With no permanent waste repository in sight, the nuclear industry is storing spent fuel at reactor sites. The crisis at the nuclear plant in Japan, due in part to exposed spent fuel, is forcing U.S...
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that it considers the 104 U.S. nuclear plants to be secure, but the evidence from Japan's devastating reactor damage would be the basis for a new review...
A top U.S. nuclear regulator has now given a dire assessment of Japan's nuclear crisis, saying that radiation from uncovered spent fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi plant could force emergency workers to abandon their fight to prevent meltdowns there...
The full impact of the nuclear emergency in Japan will depend on how bad it gets
New ideas for making sodium sulfur batteries could make them the answer for taming the variability of wind and solar power
Can the U.S. grow a domestic electric car industry?
The art, luck and risks involved in turning a new process into a viable U.S. company
Companies are in the process of building a more competitive solar power industry, where the United States is a decided underdog. Can the government help?
Many firms seek financial help from China, which is pushing hard on green energy technology and offering bigger subsidies than the U.S. government
M.I.T. Panel Says a Charging Infrastructure May Be a Bigger Roadblock for Electric Vehicles Than Technology
The infrastructure challenges include installing tens of millions of charging stations, strengthening the grid to handle electricity demand by plug-ins, and changing utility regulations to promote nighttime recharging...
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory seeks solutions in areas of climate policy, renewable energy integration and electric vehicles
If the "nuclear renaissance" is not dead, it appeared in a coma for most of the country following the collapse of Constellation Energy's plan to build a third reactor in Maryland
The biggest roadblock for the commercialization of solar power in the United States is not the technology but the mundane back-end issues of permitting and installation
What are the possibilities and challenges of further extending the useful life of U.S. nuclear reactors?
The campaign to conserve electricity in the home needs to pay more attention to consumers and not just fix on the gee-whiz technology of smart meters
Texas has harnessed the wind to provide at times more than 20 percent of its electricity. How did the Lone Star State do it?
U.S. nuclear power plant owners are gaining regulatory approval to run aging reactors longer but, as the power plants age, the need for rigorous safety supervision steadily mounts
The growth of wind power may be curtailed by a growing coalition of naysayers, ranging from electric utilities to Senators
With more wind power, new nuclear plants, carbon capture and storage, and increased efficiency, electricity industry group says significant greenhouse gas reductions possible
In order to win the support of legislators from heavy emitting states, allowances under the new American Clean Energy and Security Act had to be given away free