Tag Archives: climate change

Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome via Counterpunch

By Robert Jacobs Bhaskar Sunkara’s recent opinion piece extoling the virtues of nuclear power and castigating its opponents as paranoid and ill-informed, is clearly motivated by his deep concerns over the dire impacts of global warming, which loom closer by the hour. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy Will Not Be the Solution to Climate Change via Foreign Affairs

There Is Not Enough Time for Nuclear Innovation to Save the Planet By Allison Macfarlane he world is almost out of time with respect to decarbonizing the energy sector. Doing so, experts agree, is essential to forestalling some of the … Continue reading

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Utterly destroyed via Beyond Nuclear International

That’s the outlook for a spectacular stretch of coastline should new reactors be built there From Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group “The Essex coastline is remarkable for its length, at 350 miles the longest of any county in England, its … Continue reading

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Nuclear energy isn’t a safe bet in a warming world–here’s why via The Conversation

The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea … Continue reading

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Two Weapons That Shouldn’t Be In The Pentagon’s New Budget via Forbes

By William Hartung When the Biden administration releases the details of its proposed budget Friday, one thing will be clear. At over $750 billion for spending on the Pentagon and related work like nuclear warhead development at the Department of Energy, … Continue reading

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One more whack at the SMR mole via Beyond Nuclear International

By Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. and M.V. Ramana, Ph.D. Small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, are designed to generate less than 300 megawatts of electricity – several times less than typical reactors, which have a range of 1,000 to 1,600 MW. While … Continue reading

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Why Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Won’t Help Counter the Climate Crisis via EWG

By Arjun Makhijani and M.V. Ramana […] The nuclear industry and the U. S. Department of Energy are promoting the development of SMRs, supposedly to head off the most severe impacts of climate change. But are SMRs a practical and … Continue reading

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The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change via Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels

Analysis New nuclear power costs about 5 times more than onshore wind power per kWh. Nuclear takes 5 to 17 years longer between planning and operation and produces on average 23 times the emissions per unit electricity generated. In addition, … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power Slows Action on Climate Change: Talking Points #1 via Beyond Nuclear

An analysis by Amory B. Lovins Our new series of Talking Points begins with Amory Lovins’ work on carbon emissions + time + cost which, taken together, eliminate nuclear power as useful in addressing climate change All this is argued … Continue reading

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Why Bill Gates is wrong via Beyond Nuclear International

Billionaire’s nuclear ambitions would make climate disaster worse By Linda Pentz Gunter In an interview for the Washington PostMagazine during his current book tour, billionaire Bill Gates, whom we are now expected to accept as an authority on climate change, said: “I’ll … Continue reading

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