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Future Prospects for Nuclear Energy

 Bob van der Zwaan
Description: The expected growth in global energy consumption will lead, in a BAU scenario, to steady increases of GHG emissions. Nuclear energy emits essentially no GHGs, even when considering the entire fuel cycle and power plant construction. Nuclear power is today the only non-carbon energy source that is deployed on a large scale and can still be significantly expanded. Nuclear energy cannot be the panacea to the problem of climate change, but may need to be part of the solution.
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Domain: Energy
Category: Fossil Fuel/Nuclear
The Prospects for Nuclear Energy
Electricity Policy Research Group Energy and Environment Seminar Series

Bob van der Zwaan ECN and Columbia University Faculty of Economics / Judge Business School University of Cambridge, 28 January 2008

Outline I. Introduction: nuclear power in Europe II. Climate change and air pollution III. Resource availability and energy security IV. Costs and economic comp ... See more

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