November 18, 2009
The Future of Nuclear Power: Shellenberger on KQED Forum
Breakthrough Institute President Michael Shellenberger debated the future of nuclear power today on KQED Radio's Forum, joining host Dave Iverson and the Sierra Club's David Hamilton to discuss the impacts and implications of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan.
The Breakthrough Institute welcomes listeners of KQED and other readers interested in exploring the relative risks and benefits of nuclear power and the future of this low-carbon energy source.
Listen to the debate here:
Alternately, you can download the mp3 directly by clicking here.
Here are a number of our recent reports on the subject, covering the crisis on the ground in Fukushima, the political fallout across the globe, and the implications for efforts to combat global climate change:
- Situation Report: Fukushima - Tracking the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan
- Fukushima in Context
- Breakthrough's Jesse Jenkins on NPR: Nuclear as Usual
- Nuclear as Usual: Why Fukushima Will Change Less Than You Think - The Atlantic article by Ted Nordhaus, Michael Shellenberger, and Jesse Jenkins
- Doing the Math: Comparing Germany's Solar Industry to Japan's Fukushima Reactors
- Europe's Nuclear Backlash?
- ANALYSIS: Decline in US Nuclear Power Would Increase Carbon Emissions
- ANALYSIS: Nuclear Moratorium in Germany Could Cause Spike in CO2 Emissions