FAQ

How does nuclear energy contribute to sustainable development?

Answer

Nuclear energy is now a safe, economical and reliable means of producing electricity and other applications. Nuclear power has a unique potential as a large-scale sustainable energy source. The development of civil nuclear power programmes will enable developing countries to improve the quality of life of their citizens and lead them to more economic and political independence.

Background

Nuclear energy is now a safe, economical and reliable means of producing electricity and other applications. Nuclear power has a unique potential as a large-scale sustainable energy source. Renewables should play an important role but are not sufficient alone to provide continuous, reliable supplies of electricity on a large scale but should be developed further and associated (not competing) with nuclear energy for clean energy production.
Social and economic development is not possible without energy. The development of civil nuclear power programmes will enable developing countries to improve the quality of life of their citizens and lead them to more economic and political independence. Current uranium resources are widely distributed around the world. There are international projects of fuel banks to insure complete independency for fuel supply which would also prevent proliferation and enrichment facilities development. Nuclear designs either of the existing generation or the future ones called generation IV and safe operating technologies are continually optimising current nuclear fuel consumption and recycling. New reactor designs will even produce more fissile material available in the world enough to meet humanity’s need for centuries.
Nuclear technology is proven, safe, has a low impact on the environment and is economically viable.
 
 
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