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Title: Sustainability Development Platform for Nuclear-Renewable Energy Integration: Environmental Impacts, Economics, and Socio-Political Implications

Global energy needs are primarily being met with fossil fuel plants in both developed and developing nations. With the increase in emissions, it is necessary to promote and develop alternative energy technologies to meet the needs in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Furthermore, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Integration (NREI) may offer an effective and environmentally responsible energy solution that enhances energy use and productivity while reducing emissions. Our study of the NREI system provides background on sustainability and its drivers, outlines methods of developing a strong sustainability platform, and assesses sustainability based on the fundamental pillars of economy, environment, and society—all of which aim to promote future sustainable development.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-15-34963
Journal ID: ISSN 1054-853X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Energy, Environment, Economics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1054-853X
Publisher:
Nova Science Publishers
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; nuclear energy; renewable energy; sustainability; energy integration; co-generation
OSTI Identifier:
1357238