2 January 2017

The incredible shrinking nuclear offset to climate change

Sharon Squassoni

Sharon Squassoni, a member of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board, has directed the Proliferation Prevention Program at the...

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Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have nuclear energy advocates greatly overstated their case? The likelihood that nuclear power will play a significant role in mitigating climate change is very low, absent a game-changing innovation that allows cheaper, safer nuclear power plants to come on-line much more quickly.