Nuclear Power and its Role re Climate Change

The generation of electricity by nuclear power is safe, as objective analysis has shown. It is also cheap and the fuel is plentiful. Nuclear power ticks all the boxes required for it to be a major source of energy in a post-carbon-emitting world. Moreover, as of the last three years or so, energy experts have raised serious concerns regarding whether solar-plus-wind can supply, economically and with sufficient speed, the bulk of the power needed to manage the transition to a non-carbon-emitting world. Nuclear power, on the other hand, can play that role.

These matters are discussed in an article, Nuclear Power: An Urgent Need (3000 words), published (about 1 Nov 2014) in Australian Humanist, No. 116 (Summer 2014), pp. 18–21. That article makes reference to a considerably longer article, Nuclear Power: Why We Must Say ‘Yes’. The ‘longer’ article goes somewhat more deeply into the evidence, in particular by giving appropriate references.

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Nuclear Power: An Urgent Need

Nuclear Power: Why We Must Say ‘Yes’

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