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Three years after Fukushima is nuclear power dead in the water? Or is it poised for revival due to the world’s desperate need for carbon-free energy? Two U.S. nuclear plants are being shut down but dozens of others have received a new lease on life from regulators who approved letting them run another decade or two. Nuclear’s biggest challenge comes from the glut of natural gas which is undercutting both clean and dirty sources of electricity.
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- Fluid State: The Future of Water in California
- It was a sunny, dry day in the middle of winter when two state senators and a newspaper reporter debated the future of water in California. Following 2013, the state’s driest year on...
- U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
- The U.S. Department of Defense is the biggest user of fossil fuels in the world, and the Navy uses about one third of it. But with heavy consumption comes heavy influence. Unlike many...
- Lord Nicholas Stern: The 2013 Stephen Schneider Award
- For the third year of the annual Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science, winner Lord Nicholas Stern gave an exciting talk about the economics of climate change. A distinguished...