nuclear policy

Aditi Verma: A Multidisciplinary Take on Nuclear Policy

November 5, 2015 by Energy @ MIT

Nuclear Policy Innovation

Aditi Verma’s first encounter with nuclear policy was nearly her last. She represented Germany at a high school version of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and was frustrated by the debate on her group’s topic, nuclear waste. “Without a science and engineering background, we couldn’t negotiate.”[read more]

Nuclear Energy: What Should We Do with the Waste?

September 24, 2014 by Rod Adams

It is about time to declare that the default argument against nuclear energy has now been proven invalid. We know how to effectively store and protect used nuclear fuel. We do it routinely. It is not unusually costly or a burden on future generations.[read more]

Meeting the Energy Needs of the 21st Century: Is it Time for a Real Nuclear Renaissance?

December 5, 2013 by Milton Caplan

Nuclear Power and Energy Need

As I started to read this year’s World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA), it was the very first line in the executive summary that caught my interest. The report starts out with “Many of the long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten.”[read more]

Dalai Lama: Look At Nuclear Energy Holistically

November 11, 2011 by Dan Yurman

An amazing surprise for anti nuclear groups Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama, a revered spiritual leader whose influence is felt far beyond the boundaries of Tibetan Buddhism, startled his followers and the anti-nuclear community this week. In an interview with the news media in Tokyo, he said that there is a role for...[read more]

Associated Press Nukes the NRC on Reactor Safety

June 22, 2011 by Dan Yurman

A national wire story, the first of two, alleges the Nuclear Regulatory Agency has undermined safety at aging reactors. Is it true? A nuclear engineer with impeccable credentials says not so fast. On June 20 the Associated Press published the results of a year long investigative report on safety at nuclear reactors in the U.S. It is a...[read more]