This paper was originally reviewed and published in the Meta Research Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 3, September 15, by Meta Research, Inc, a scientific non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting promising but unpopular alternative ideas in astronomy.
Nuclear Power as a Promising Alternative Fuel for the Future The Nuclear Dilemma World Nuclear Association There are a plethora of reasons in which alternative fuels are becoming increasingly desirable as potential power source for everyday consumption in the future.
One such reason is that fossil fuels are non-renewable resources that will eventually be exhausted in regards to the feasibility of extracting these resources. It is not necessarily that non-renewable resources will be totally consumed, however the remaining reserves of these resources is increasingly hard to extract and the price of extraction will eventually exceed the costs associated with alternatives.
For example, oil will eventually reach a point in which the costs associated with extracting it from hard to get to reserves will be more expensive than alternative fuels, such as wind, solar, and nuclear.
Another issue that is definitely salient in regards to the future of power is the growing concerns regarding anthropomorphic caused climate change. Nuclear power is one technology that can help mitigate this phenomenon. Although there are many potential drawbacks to the usage of nuclear powerin light of environmental concerns, the risks associated with Nuclear are significantly smaller than continuing to emit greenhouse gases.
Environmental Background Global warming, which is also commonly referred to as climate change, is a physical phenomenon which is driven by the thickening of certain greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
By some accounts, this phenomenon is not only a threat to many different species that inhabit Earth, but also has the potential to have profound implications for the human population. It is unlikely that the human species will become extinct due to its adaptive capacity.
However, the world population rests in the neighborhood of seven billion people and climbing, and eventually the population will peak in regards to how many people the planet can support through sustainable regeneration Roberts.
Eventually the population size will cross a point in which the regenerative capacity of the planet will no longer support the needs of all the people on the planet; if this point has not been surmounted already.
It is already being predicted that literally billions of people are likely to suffer within this century as the climate becomes increasingly inhospitable for many ecosystems.
Virtually every attempt to confront potential environmental catastrophes have failed or been watered down primarily due to the lack of political support from industrialized nations.
Not only are countries continuing to expand their energy demands exponentially but little progress has been made to expand the production of alternative fuels. The latest scientific literature clearly states that climate change is at least partly due to human activities all though the extent of the contribution is somewhat debatable.
Rapidly growing concentrations of greenhouse gases since the pre-industrial era have led to a carbon dioxide concentration of roughly parts per million in the atmosphere CO2 Now. Furthermore, even by more conservative estimates, the International Panel on Climate Change IPCC , has stated that at parts per million there is roughly a fifty two percent chance that catastrophic climate change will not occur IPCC.
Even under the more conservative estimate, to keep the concentrations under the ppm CO2 level there must be rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made within the next five years. Nuclear Power It is necessary to put a nuclear solution in context of the environmental concerns because there are major issues inherent in the technology.
The ideal solution would undoubtedly be cost effective and renewable. However, nuclear power provides neither of these advantages Heiman and Solomon. Furthermore, there are a plethora of other issues associated with nuclear such as the secure waste disposal and nuclear weapon proliferation.
Therefore, the debate surrounding nuclear is not framed around whether or not nuclear is the "ideal" power source of the future. In fact, it is quite clear that it is not. However, the current debate surrounding nuclear power is framed in terms of whether in not this technology is the technology that is the most feasible amongst the possible options.
There has been no application for the construction of a nuclear power facility since primarily due to the fact that nuclear power has had some highly publicized failures.View this term paper on Nuclear Power Plants.
There are a plethora of reasons in which alternative fuels are becoming increasingly desirable as potential power. This paper was originally reviewed and published in the Meta Research Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 3, September 15, by Meta Research, Inc, a scientific non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting promising but unpopular alternative ideas in astronomy.
Nuclear Energy Institute. Road Map for the Deployment of Micro-Reactors for U.S. Department of Defense Domestic. Nuclear Power Nuclear Powers Carlethia Gordon SCI Dependence of Man on the Environment Instructor: Brain Maybruck 7/23/ Nuclear power is the use of nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity.(Wikipedia) There are about 6% of Nuclear power plants in the world that provide energy and about 14% that provide .
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Note that in the above table accumulated data has been used. For example, in the commercial sector for the low scenario the investment is the total capital cost over 12 years and the energy saved is the total energy saved over 12 years. The energy saved is in petajoules (PJ): 1 petajoule = 10^15 joules.
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