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Building Energy Efficiency in China

Ruidong Jin and Fan Rui * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] I. Yesterday: Was Building Energy Efficiency Needed in China? This was the question asked by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) when we first entered China early in 1998. To our surprise, we found few people interested in energy efficient buildings. In

Oct 30, 2008

Licensing the Rebirth of Nuclear Power: A Primer

Tyson Smith * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction In 2007, the nuclear industry took the first steps toward a second generation of nuclear construction in the United States. Starting with a partial application in July 2007 for a new unit in Maryland, and followed by complete applications for multiple new units

Apr 11, 2008

Resolving the Spent Fuel Issue for New Nuclear Power Plants

Fred Bosselman * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In the United States, opponents of new nuclear power plants argue that no new plants should be built until we are prepared to bury the spent fuel from power plants in a permanent storage facility.[1] In my opinion, it is unnecessary to resolve this

Apr 11, 2008

The Externalities of Nuclear Power:First, Assume We Have a Can Opener . . .

Karl S. Coplan * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction The nuclear power industry has latched on to global warming as an argument for its renaissance. Although even industry proponents acknowledge that the problem of disposing of spent nuclear fuel remains unsolved, the industry routinely assumes this problem will be solved in

Apr 11, 2008