Despite marked economic progress in recent years, a quarter of a billion Indians still have no electricity.
The formidable task of decarbonizing globally while maintaining energy generation levels will require sound forward-thinking policies and creative solutions.
This past summer heatwaves wreaked havoc across much of northern Europe. Temperatures soared to around 30℃ in the Arctic Circle. Norway experienced a record 33.5℃ one day in mid-July. Finland recorded its hottest July ever. Swathes of greenery shriveled, while rivers
Nuclear energy in the form of small reactors could help transform life in remote and inhospitable regions.
Bill Gates's TerraPower is making its next big move on nuclear energy.
By September next year, Finland’s largest nuclear reactor, Olkiluoto 3, should be up and running. Just about time too. The reactor, constructed by a consortium led by state-owned French nuclear group Areva, was supposed to have begun operating in 2009,