Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes. This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. What is nuclear energy? Further reading: How Does Nuclear Energy Work? Nuclear Energy

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. Last year, China’s nuclear capacity reached 20,000 megawatts.

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Nuclear energy: Is it good or bad?

The Green Changemakers

A primer to atomic power’s hottest topics By Victoria Schlesinger Like a neutron colliding with an atom, two factors are igniting Americans, and particularly environmentalists, into reconciling a messy question: Do we or don’t we want to develop nuclear power? Accept for maybe nuclear power.

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The Swedish government completes its climate wrecking track record with a pro-nuclear vote

Green Blog

The right-wing government in Sweden unfortunately won, with a two votes margin, the pro-nuclear vote in the parliament this past week and is now in full climate-wrecking gear. As an energy corporation Vattenfall is releasing more greenhouse gases than all of Sweden combined.

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Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

Green Blog

Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. But a new book by anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Mangano argues that the dangers far outweigh any benefits. Elaine Graham-Leigh has reviewed Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment by Joseph Mangano.

"New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

Let the demogoguery begin:  Proponents of a market-oriented plan to fight climate change by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and giving the revenue to American taxpayers are starting a campaign to run advertisements as early as this fall and introduce legislation in Congress as early as next year. Taxing carbon dioxide emissions to reduce energy use, she added, is “absolutely standard textbook economics.”.

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Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1]. This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy.

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EU Debates Permanent Storage For Nuclear Waste

Eco Friendly Daily

Nuclear energy is a controversial alternative to traditional power generation through such sources as coal. Nuclear energy is expected to become a common consideration as the world tries to cope with global warming.

Iranians Can’t Bluff Nuclear Needs With New Natural Gas

Green Prophet

Is this a sign from the heavens that Iran has no excuse now to pursue nuclear proliferation ? A new reserve of natural gas in the Caspian Sea suggests that Iran might be the world’s biggest owner of natural gas reserves, owning more even that Russia, some experts say.

What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?


Energy security is an issue of ever. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society. The availability of affordable energy is the key issue of modern politics. 3 Natural gas. 4 Nuclear power.

Saphonian Blade-less Wind Turbines Save Birds and Energy

Green Prophet

While solar advancements continue apace , wind energy technology has remained fairly stagnant over the years, making it in most cases less viable than fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Plus, thanks to the hydraulic system, energy can be stored, which creates a more stable supply.

TREC: Germany’s Key To MENA Energy & Water Woes Or Neo-Colonialism?

Green Prophet

The Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation (TREC) was formed in 2003 to find energy and clean water solutions for the Middle East, North Africa (known collectively as MENA ), and the European Union (EU). MENA’s Top 5 Ideal Countries For Solar Energy Generation.

Shale is not a miracle solution for Europe

Green (Living) Review

Shale oil and gas have had but limited benefits for the US economy and their advantages for Europe will be even slimmer, a French think tank said recently. "Between 2000 and 2010, the US drilled a total of 17,268 exploratory natural gas wells, at an average of 130 per month.

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Fixing the Climate: A Radical Solution Explained In a New Book

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative forms of energy are falling way short of the massive demand. Nuclear energy has safety issues. A prototype already developed employs a new age plastic which draws in the gas and allows for it to be captured, compressed and then safely deposited underground.

Jill Stein, Presidential nominee of the Green Party, answered questions on Reddit

Green Blog

The questions asked ranged from space exploration to energy policies and alternative medicine. Modern industrial farming (including factory farming of animals) has been devastating for small farmers, for greenhouse gas emissions, for toxic pollution, for public health and nutrition. There were also many questions from armchair experts about nuclear energy. A user named npage148 asked : What is the rationale for the party’s opposition to nuclear energy?

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The energy-independent future that never was

Green Blog

Sanders also calls for a stop on offshore drilling and says that the USA must transform its energy system. "Further, "Further, we must learn that with any risky technology, whether it is offshore oil drilling or nuclear power, it is not good enough to be 99% safe. But isn’t it a bit sad that an “unprecedented environmental disaster” has to take place before anyone cares to realize the dangers of offshore oil drilling (or nuclear energy)?

2010 46

The greatest Astroturf of all time – Ethical oil

Green Blog

Then there’s “ astroturfing ” where a PR firm in the pay of a conglomerate creates a fake grass roots movement to further their own agenda ( Countryside guardian an anti-wind farm group with links to the UK Nuclear industry is a classic example). In addition much of the Uranium that powers America (and Canada’s) nuclear reactors comes from Canadian mines. And how many jobs could be created if Canada exploited instead its vast renewable energy potential ?

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted.

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook

The Green Changemakers

The newly released Greenpeace report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook , details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy. The Energy [R]evolution U.S. Two steps to building a clean energy economy Currently, electricity is generated in the U.S. As a result of this energy mix, the U.S.

2009 40

10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

The EDN calls for action and civic engagement toward renewable energy, sustainable consumption and green jobs … and nods to the approaching COP15. ELIMINATE NUCLEAR WEAPONS Czech crowds cheered for U.S. Simply put, nuclear weapons have no place in a bright green future.

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