Should nuclear energy be part of a carbon-free future?

Our largest source of clean energy is under threat. Saving it could be crucial for our fight against climate change.

Solar panels situated in front of the cooling towers of the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station in Herald, California. | PHOTO: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

n December 1953, as the nation settled into the comforts and prosperity of postwar life, President Dwight Eisenhower laid out a vision for a future in which nuclear technology would fuel economic activity rather than war. Less than a decade after…