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Considerations for Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Author:

Rydin, Roger A.

Category:

Essays

Sub-Category:

Geophysics

Language:

English

Date Published:

April 26, 2013

Downloads:

355

Keywords:

N/A

Abstract:

The renaissance of Nuclear Power in the USA has been slowed by: the accident at Fukushima Daiichi; by new discoveries of Natural Gas; and by considerations of Climate Change. We first examine the history of Nuclear Accidents and how “lessons learned” from them have translated into better designs. We then consider evidence for and against the “consensus” on Climate Change. We conclude with an analysis of the actual German experience using Wind Energy, and what its use means to the stability of our electrical supply system.

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