Navigation Links
Trade-offs reveal no clear favorites in alternative energy market
Date:9/11/2007

CHICAGO, Ill. The nuclear power industry is riding the green wave back into public favor with its promise of a low-carbon solution to our growing energy needs. But even as the industry struggles to dictate what role nuclear can realistically play, it is bound by a global energy landscapefrom solar to carbon sequestrationthat is still predominantly shaped by the marketplace.

Veteran New York Times energy reporter Matthew Wald takes a pragmatic look at the trade-offs associated with investment in a number of alternative energy sources in Getting Power to the People, a special in-depth feature appearing in the September/October 2007 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Wald considers variables such as the cost of fuel inputs, capacity factor, and the price of carbon capture technology, and discusses how they affect energy prices for consumers. There is a future on the grid for almost everything: coal, natural gas, nuclear power, gasified biomass, and probably wind and solar as well, Wald concludes. What remains is to determine the proportions.

Additional materials include selected graphs that illustrate baseline energy concepts and a summation chart that offers energy source comparison at a glance.

Also in this issue of the Bulletin: Want the truth about the hidden world of hazardous waste disposal and the arms trade" Its all about knowing how something gets from point A to point B. Sergio Finardi, a logistics expert who independently tracks the international freight transport system, talks to the Bulletin about subterfuge and foul play rampant in the transport business, and about how he knew that the United States had decided to invade Iraq a year before it happened.

Elsewhere in the Bulletin:

  • Jeanne Guillemin warns that if history is any guide, states will again call on scientists to develop biological weapons;
  • Harold A. Feiveson scrutinizes the environmental consequences of the Bush administrations Global Nuclear Energy Partnership;
  • Jennifer Ouellette explores how scientists can improve their notoriously poor ability to communicate risk;
  • Researchers with the Global Transnational Terrorism Project map the social ties that bind terrorist networks.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jonas Siegel
jonas@thebulletin.org
773-834-1846
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. CDC reveals relationship between prepregnant weight and heart defects in infants
2. Dental exam reveals stroke risk
3. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
4. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
5. Breast cancer ignorance revealed
6. Dog DNA reveals mans link with best friend
7. Dog DNA reveals mans link with best friend
8. PET Scans Found To Reveal Hidden Cancers
9. Eye testing can reveal the condition of your heart
10. Study reveals that it is easy for people to learn from watching others learn
11. Scientists reveal the secrets of sarcasm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever ... Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation ... as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of ... was recognized for its support of Premier members through ... clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... this recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: