The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.

Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • conversation
April 20, 2021 ~6 min

10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power's greatest challenge

On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.

Najmedin Meshkati, Professor of Engineering and International Relations, University of Southern California • conversation
March 5, 2021 ~12 min

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts

Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.

Michael E. Webber, Josey Centennial Professor of Energy Resources, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~9 min

Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant

Officials will hold discussions with France's EDF about funding the Sizewell C project in Suffolk.

Dec. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Nuclear power: what the 'green industrial revolution' means for the next three waves of reactors

Good news for large, small and advanced nuclear reactors.

William Bodel, Research Associate in Nuclear Energy, University of Manchester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

UK climate plan: What do the terms mean?

Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Boris Johnson to chair nuclear summit

The government is committed to building nuclear power stations to decarbonise the UK's electricity.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~3 min

The future of nuclear: power stations could make hydrogen, heat homes and decarbonise industry

Don't count nuclear energy out – it may be our best hope of reaching net-zero emissions within the time we have left.

Michael Rushton, Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Energy, Bangor University • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why

Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.

Andrew Crossland, Associate Fellow, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Dounreay site available for reuse in the year 2333

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says the Dounreay facility will be ready for redevelopment by 2333.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~2 min