EPA Science Inventory

The Role of Nuclear Power in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Citation:

Baratta, A. The Role of Nuclear Power in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Chapter 4, Global Climate Change--The Technology Challenge. Springer, New York, NY, ISBN:9048131529:pg.129-156, (2011).

Description:

For Frank Princiotta’s book, Global Climate Change—The Technology Challenge As this chapter will point out, nuclear energy is a low greenhouse gas emitter and is capable of providing large amounts of power using proven technology. In the immediate future, it can contribute to greenhouse gas reduction but only on a modest scale, replacing a portion of the electricity produced by coal fired power plants. While it has the potential to do more, there are significant resource issues that must be addressed if nuclear power is to play a larger role in replacing coal or natural gas as a source of electricity.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 07/01/2011
Completion Date: 07/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 02/16/2012
Record Created: 07/07/2010
Record Released: 07/07/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 225968

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION