Any realistic plan for decarbonising the planet must include building 100 to 200 new nuclear reactors worldwide each year for the next few decades, experts have said in an article published in The Huffington Post. The article, by Joshua Goldstein, a professor of international relations, and Staffan Qvist, a clean energy engineer, said nuclear power is free of carbon pollution; is highly concentrated, which minimises environmental impact from mining and waste; and operates 24/7 without needing batteries. Most importantly, it can scale up rapidly. “Based on our analysis of many countries’ experiences, what might take a century to do with renewables alone could be done in 20 years with nuclear power,” the article said.
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