Environmental campaigners are split on the role nuclear power can play in cleaning up the planet. New research suggests that closing nuclear plants increases carbon emissions.
April 2015 report from Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, "Decoding the Iran Nuclear Deal: Key Questions, Points of Divergence, Pros and Cons, Pending Legislation and Essential Facts."
2014 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network on U.S. residents’ attitudes toward energy, by Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University and David M. Konisky of Georgetown University.
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
2010 study by the Yale, George Washington Law School, and the University of Oklahoma on how values shape perceptions of expert agreement and truth.
Electricity-related data from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, "U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics."
2012 report from the Congressional Research Service on U.S. energy production and consumption, with breakdowns of production and consumption by sector.
2006 study published in
Environmental Health Perspectives on the response to and impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
2011 study published in
Environmental Health Perspectives investigating the continued level of thyroid cancer risk among Chernobyl victims two decades later.
2008 meta-study published in
Energy Policy that examines more than 100 studies of greenhouse-gas emissions from nuclear power plants.