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The Role of Nuclear Power in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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).
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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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION