Why We Still Need Nuclear Power written by MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz potential nominee for the DOE in US
Why We Still Need Nuclear Power written by MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz potential nominee for the DOE in US (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/us-obama-cabinet-epa-energy-idUSBRE91J0ZE20130220): http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136544/ernest-moniz/why-we-still-need-nuclear-power
"In the years following the major accidents at Three Mile Island in
1979 and Chernobyl in 1986, nuclear power fell out of favor, and some
countries applied the brakes to their nuclear programs. In the last
decade, however, it began experiencing something of a renaissance.
Concerns about climate change and air pollution, as well as growing
demand for electricity, led many governments to reconsider their
aversion to nuclear power, which emits little carbon dioxide and had
built up an impressive safety and reliability record. Some countries
reversed their phaseouts of nuclear power, some extended the lifetimes
of existing reactors, and many developed plans for new ones. Today,
roughly 60 nuclear plants are under construction worldwide, which will
add about 60,000 megawatts of generating capacity -- equivalent to a
sixth of the world's current nuclear power capacity. " unfortunately the
full article is not freely available...
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