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Nuclear Energy. Largest "clean" energy source in some countries.

Today is Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The usually commented sources of transition / renewable / clean / green / low-emission energy are💨 Wind, ☀️Solar,💧 🌊 Hydraulic, 🌋Geothermal and 🌳Biomass.

Nuclear ☢ power is also back on the speeches. And getting space in this list. In spite of the issue of radioactive residues disposal and management, which was a hot topic in the 70’s and 80’s (“Atomkraft? Nein, danke”).

Nuclear was on the agenda of the recent Davos 2024 and COP-28 Dubai meetings.

As an example, these were the remarks of the French 🇫🇷 president: “Le monde aura besoin de plus de nucléaire pendant la transition, ainsi que d’énergies renouvelables".

Regardless of recent problems France faced with low water levers in its rivers, forcing some nuclear power plants to be shut down.

Considering that some countries with smaller territories or without abundant natural resources to “go green” in another forms, nuclear might be indeed the way in these energy transition times.

But there are also big players advocating nuclear as well, such as oil companies and the 🇺🇸 United States (U.S.). In interesting manners.

Exxon Mobil released its global outlook, “Our view to 2050”, with the following reference: "Renewable energy continues to hold great promise, and we see wind and solar providing 11% of the world’s energy supply in 2050 ... Other lower-emission options, such as biofuels, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and nuclear, will also play important roles."

Or promoting that more than 90% of the time, nuclear energy operates all the time.

Click here for the information library of the World Nuclear Association.

And here for the resources page of the portal of the Nuclear Energy Institute, located in Washington, United States. On the main page you will eventually be able to read:

“Nuclear Energy. Largest clean energy source in the 🇺🇸 U.S. Available 24/7. Powering communities. Vital to our future.”

Last but not least, all this also means that the “craze” for critical minerals may not just be about lithium and the like, for use in batteries, but also about uranium.


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