Energy & Green Tech

Nuclear option: Earth's climate panacea or poison?

For its supporters, nuclear energy is the world's best—perhaps only—hope to avoid catastrophic climate change. Opponents say it is too expensive, too risky and totally unnecessary.

Automotive

Nuclear-powered submarines explained by a nuclear scientist

The Australian government has just declared an historic defense agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will see a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines patrol our shores and surrounding waters.

Energy & Green Tech

UN team: Unclear if Fukushima cleanup can finish by 2051

Too little is known about melted fuel inside damaged reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, even a decade after the disaster, to be able to tell if its decommissioning can be finished by 2051 as planned, a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Can small modular reactors mitigate climate change?

As the world grapples with a climate emergency brought on by carbon emissions from the large-scale burning of fossil fuels, there is renewed interest in nuclear energy, specifically in the new generation of small modular ...

Energy & Green Tech

Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy

Japan aims to hike its 2030 renewable energy target as part of efforts to slash emissions, according to draft documents released Wednesday, but activists described the planned goal as "disappointing".

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