Nuclear energy set torises fourfold by 2050 if renewable efforts flounder

October 2008
New Scientist;10/25/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 2679, p6
The article reports that nuclear power sets to rise four times as much electricity in 2050 if the expected output of renewables were not achieved. It notes that if renewables and carbon capture technology is successful, and the public is hostile to nuclear energy, nuclear power stations would rise its generating capacity to 580 gigawatts by 2050. It also mentions that fulfilling the projection could stretch reactor builders to the limit and it would be hard to build nuclear stations fast enough.


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