Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement
Second in a two-part series about the long-term storage of nuclear waste. Read Part 1Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant on California's central coast has more than 1,300 tons of nuclear waste sitting on its back porch, waiting for pickup.
First in a three-part series about the long-term storage of nuclear wasteAt least two dozen countries around the globe get energy from nuclear power, yet not one has been able to pull off a permanent disposal site.
The federal government pays oil companies about $6 billion a year to blend ethanol into your gasoline; it's been subsidizing ethanol for 33 years now. But any agreement in Washington to raise the debt ceiling will most likely include a plan to cut that subsidy off.
The Pacific Northwest is suffering from too much of a good thing — electricity. It was a snowy winter and a wet spring, and there's lots of water behind the dams on the Columbia River, creating an oversupply of hydropower.