Asia Goes Nuclear

High oil prices are driving a worlwide nuclear energy renaissance, and according to 2point6billion, over a third of the new capacity over the next ten years will be built in Asia. Here’s their rundown of Asia’s nuclear energy landscape. Given the proliferation and environmental risks, I can’t help but wonder what the trend toward nuclear as an “alternate energy source” is going to look like twenty, or even fifty years from now. Also, I know that global warming is caused by carbon-based fuel emissions, but adding the kind of heat generated by that many nuclear reactors can’t help cool things […]

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