The main value of nuclear energy lies in its potential contribution to decarbonizing the power sector. Nuclear energy does provide other benefits: it reduces other types of air pollution associated with electricity production; in addition, it contributes to fuel diversification and grid stability, has low land requirements, and creates well-paid jobs.
A former Obama administration economist at the University of Chicago found last year that consumers in states with renewable energy mandates paid $125 billion more for electricity in the seven years after passage than they would have otherwise.
Renewables contributed to electricity prices rising six times more in California than in the rest of the US since 2011.
Renewable energy advocates today admit that the environmental impact of renewables is the greatest obstacle to their deployment.
Vaclav Smil, a widely-respected energy scholar, has shown that it would take 25-50 percent of all land in the US to go 100 percent renewable.
How Many Holiday Lights Can A Nuclear Reactor Power?
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The real numbers on Nuclear deaths. The numbers show how safe Nuclear power really is.
Could Argonne’s mini nuclear reactor solve the e-truck recharging dilemma?
Electric semitrucks could revolutionize the transportation industry. But not until a convenient source of electricity is found. Could mini nuclear reactors at rest stops solve this problem?
NuScale’s small nuclear reactor can produce 25% more power than expected. 11/10/2020
NuScale now says its reactors can generate 77 MW of electricity per module, compared to the current expectation of 60 MW.
Nuclear fuel recycling could offer plentiful energy
One of multiple methods to reduce nuclear waste that are under development. There is a video to WATCH : Argonne National Laboratory breaks down nuclear fuel recycling in just 4 minutes.
3 Advanced Reactor Systems to Watch by 2030
Nuclear is going to look a lot different in the near future. Here’s a sneak peek at new reactor designs that could be operational within the decade.