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Nuclear Risks

French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

France's 59 nuclear reactors generate 78.8 percent of France's electricity, the highest percentage in the world.

Regulators Knew Of Understated Seismic Risks To Nuclear Plants For Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Jim Morris and Bill Sloat The Center For Public Intergrity Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear po...

Japan, YouTube Moments and Energy Policy

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

The events of the past few days in Japan will provide many lessons about whether nuclear plants should operate in locations at risk of severe earthquakes, or whether we should have them at all. But the reality is that every form of energy we have relied upon over the past century presents risks. As tempting as it might be this week to eliminate nuclear as part of the future energy mix, that means eliminating a no-carbon fuel source that we may well need to stave off the slow motion disaster of climate change.