Researchers push nuclear energy

Truini, Joe
August 2003
Waste News;8/4/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p3
Trade Publication
Researchers at two prominent U.S. universities have concluded that nuclear energy cannot be overlooked as part of the world's future energy mix. Nuclear energy is an important option to meet future energy needs while reducing pollution, according to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fossil fuel-based electricity will account for 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, said John Deutch, MIT chemistry professor and former CIA director, who co-chaired the study. The study offers recommendations to increase energy output from nuclear facilities worldwide to 1 million megawatts by mid-century, up from the current capacity of 360,000 megawatts of electricity.


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