There's only one right answer to that question. When we're faced with an existential threat like climate change, we should be willing to cough up the money.
Why do so many smart people fall for the notion that we can meet all of the world's energy needs with renewables? Are they just bad at math?
Overheated rhetoric about Iran’s nuclear weapons capability contrasts starkly with the cold silence on climate change. But the world is already headed past the red line for global warming.
Climate change is like a wildfire racing toward your home. It's smarter to fight it than to fight about it.
The drought gripping the United States has huge implications for energy policy. It takes a lot of water to make energy, and a lot of energy to make water.
Obama's Blue Ribbon Commission recommended a consent-based process for siting a nuclear waste dump. Why not take the same approach to gas wells, oil pipelines, coal mines, power lines, and wind turbines?
The prospect of mutually assured destruction has kept the world safe from atomic bombs for nearly 67 years. Why hasn't it protected us from the reckless insanity of climate change?
You're probably being exposed to a lot more radiation than in the past. But most of it is not coming from Fukushima, an airport scanner, or your cell phone. The biggest dose is coming from your doctor.
One of every five US nuclear power plants doesn't have enough money for retirement. Why? For the same reason that so many American senior citizens have put their dreams on hold.
The earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster that unfolded one year ago, known in Japan simply as 3/11, is similar in many ways to the American catastrophe of 9/11.
Power plants are usually built next to rivers, lakes, or oceans. Those bodies of water are getting warmer, which isn't good for fish -- or for utilities.
The US Department of Energy's redesigned website is supposed to make information easier to find. But for some types of information about nuclear energy, it may do just the opposite.
While government officials and environmentalists hunger for new technology, the most effective and inexpensive solutions to climate change -- such as eating less meat or having fewer children -- are inexplicably off the table.
The sun and wind may be practically inexhaustible, but "renewable" energy isn't. Solar, wind, and geothermal power are not fundamentally different from other energy technologies that consume finite natural resources.
Let's stop pretending that choosing a nuclear waste repository site is all about science.
When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, not Merriam Webster, is left to define our nuclear reality, are we safe, safer, or safe enough?
Flooding on the Missouri River has reached a nuclear power plant -- but finding information about the potential risk isn’t easy.