Climate Change and Nuclear Power

Nuclear is a water-guzzling energy source: it cannot survive droughts and climate change

Nuclear is a water-guzzling energy source: it cannot survive droughts and climate change

The thirstiest source of electricity is already struggling, and greater risk of droughts will only add to those woes.

This photo taken Wednesday, April 5, 2017, shows a central square in the deserted town of Pripyat, some 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant Ukraine. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat was hastily evacuated one day after a reactor at the plant 3 kilometers (2 miles away) exploded on April 26, 1986. The explosion and the subsequent fire spewed a radioactive plume over much of northern Europe. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Dear UCS, More Nuclear Energy Is Not The Solution To Our Climate Crisis

Climate Change and Nuclear Power November 22, 2018 at 5:24 am 0 comments

Faced with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, some environmental leaders are all too ready to toss a lifeline to aging, uneconomic nuclear power plants. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), long venerated as America’s most rigorous nuclear watchdog group, joined this chorus in early November.

Nuclear Power Will NOT Save Us From Climate Change

Nuclear Power Will NOT Save Us From Climate Change

Climate Change and Nuclear Power November 5, 2018 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

How the IPCC’s solutions for reversing the Earth’s warming encourage business as usual.

Can Nuclear Power Solve Deepening Climate Crisis?: Renewables are Faster to Install and More Scalable

Can Nuclear Power Solve Deepening Climate Crisis?: Renewables are Faster to Install and More Scalable

Climate Change and Nuclear Power January 29, 2018 at 1:34 am 0 comments

Myth: We need to build more nuclear power if we want to cut electricity emissions quickly and turn off coal and natural gas power plants. Short answer: Renewables can grow fast because they can be installed practically everywhere rapidly and simultaneously.