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A clean-energy case for going nuclear

  • from Shaastra :: vol 01 issue 01 :: Jan - Feb 2022

Nuclear power is under-represented on the energy matrix, even given the possibilities it holds out.

As the world faces the malefic effects of global warming, there is a race in many parts of the world to substitute fossil fuels with clean-energy sources such as solar and wind power. In this energy matrix, nuclear power offers another alternative. However, it faces a number of inhibiting factors, including cost, long gestation periods, safety (or, rather, exaggerated perceptions of inadequate safety), and its close association with nuclear proliferation, which spawns rather more legitimate concerns. For nuclear power to emerge as a strong alternative and acquire a critical mass of adherents, it has to overcome these issues. is a database and search engine for public data


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