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The Source of a Nation's Wealth Is Its Energy

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

There is a constant world struggle between the energy HAVES and the HAVE-NOTS. Between the unstable Middle East oil nations, and most of the rest of the world. Between Russia--and its Eastern and Western European neighbors, between the HAVES of Central and South American and the Asian HAVE NOTS.

Meltdown or Mother Lode (3 Nuclear Technologies and Why You Should Be Excited)

Steven Kotler | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science
Steven Kotler

We use a lot of energy. A lot of energy. Thus, if you want to talk safety and security, you have to start with the options available. Can solar and wind even satisfy our needs? Can green techs ever handle base load demands? Will better energy storage systems soon come online? Hard to say.

Fusion, Fission, and Fossil Fuels

Victor Stenger | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Even if controlled fusion is still a long way from reaching fruition, nuclear energy remains the best and perhaps the only long-term, large-scale solution to the world's energy needs.

The Fall of Foolish Faith

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

Science is not going to change its commitment to the truth. And religion is not going to change its commitment to nonsense. And that is why I call upon scientists and all thinking people to focus their attention on reducing the influence of religion.

LFTR: A Long-Term Energy Solution?

Victor Stenger | Posted 03.10.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

It came as a surprise to me to learn recently that an alternative to carbon combustion has been available to us since World War II, but not pursued because it lacked military applications.