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Title: Power for peace, prosperity, and the environment

The remarkable prosperity and standard of living enjoyed in the US is in large part linked to the use of energy. While high-energy use brings many benefits, it also causes environmental degradation. In the last decade, the potentially devastating effects of degradation of greenhouse gases have received worldwide attention. The tradeoff between sustaining a healthy environment and sustaining a healthy economy is a major challenge of the 21st century. In this paper, the authors explore some of the issues and focus particularly on the option of enhancing nuclear energy as a way to help sustain economic prosperity while decreasing pollution of the atmosphere.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
754340
Report Number(s):
SAND99-2952C; 0000033875-000
0000033875-000; TRN: US0002677
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not given, No location, No date; Other Information: PBD: 13 Apr 2000
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; ENERGY DEMAND; GREENHOUSE GASES; NUCLEAR POWER; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT