Making nuclear power usable again
- Train Wreck Coming? Get off the Train! Ukeiley, Robert // Solar Today;Jun2011, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p14
The article presents author's comments on the so called "train wreck" which is referred to the updated environmental regulations concerning public health and welfare, by several industrial sectors including fossil fuel and nuclear utilities, and equipment vendors and consultants who service them.
- The challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution through energy sources: evidence from a panel of developed countries. Akhmat, Ghulam; Zaman, Khalid; Shukui, Tan; Sajjad, Faiza; Khan, Muhammad // Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Jun2014, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p7425
The objective of the study is to investigate the long-run relationship between climatic factors (i.e., greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural methane emissions, and industrial nitrous oxide emission), air pollution (i.e., carbon dioxide emissions), and energy sources (i.e., nuclear energy; oil,...
- Pedal Power Revisited. Reynolds, John // Solar Today;Mar2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p52
The article focuses on the use of stationary exercise bicycle to generate electricity. The increasing consciousness of the Americans of the threats of nuclear electricity generation and fossil fuels, opportunities for the alternate resources arise. It cites activities and programs that...
- Kicking the Oil Addiction: Facts and Fiction. Andelman, David; Deutscher, Guy // World Policy Journal;Jun2015, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p53
The article discusses facts on the dependence of oil among nations dealing with the demand for fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewable energy sources in the global market. Topics include electricity storage and transmission, role of International Energy Agency (IEA), oil crisis in the Middle...
- A Carbon Footprint of an Office Building. Airaksinen, Miimu; Matilainen, Pellervo // Energies (19961073);Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p1197
Current office buildings are becoming more and more energy efficient. In particular the importance of heating is decreasing, but the share of electricity use is increasing. When the CO2 equivalent emissions are considered, the CO2 emissions from embodied energy make up an important share of the...
- IT'S SCARY. IT'S EXPENSIVE. IT COULD SAVE THE EARTH. Pettit, Charles // National Geographic;Apr2006, Vol. 209 Issue 4, p54
This article focuses on the possibility of returning to nuclear power as a source of energy for its environment-friendly operation. The U.S. nuclear industry imploded after the 1979 partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island reactors in Pennsylvania, followed by Chernobyl in 1986. Today, with...
- Industrial world is unlikely to meet promised carbon cuts. Masood, Ehsan // Nature;7/11/1996, Vol. 382 Issue 6587, p103
Reports that commitments by most industrialized countries to reduce emissions from fossil fuels to 1990 levels by the end of the decade are unlike to be met according to the World Energy Council. Increase of global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.
- An idea that won't end up all wet. Winston, Paul D. // Business Insurance;09/18/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 38, p49
States that residents of European lowlands and coastal cities have been doing the most protesting against the high cost of gasoline taxes due to environmental reasons. Impact on coastal cities by rising sea levels which can be triggered by burning fossil fuels; Scientists' discovery that the...
- Potential Scale-Related Problems in Estimating the Costs of CO2 Mitigation Policies. Green, Christopher // Climatic Change;Feb2000, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p331
Addresses the scale-related problem relating to the difficulty in substituting away from fossil fuels as part of a policy designed to mitigate climate change. Scale concept in economics; Overview on energy economy models; Land intensity problem; Model of technology adoption.