Outside a few parts of the United States, nuclear plants are threatened with closure for underlying cultural, ideological, and political reasons — not technological or economic ones.
The Seven Secrets of Cheap Nuclear. IAEA Bulletin, November 17, 2017. The article summarizes the consensus among economists and energy experts about what it takes to make nuclear energy competitive. Article draws on construction and operation cost data from countries around the world over a period of more than 40 years.
Why its Big Bet on Westinghouse Nuclear is Bankrupting Toshiba. February 13, 2017. Describes failure to build nuclear plants on-time and on-budget in the United States.
Nuclear Industry Must Change — Or Die. February 17, 2017. Argues that the problems facing the nuclear industry are not fundamentally technological in nature.
Atomic Humanism as Radical Innovation. June 12, 2017. Describes origins of anti-nuclear movement and the nuclear industry's failure to understand and cope with the attacks.
The Future of Nuclear. March 23, 2017. Argues that saving nuclear power requires building a pro-nuclear movement.
Britain Has a Chance to Rethink Its Nuclear Energy Policy. Financial Times. March 30, 2017. Argues that the bankruptcy of Westinghouse offers Britain the opportunity to consolidate and standardize its nuclear industry in order to save it.