While nuclear may be leaving parts of Europe (at a cost) globally it seems to be staying with us for the long-term as a tolerated, but not particularly popular, ally in the fight against climate change. The lesser of two evils. Nevertheless, it is paramount for us to really only use nuclear to a level which is inevitable. Nuclear power is a solution and a good solution in the struggle against global warming, but it should always be seen as a temporary force due to the considerable safety risks that it carries. In the meantime we must find sustainable solutions for the waste it generates — because that is surely staying with us for the long-run. Nuclear power will be needed to fulfil the needs of ever-growing global energy consumption without exacerbating climate change.
Cambridge Econometrics 18th June 2019 read more »
As demand for energy rises in the developing world, nuclear power could provide one partial solution to the global climate crisis. Large countries such as Russia and China are both investing in nuclear power and positioning themselves to export technology and expertise. But whether developing countries should incorporate nuclear energy depends on a range of factors such as local energy demand and the availability of other energy sources. They should also consider how competitive nuclear energy would be. Most important, countries that go nuclear should have sufficient technological, industrial, and political stability.
Bulletin of Nuclear Scientists 20th June 2019 read more »