Nice piece by Vox on nuclear energy. Nowadays we generally associate nuclear energy with bad things like disasters and mushroom clouds … but producing nuclear energy is also carbon neutral, and the production process can be made safer and more efficient. Doesn’t that make it part of our future energy strategy?
We have startups building cheaper, smaller reactors that don’t melt down and we have engineers making fuel that doesn’t produce much waste.
While the public image of nuclear energy is rooted in the past, the nuclear energy of today is a whole different ballgame.