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?The Future and Nuclear Energy Efficiency

Posted by on Dec 31st, 2008
2008
Dec 31

Energy efficiency alone will only go so far. When fossil fuels are gone they are gone and we have to find alternatives. One such alternative that has been in the works for quite a while is nuclear energy.

Nuclear energy efficiency is very good. It has been proven to be very efficient in reducing pollutants in the atmosphere, even in production.

Clean Energy

Nuclear energy is a clean energy because it produces no carbon emissions. With fossil fuel energy producing about 40% of the pollutants in the environment nuclear energy is a great alternative.

The reason why nuclear energy is not more widely used even though it is very energy efficient is due to some concerning issues. Nuclear energy is rather expensive to produce and therefore more expensive then energy we currently use. The public just is not willing to pay for cleaner energy right now.

There is also a public concern about the safety of nuclear energy. Despite the proven ability to produce it safely people are ready to let go of the stereotypes associated with nuclear energy. There is still fear that it will be a risk for people and the environment should something go wrong at the nuclear plant.

Nuclear energy efficiency is one perk of this energy source. However, it will take time for the public to come around to seeing nuclear energy as a viable alternative to fossil fuel energy.

The Future Outlook

So far nuclear energy has been pretty consistent in growth and use. It has basically remained steady without any great decrease or increase. For the future of nuclear energy to grow immensely there has to be something done to address the issues of cost and safety.

The public needs to be given more proof that nuclear energy is safe. Plus there has to be a way to reduce the operating costs to make it more affordable. Until these things can happen, nuclear energy is likely to remain just steady without seeing any widespread switch to nuclear energy by the masses.

With energy efficiency becoming an important factor in daily life nuclear energy has a chance. It is possible that nuclear energy efficiency will make this alternative something that will become more appealing. Government involvement and help to the industry may end up enabling nuclear energy to become more widespread. One day nuclear energy could take the place of fossil fuel energy and help make energy efficiency much easy to come by on a large scale.

Right now we are simply conserving what fossil fuel energy we have left. Eventually it will be gone and then we will be forced to find alternatives. With nuclear energy already being in operation and a viable option, it seems natural that it may end up being the energy source of the future.

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