Nuclear Energy

The Problem with Nuclear Power

The Problem with Nuclear Power

In the US it’s hard to imagine nuclear power playing anything more than a minimal role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which makes projected goals for 2030 and beyond difficult to achieve.

William Beaver
William Beaver
6 min read
Politics
How We Can Get Clean Energy—What Needs to Be Done?

How We Can Get Clean Energy—What Needs to Be Done?

Editor's note: this is the third in a three-part series on how we can get clean energy. Part I explains the relationship between Fuel and Human Progress, Part II answers the question “Is Nuclear Power Safe?” and Part III provides an answer to “What Needs to Be Done?” Nuclear power

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
11 min read
Nuclear Energy
Why Environmentalists Pose a Bigger Obstacle to Effective Climate Policy than Denialists

Why Environmentalists Pose a Bigger Obstacle to Effective Climate Policy than Denialists

In the recent Netflix smash hit Don’t Look Up, scientists try to warn the world about a comet hurtling towards Earth that is going to wipe out human civilization and possibly life itself. Except, no-one wants to hear the bad news: the US president is too busy with the

Maarten Boudry
Maarten Boudry
9 min read
Environment
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

Today, shortly after giving expert testimony to Congress about energy policy, I had the startling experience of being smeared by sitting members of the United States House of Representatives. The context was a special House Committee hearing to evaluate a Democratic proposal similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
5 min read
Activism
Why Climate Activists Will Go Nuclear—Or Go Extinct

Why Climate Activists Will Go Nuclear—Or Go Extinct

1. In October 2019, the British climate activist group Extinction Rebellion carried out two weeks of civil disobedience in London and other cities around the world. Six thousand activists blocked the five main bridges that cross the River Thames, which flows through London, preventing people from getting to work or

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
12 min read
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Quillette Podcast 40 – Nuclear Expert Michael Shellenberger on the Woeful Shortcomings of Chernobyl, the HBO mini-series

Quillette Podcast 40 – Nuclear Expert Michael Shellenberger on the Woeful Shortcomings of Chernobyl, the HBO mini-series

Toby Young talks to Quillette contributor and nuclear energy expert Michael Shellenberger about what Chernobyl, the critically-acclaimed HBO mini-series, got wrong and why that matters. Michael wrote about this recently for Forbes. They also discuss the religious impulses driving the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Chernobyl