—and may be unnecessary. By Cheryl Rofer, a writer on scientific and political commentary
Capcana dilemelor tranziției sau cum să faci omleta fără să spargi oul – Cristan Felea, contributors, 11.05
Sweden splits over nuclear power – Politico, 6.01
The country’s opposition parties and even the public are rethinking Sweden’s earlier commitment to ending nuclear.
Tiny Nuclear Reactors Are the Future of Energy – 15.12
- Nuclear energy accounts for nearly 20% of electricity generated in the US, more than wind, solar and hydro combined. But now, new nuclear reactor designs could bring far more widespread use and public acceptance of this powerful form of energy.
Nuclear power – the pros and cons of nuclear energy – DW, 29.11.20
- This documentary is an action-packed tour through the history of one of the most controversial subjects of the twentieth century – nuclear power – as told by those who experienced it first-hand. Focusing on events in the US, UK, France and Germany, it charts its social and political development from the early days of post-war atomic euphoria, through to the struggling ‘nuclear renaissance’ of the present day.
Why is everyone afraid of Nuclear Energy? A revisionist history – 7.20
- Managing director of the Energy Impact Center & “Titans of Nuclear” host Bret Kugelmass addresses the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His presentation covers the challenges and opportunities nuclear power presents, and how nuclear can provide globally affordable energy, as well as how it is the only energy source that can help combat the effects of climate change.
Nuclear Power and Climate Change – 11.19
- Complementing renewables, nuclear can contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy, helping reach climate change targets.
Australia ‘needs to make a start’ on nuclear energy – 07.19
- Discussion around nuclear energy has been growing as Australia faces high power prices and the nation looks for economically viable climate change and emissions reductions solutions.
Save the World with Nuclear Power | Leslie Dewan – 06.19
- Nuclear engineer Dr. Lewslie Dewan discusses her experience designing and creating a company around a new type of fission reactor that eliminates many of the dangers of nuclear power. She gives a brief overview of the history of nuclear power and considers her own triumphs and failures in her work. Dr. Leslie Dewan is the CEO of Tailfin, a conservation technology company based in San Francisco, CA that focuses on new nuclear power technology, carbon-free energy production, and applications of artificial intelligence for global good. She is also the co-founder of Transatomic Power, a company that designed safer nuclear reactors that leave behind less waste than conventional designs. Leslie received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT, and is a member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees. She was named a TIME Magazine “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” an MIT Technology Review “Innovator Under 35,” a Forbes “30 Under 30,” a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger – 1.19
- Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production, and an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural environment. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment and President of Environmental Progress, a research and policy organization. A lifelong environmentalist, Michael changed his mind about nuclear energy and has helped save enough nuclear reactors to prevent an increase in carbon emissions equivalent to adding more than 10 million cars to the road. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Should states rely on nuclear power to combat climate change? – 10.17
- As older nuclear energy plants approach retirement or are threatened by closure, states worried about climate change are figuring out whether to keep them running. While they are cleaner for the environment, they are radioactive and significantly more expensive than fossil fuels.
The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power – 05.17
- Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series takes what can seem like an overwhelming problem and breaks it down into manageable parts: from clean energy to food waste, religion to smartphones.
We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter – 12.16
- Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world’s energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the potential to make nuclear safer and cheaper than it’s been in the past, Lassiter says. Now we have to make the choice to pursue it.