Non nuclear energy systems will not be as sustainable.

Building viable and pure energy systems will be harder, unsafe and more expensive without nuclear.

This is one of the adventurous discoveries of the International Energy Agency‘s Nuclear Power and Secure Energy Transitions analysis which implies nuclear power could play a significant role in helping countries transition to cleaner energy sources.

The organisation stresses that nuclear is currently the second-biggest source of low emissions power after hydropower, with nuclear power stations in 32 countries.

Nearly 63 percent of today’s nuclear generating capacity comes from plants that are more than 30 years old, according to the authors of the report.

In past months, governments about the world said energy plans that added an expansion of nuclear power capacity.

The UK Government has already pledged to building one nuclear plant each year.

“In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol stated.

“However, a new era for nuclear power is by no means guaranteed. It will depend on governments putting in place robust policies to ensure safe and sustainable operation of nuclear plants for years to come – and to mobilise the necessary investments including in new technologies.”

Responding to the IEA’s report, Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General of the World Nuclear Association, stated: “The IEA’s report is clear; a low carbon, sustainable, affordable and secure energy future needs nuclear.”

Non nuclear energy systems will not be as sustainable.

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