Why Nuclear Could be a Better Clean Energy Source to Meet World’s Energy Needs

| September 17, 2019

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The world’s energy demand is massive. Electricity demands continues to grow, but one billion people still live in the dark. There is a clean substitute that could meet this challenge, which is Nuclear energy. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), in an annual gathering of energy ministers from 26 countries and the European Commission last year, included nuclear energy as a clean energy source for the first time. It also launched an initiative to encourage others energy organizations to follow. As per CEM, nuclear can take forward economic growth and environmental stewardship. Other than CEM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in partnership with Idaho National Lab and the University of Wisconsin, have gone so far as to say nuclear energy is “essential” to expand energy access and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But why these organizations have come to see nuclear energy as “clean”? How Nuclear Energy is Clean? In the US, 19% of the electricity people use comes from 97 nuclear reactors, more than in any other country.

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