Nuclear Energy Now: Why the Time Has Come for the World's Most Misunderstood Energy Source (Google eBook)
A timely and thought-provoking solution to the world's energyshortfall
The dramatic increases in oil and natural gas prices, the finitesupply of fossil fuels, and concerns over emissions and globalwarming are forcing us to consider alternatives. In this measuredand knowledgeable book, energy experts Alan Herbst and GeorgeHopley argue that the time has come for the U.S. to revitalize itsnuclear generation assets in order to successfully meet growingdomestic electricity requirements and lessen our dependence onforeign sources of energy. Nuclear Energy Now provides an informedlook at the benefits and drawbacks associated with thiscontroversial alternative to traditional energy sources.
It opens with a brief overview of commercial nuclear developmentin the U.S. during the past half-century and moves on to discusswhat the future may hold if new initiatives-supported by the EnergyPolicy Act of 2005-gain traction. Along the way, readers will findinformed insights into why the need for nuclear power has become socritical and how we can safely add capacity in the coming years.Exploring all of the issues related to developing America's nuclearenergy capabilities safely and cost-effectively, Nuclear Energy Nowis a must-read for anyone concerned about our oil dependency, theenvironment, and future of the nation.
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Review: Nuclear Energy Now: Why the Time Has Come for the World's Most Misunderstood Energy SourceUser Review - Kat Czar - Goodreads
Okay - I know what you are thinking - I am not only supporting my old friend from Connecticut, George, who wrote this book - but it is a good view of the pros and cons of going Nuclear Read full review
Chapter 1 From Warheads to Washing Machines PostWorld War II Nuclear Development
Chapter 2 The Nuclear Paradigm Shift
Chapter 3 A Call to Action
Chapter 4 Nuclear Powers Growing Global Footprint
Chapter 5 No Need to Wear a Lead Suit Nuclear Safety Works
Chapter 6 Nuclear Power LowCost Portal to U S Energy Security
Appendix A US Reactors
Appendix B US Reactor Shutdown List
Appendix C Global Reactor Closings