Climate change and nuclear power 2009
This report summarizes the potential role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and its contribution to other development and environment challenges, as well as its current status, including the issues of cost, safety, waste management and nonproliferation.
Nuclear power plants produce virtually no GHG emissions during their operation and only very low amounts of emissions on a life cycle basis. Nuclear energy could, therefore, be an important part of future strategies to reduce GHG emissions. Nuclear power is already an important contributor to the world
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