Alan Ohnsman

Forbes Staff|Transportation

Alan Ohnsman is a Forbes senior editor who covers cleantech and advanced transportation. He joined Forbes in 2016 and works in Los Angeles. He co-authors the Current Climate newsletter, writes about promising clean energy developments and has covered Tesla since 2006, when he was

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Desperate For Power, AI Companies Look To The Nuclear Option

Desperate For Power, AI Companies Look To The Nuclear Option

ByAlan OhnsmanForbes Staff

Developers of new small nuclear reactors and battery chemistries are honing plans to profit by targeting data centers, which need more energy to fuel the AI boom.

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