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*** [[Terrestrial Energy]] - a Canadian company developing a small modular reactor for use in remote locations
 
*** [[Terrestrial Energy]] - a Canadian company developing a small modular reactor for use in remote locations
 
*** [[Thorcon]] - a company planning to build Thorium-fuelled molten salt reactors in shipyards.
 
*** [[Thorcon]] - a company planning to build Thorium-fuelled molten salt reactors in shipyards.
** [[Fast breeder reactors]]
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** [[Fast breeder reactors]] - reactors that can create their own fuel and burn up radioactive waste
 
** [[Nuclear fusion]] - some articles about fusion
 
** [[Nuclear fusion]] - some articles about fusion
 
* [[Nuclear proliferation]] - does having nuclear energy make it easier or harder for states to build nuclear weapons?
 
* [[Nuclear proliferation]] - does having nuclear energy make it easier or harder for states to build nuclear weapons?

Revision as of 17:04, 1 December 2019

The subject of nuclear energy is one in which the difference between the opinions of the experts and those of the public differ most widely, and on which emotions are most strongly charged. Advocates assert that nuclear power will effortlessly solve the climate emergency and usher in an era of limitless cheap energy, and universal prosperity beyond our wildest dreams. Opponents claim that nuclear energy will turn the world into an eerily-glowing post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited only by horrific mutants[1].

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Between these extremes the experts — such as the IPCC working group 3 and the International Energy Agency, working painstakingly and thoroughly through the scientific evidence and models — find that nuclear energy is a necessary part of mitigation efforts with any hope of effectively tackling climate change, but is not on its own sufficient; we also need renewables, Carbon Capture and Storage, energy efficiency, conservation, and reduction, and every other significant resource we can muster to deal with the emergency we find ourselves in.


There are a number of articles about nuclear energy on this site, including:

Footnotes and References

  1. This may be an exaggeration of proponents' and opponents' positions. Or maybe not.