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Why Cutting CO2 with Renewables Alone Means Betting Big on Efficiency: Behind the IPCC's Climate Stabilization Scenarios

December 9, 2014 by Suzanne Waldman

Nuclear Energy and IPCC Climate Models

What is the problem with leaning on renewable energy as a solution to the consequences of climate change? All-RE scenarios show one thing in particular, which is they all depend on increasingly intensive demand reductions over time to avert climate change.[read more]

Examining Nuclear Power as Climate Option, Part II

November 12, 2014 by Suzanne Waldman

In this second half of my essay, I will move on to the other factors habitually cited as barriers to the use of nuclear power as a climate mitigation option: the actual risks of nuclear power and its concomitant waste, and the current public image of nuclear power.[read more]

Examining Nuclear Energy as Climate Option, Part I

November 11, 2014 by Suzanne Waldman

The IPCC’s latest report claims that “Climate change is set to inflict severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly. Yet the globe is adding 2% more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere every year. We're going backwards.[read more]

Nuclear Is Cheaper Than Solar Thermal

June 16, 2014 by Alex Trembath

Nuclear and Solar Costs

I’m a big fan of reporter Mike Grunwald, and often think that he and Breakthrough are among the only people who really understand that Obama’s signature climate policies are not fuel economy standards or power plant regulations, but the tens of billions invested in clean energy technology and innovation.[read more]