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Predicting the future by drawing a straight line extrapolating past results isn’t good enough when billions of transportation dollars - and our nation's energy future - are at stake. We may not know everything about...

I’ve long known that economic forecasting is as much art as science, and that forecasts should be viewed skeptically. A recent chart I compiled, however, really drove home this point.

Our latest report evaluates Maryland's progress toward achieving its energy efficiency goals.

The many safety, security, cost and reliability concerns with nuclear power suggest that the nation should move urgently toward development of a cleaner, balanced and reliable electricity system built on the efficient use of renewable...

It’s worth taking a step back to contemplate the real question at the heart of the nuclear power debate: are we willing to risk the possibility – however remote – that an event like the...

One in three Americans lives within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant. The American government has told its citizens in Japan to evacuate this distance from the stricken Fukushima reactors. This post presents a...

The unfolding nuclear emergency in Japan has raised questions amongst the staff of Public Interest Network organizations and in our own communities. We have prepared this factsheet to attempt to provide answers where information is...

The Safe Energy Advocate at U.S. PIRG, Johanna Neumann, made an appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" on Friday evening, and again on Monday evening.

In the aftermath of the earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan, Americans are asking, "Do we need nuclear power to keep the lights on?" The answer: No. We have vast safe energy resources that can...

Nuclear power is expensive and a bad investment.

Frontier Group has worked to point out the downsides of nuclear power for a decade.

The crisis in Japan is a sobering reminder that nuclear power is dangerous. It is not hard to imagine a nuclear crisis developing at any reactor under extreme circumstances.

The possibility of a Fukushima-like loss of coolant to spent fuel pools - and ensuing release of radiation - is quite real in the United States.

The Fukushima disaster is likely to cast a long public health shadow. The long-lasting impact of radiation from Fukushima is very relevant to the question of whether nuclear power plants represent an unwarranted and unnecessary...

Today (March 16), various foreign governments encouraged their nationals to consider relocation in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The data file available here lists U.S. nuclear power plants, how many people live within 50 miles, and earthquake hazard data compiled by MSNBC.com.

There is no known safe level of exposure to radiation.

It is uncanny how closely the script of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan mimics that of the BP oil spill last spring in the Gulf of Mexico.

The unfolding nuclear emergency in Japan has raised questions amongst the staff of Public Interest Network organizations and in our own communities. This post provides an overview of the situation, with limited links to relevant...

The unfolding events in Japan are a sobering reminder that nuclear power is a dangerous technology. Many U.S. reactors are located in areas where they could be vulnerable to harm in the event of an...

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