Nuclear- Why




updated 2019
– The world will need greatly increased energy supply in the next 20 years, especially cleanly-generated electricity.
– Electricity demand is increasing twice as fast as overall energy use and is likely to rise by more than two-thirds 2011 to 2035. In 2012, 42% of primary energy used was converted into electricity.
– Nuclear power provides about 11% of the world’s electricity, and 21% of electricity in OECD countries.
– Nuclear power is the most environmentally benign way of producing electricity on a large scale.

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are costly per unit of output and are intermittent but can be helpful at the margin in providing clean power.  Read more>>

– Primary energy and electricity outlook
– Nuclear Power in published scenarios
– Generation options
– Implications of Electric Vehicles
– Drivers for increased nuclear capacity
– In practice, is a rapid expansion of nuclear power capacity possible?

– Clean Air and Greenhouse Gases
– Use of Natural Resources



Protecting the Environment

Nuclear energy provides more than 56 percent of America’s carbon-free electricity.

DYK NUCLEAR clean electricity trans– Nuclear Energy and Global Warming

– Closing Nuclear Plants Hurts the Environment

– Is Nuclear Energy Clean Enough to Slow Climate Change?




Kyoto Protocol Fast Facts and Timeline
(CNN)Here’s a look at the Kyoto Protocol,an agreement reached in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, mandating that industrialized nations cut their greenhouse gas emissions.