Full Title: Climate Tech Book: Nuclear
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publisher(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publication Date: 5/2011
Length: 13 pages, PDF
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Nuclear power is one option in the portfolio of low-carbon electricity generation technologies, which also includes renewables (e.g., wind, solar, and biomass) and fossil fuels coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS). Nuclear power emits no GHGs from electric power generation, and its overall lifecycle GHG emissions profile is low and similar to that of solar power.9 In addition, nuclear power is already a widely deployed technology and can—like coal-fueled generation—provide reliable baseload electric power.