Evergreen Briefing Paper - Nuclear Power

to appear in Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Dr. Burton Richter

Published: March 2007

Keywords: Nuclear power, fuel cycle, reactor, power, electricity, uranium, proliferation, IAEA, Hydrogen Economy, Energy


Nuclear energy is already attractive on economic grounds in most regions. If carbon emission caps are broadly instituted it will be come even more attractive. Problems of safety and waste disposal can be dealt with through strict regulation and technical systems. Weapons proliferation concerns can only be dealt with through international agreements.

Disciplines: Environment, Governance

Publication: Evergreen--071-Nuclear_final.pdf