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  • Ukraine Demonstrates the Problem With Nuclear Power

    Ukraine Demonstrates the Problem With Nuclear Power

    The technology we depend on needs to be resilient, reliable, and as safe as possible. Nuclear power fails those tests, as the war in this nuclear energy-dependent nation demonstrates.

  • To Build Climate Progress on Time Scales That Matter, Biden Should be Biden

    To Build Climate Progress on Time Scales That Matter, Biden Should be Biden

    The path forward requires negotiation, compromise, and open lines of communication with Republicans in Congress and elsewhere who have made climate change a focus.

  • Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

  • As a Leading Environmental Organization Closes, Its Leader is Upbeat

    As a Leading Environmental Organization Closes, Its Leader is Upbeat

    Lester Brown, the global environmental leader, turned 81 this year and is closing The Earth Policy Institute, the environmental research organization he founded in 2001. His new book “The Great Transition” asserts that the world is shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy.

  • Of Earthquakes and Nuclear Reactors

    Of Earthquakes and Nuclear Reactors

    As Japan’s nuclear meltdown catastrophe continues in the wake of the March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, Japanese power company executives and officials face an increasingly challenging situation. Tuesday morning, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) — the company operating the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant — dumped more than 11,000 gallons of radioactive seawater into…

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  • Ukraine Demonstrates the Problem With Nuclear Power

    Ukraine Demonstrates the Problem With Nuclear Power

    The technology we depend on needs to be resilient, reliable, and as safe as possible. Nuclear power fails those tests, as the war in this nuclear energy-dependent nation demonstrates.

  • To Build Climate Progress on Time Scales That Matter, Biden Should be Biden

    To Build Climate Progress on Time Scales That Matter, Biden Should be Biden

    The path forward requires negotiation, compromise, and open lines of communication with Republicans in Congress and elsewhere who have made climate change a focus.

  • Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

  • As a Leading Environmental Organization Closes, Its Leader is Upbeat

    As a Leading Environmental Organization Closes, Its Leader is Upbeat

    Lester Brown, the global environmental leader, turned 81 this year and is closing The Earth Policy Institute, the environmental research organization he founded in 2001. His new book “The Great Transition” asserts that the world is shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy.

  • Of Earthquakes and Nuclear Reactors

    Of Earthquakes and Nuclear Reactors

    As Japan’s nuclear meltdown catastrophe continues in the wake of the March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, Japanese power company executives and officials face an increasingly challenging situation. Tuesday morning, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) — the company operating the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant — dumped more than 11,000 gallons of radioactive seawater into…