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Nuclear Power – A Distraction from Climate Action

Why nuclear power is not the answer to climate change

Dokument - 27 januari, 2015
The nuclear industry, and some politicians, claim that nuclear power, as a low carbon source, needs to be part of the energy mix and solution. Greenpeace contends that nuclear energy would cost too much to deliver too little and too late, while adding to the risk to global security.
Greenpeace points to nuclear power’s high investments, regular cost overruns, long construction periods, huge subsidies, operational risks, radioactive waste production and security issues involving proliferation and terrorism. In contrast, the Greenpeace report "Energy Revolution - A Sustainable World Energy Outlook" (2012)2 maps out a global roadmap to 2050, which shows that it is both technically and economically possible to phase out both nuclear power and coal in the electricity system by 2050, while cutting energy sector’s emissions by 85% below 1990 levels.

Nuclear Power – A Distraction from Climate Action

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