Nuclear 2.0: Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power (Paperback)

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Nuclear 2.0: Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power (Paperback)


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Everything you thought you knew about nuclear power is wrong. This is just as well, because nuclear energy is essential to avoid catastrophic global warming.

The latest energy statistics show that wind and solar power still contribute only about one per cent of global primary energy. So, while renewables will surely play an important part in our future energy strategy, expecting them to deliver all the world's power is dangerously delusional. Similarly, while energy saving has a key role to play in the developed world, there is no possibility of humanity as a whole using less energy while the developing world is extracting itself from poverty. And the fact is that the anti-nuclear movement of the 1970s and '80s has made the world more dependent on fossil fuels.

This book is a call for all those who want to see a low-carbon future to join forces and advocate a huge, Apollo-Program-scale investment in wind, solar and nuclear power.

Product Details ISBN: 9781906860233
ISBN-10: 1906860238
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Publication Date: January 30th, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English
“A passionate appeal to environmentalists to embrace all the tools available that can tackle climate change. This book deserves to be read.” —David MacKay FRS, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change