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Nuclear power is disqualified from the race of the climatic fight – IPCC climate change report

Greenpeace France (accessed) 14th Oct 2018, Does the IPCC consider nuclear as a solution for climate? The IPCC points out that “the transition from the energy system that would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 ° C is underway in many sectors and regions of
the world.

The technical, social, economic and political feasibility of solar energy, wind energy and electricity storage technologies has improved considerably in recent years, while nuclear energy and Carbon dioxide (CCS)
storage in the electricity sector did not show the same improvements.”

The current timeframe between the date of decision and the commissioning of nuclear power plants is between 10 and 19 years, and current deployment capacity is slowed by public concern about the risk of accidents and problems with nuclear waste. In addition, the IPCC notes, that “the costs of nuclear energy have increased over time in some developed nations, mainly because of the prevailing conditions, where increased investment risks in high-capital-intensive technologies have become important.”

The theoretical benefits that nuclear energy could bring in the fight against climate change are therefore far too weak, too slow, too expensive and too risky. While the IPCC report requires us to quickly reduce emissions, it is
not possible to choose the slowest and most expensive electric generation technology to deploy, as well as the dirtiest and riskiest. Nuclear power is disqualified from the race of the climatic fight.


October 15, 2018 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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