This report takes look at nuclear power and its current use around the world and its potential as a key player in the current global climate crisis. Through the analysis of surveys, articles, and research papers, this essay explores how nuclear power plants compare to other low emission energies and how their use can lead to global reductions in carbon emissions. It examines the pros and cons of nuclear and its ultimate role in helping to reduce global carbon emissions.
Paper prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Kitchen
Seitz, Maria. "Analyzing Nuclear Power and its Present and Future Role as a Low Carbon Emissions Energy Source." Paper for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, University of Richmond, April 2019.