The Juice
The Juice

The Half-Life of America’s Nuclear Plants

Nuclear energy is simultaneously making a comeback and fading out slowly.

May 6 2016 9:10 AMHow the Elon Musk Economy WorksHis companies are interdependent in ways the U.S. rarely witnesses. Is that dangerous or brilliant?
April 14 2016 1:52 PMCoal Is Officially a Zombie IndustryYet another major mining company filed for bankruptcy. How long can coal keep lurching?
April 1 2016 9:00 AMThe Auto Industry Gets ItThanks to cheap gas, Americans are losing interest in efficient, innovative vehicles. Carmakers know better.
March 18 2016 3:08 PMThe Most Important Light Bulb Deal in the WorldGE just sold 1.4 million LEDs to JPMorgan. That’s because efficient technology is finally becoming an affordable no-brainer.
Feb. 10 2016 1:40 PMThe Supreme Court Can’t Save CoalThe justices dealt a blow to Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Dirty energy sources are still doomed.
Jan. 29 2016 9:04 AMPut a Solar Panel on ItHow did a warehouse company become one of America’s leaders in renewable energy? 
Jan. 8 2016 5:51 AMWhy Cheap Gas Isn’t Bad News for Electric CarsBecause much bigger changes are driving the automobile industry.
Dec. 21 2015 1:27 PMThe Solar Industry’s Christmas MiracleSolar was facing an ugly end to 2015—until Paris, Wall Street, and Congress gave it a December worthy of George Bailey.
Dec. 9 2015 5:09 PMThe Paris Summit’s Massive ObstacleIn the short term, emerging markets like China and India need their emissions.
Nov. 13 2015 8:45 AMHow Solar Installations Could Be the Barn-Raisings of the 21st CenturyOne nonprofit is already making it happen—and helping working-class homeowners along the way.
Oct. 30 2015 3:38 PMMeet America’s First Offshore Wind FarmThere’s no better place than the ocean to generate emissions-free power. Why did it take us so long?
Oct. 12 2015 5:57 AMYes, Gas Is Cheap. You Should Still Buy a Hybrid.Americans have started buying less efficient cars again. Horrible move.
Sept. 24 2015 5:55 PMHow Do You Solve Solar Power’s Nighttime Problem?Batteries. Really big batteries.
Sept. 11 2015 1:42 PMTake My Solar Panel, Please!San Antonio just announced a brilliant new business model for renewable energy.
Aug. 28 2015 3:30 PMFuel IntentionsAmerican industry wastes insane amounts of gas by burning it off. It doesn’t have to.
April 22 2016 4:03 PM42 Percent of an Electric Car RevolutionI did the math, and that’s what I’m getting out of my plug-in Prius. Not bad.
April 11 2016 9:54 AMTesla’s Real Innovation Isn’t the Electric CarIt’s the company’s business practices—and they should make a lot of industries very, very nervous.
March 25 2016 12:19 PMThe Fracking LanesHow the American natural gas revolution will create new routes of international exchange.
Feb. 26 2016 11:36 AMThe Electric Car Revolution Is Finally StartingThey were once held back by their pricy, ineffective batteries. That era’s over.
Feb. 5 2016 4:47 PMFlicker Off, Flicker OnLED bulbs were once pricey and easy to ignore. They’re about to become the standard. And it will happen very, very quickly.
Jan. 22 2016 10:05 AMWhy Solar Energy Is Fleeing NevadaBecause states have the power to turn a very good deal into a very bad one.
Dec. 29 2015 3:07 PMSorry, Skiers. New England’s Warm Winter Is Great News.Homeowners in the Northeast are saving crazy amounts of money heating their homes.
Dec. 11 2015 12:45 PMOil Is Tanking, and That’s GreatThe financial press says the plummet is a sign of peril. Wrong.
Dec. 1 2015 7:46 PMBill Gates Isn’t a Climate SaviorHe wants to throw billions at the threat of global warming. That’s not the way to beat it.
Nov. 6 2015 1:40 PMObama Didn’t Kill Keystone XLInnovation did.
Oct. 15 2015 5:00 PMIs America Walking Away From Nuclear Power?It’s cheap, reliable, emissions-free—and struggling to keep up.
Oct. 2 2015 4:45 PMEven Appalachia Is Walking Away From CoalWhy the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Sept. 18 2015 3:30 PMThe Night They Drove the Price of Electricity DownWind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What? 
Sept. 8 2015 5:57 AMCoal Companies Are Hurting. But the Coal Industry Is Not Dying.Climate hawks must realize that bankruptcies aren’t the way to a lower-carbon future.
Aug. 21 2015 3:52 PMWind Energy Is Having a Railroad MomentHow do you get wind power captured in Oklahoma to consumers in Tennessee? By evoking the industrial revolution.