One of the most read articles on this blog is ” 10 reasons to support nuclear power “, which I wrote in 2009 when the situation was very different. A lot happened since then that has made me reconsider my stance on nuclear, so here is a counter-point.
For the fourth and last part of my nuclear series and after reviewing 10 reasons to support nuclear, the past and present of this energy source and a review of the main fission future solutions we are finishing with fusion. Contrary to future fission solutions, fusion won’t happen before mid-century as it is the exact… Continue reading An overview of future fusion nuclear technologies
Warning: This is an old post from 2009, before the catastrophe of Fukushima, Japan and before the sharp decrease of prices for both solar and wind. I have since then changed my position on nuclear, cf Five reasons to oppose nuclear. Some points below however, remain valid.
By reading Clean Technica I came across a news that might change the way many people consider nuclear energy. Indeed, one of the main issues of nuclear today is the waste produced by fission. But to researches carried out in the University of Texas at Austin a process called Compact Fusion Neutron Source (CFNS), combines… Continue reading The end of nuclear waste ?
Even if energy efficiency is today’s best solution to all our climate change and energy scarcity problems (see why), I was thinking that I never wrote here about fusion, the future of nuclear energy. Due to be environmentally friendly and even safer than current nuclear with fission, fusion will provides us tremendous amounts of energy… Continue reading Could fusion be a solution to our problems ?