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The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security$
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Adam N. Stulberg and Matthew Fuhrmann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784177

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.001.0001

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Vaunted Hopes

Vaunted Hopes

Climate Change and the Unlikely Nuclear Renaissance

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(p.124) 5 Vaunted Hopes
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The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security
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Joshua William Busby

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.003.0006

This chapter analyzes the relationship between global climate change and nuclear power development. Nuclear power is a possible solution to the problem of climate change because it is one of the few relatively carbon-free energy sources. However, it is unlikely to play a major role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Lingering concerns about cost, safety, and security are likely to prevent the requisite expansion in nuclear power development. Accordingly, concerns about global warming will not singlehandedly drive a renaissance in nuclear power.

Keywords:   Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, wedge strategies, China, India, Germany, Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanism

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