The world needs nuclear power to reduce the emissions causing climate change, but that depends partly on finding a place to store decades’ worth of accumulated waste
David TalbotFollow @twitterapi
I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
David Talbot's Stories
The business case for a smarter grid needs to be widely accepted--and larger-scale investments must be made.
Limited goals for carbon-dioxide capture from coal might mean faster overall progress on climate change.
Combating climate change requires dealing with coal emissions--and misinformation, an MIT figure says.
A new report says that wind power can't grow without extensive new transmission investments.