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:1/23/2017)... , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL), will serve as a healthcare industry expert at the 2017 ... panel discussion, moderated by Inside Indiana Business host Gerry Dick, will feature an ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , ... January 23, 2017 , ... "ProRandom is a set of camera tools that ... dynamic looks in Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... two layers of text with video footage. ProRandom works by using a virtual camera ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... the Mill”: a story of love and redemption, hope and uncertainty as a girl ... , “The Inn at the Mill” is the creation of published author, Lois Kulp, who ... living in Berks County on Crow Hill. The inn, the mill and "Post ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... Infallible Characteristics of Christ”: a fascinating and entrancing novel exploring the gifts and ... author, Rev. Dr. Robert W. Thomas, the third of seven siblings. He was a ... pastor for over fifteen years. He is a graduate of N.C. College of Theology ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... ... "Photo Cloud allows FCPX users to add favorited photos to any drop ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , To begin, select a ... include scenes with one, three, four or five focus points. There are five included ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... , Jan 23, 2017 NeuroVive ... NeuroVive has signed a preclinical collaboration agreement with the Children,s ... Marni J. Falk , M.D., a US key opinion leader ... ... CHOP will evaluate compounds from NeuroVive,s research program, NVP015, in ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... LONDON , Jan. 23, 2017 Just two weeks remain ... and intellectual property, gather in Central London to ... of its kind in the market, Parallel Trade 2017 . ... a preliminary list of attendees which is available to read in the ... ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... (Tumor, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Esoteric), By Type of Lab (Hospital, ... HIV/AIDS etc.), Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... US ... clinical lab testing, which has evolved as a major source ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: