Nuclear energy: moving ahead
Electricity is assuming a larger role despite conservation efforts because it can be generated from a variety of fuels, it is essential for many industrial processes, and it is easier to control the environmental impacts from centralized power plants. The growth in electricity use over the next 10 years is expected to match that of productivity and the gross national product. After examining available energy sources and concluding that nuclear energy is necessary for an adequate and reliable supply, this booklet goes on to examine the risks, accidents and accident control, safety research, nuclear waste management, and the economics of nuclear energy. It concludes that nuclear energy is needed for both the transition period as fossil fuels are used up and in the long term when demand may increase as much as 50%. 24 references, 5 figures, 1 table.
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- US Committee for Energy Awareness,Washington, DC
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- United States
- 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ECONOMIC GROWTH; NUCLEAR POWER; ELECTRIC POWER; POWER DEMAND; ECONOMICS; RISK ASSESSMENT; RELIABILITY; POWER 210000* -- Nuclear Power Plants; 220000 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy
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