Although renewable sources of power or energy are coming up and new sources are being invented, there’s no doubt that nuclear power will still be the most important energy source over the next few decades unless something close to it is discovered. At least this is what the IAEA reports. The International Atomic Energy Agency published this in it’s report titled “Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the period up to 2030“.
Both high case as well as low case projections have been done by the IAEA in the report considering different aspects of nuclear power production. The report states that the nuke power will expand in the near future. I think this is a very legitimate claim made by the IAEA. As of now, the third world or the developing countries only have a few nuke reactors. Hungry economies like China, India and South Korea are likely to expand the number of nuclear power plants in the near future.
According to the IAEA report, China has four reactors under construction. By the year 2020, there will be a five fold expansion of the Chinese nuclear power. In North America, the nuclear expansion won’t be that much. If you consider the U.S., it already has plenty of nuclear plants spread all around. The English (in Britain) might replace the nuclear plants with natural gas.
I think that IAEA has done an awesome job by monitoring the trend of the nuclear energy and projecting the expansion of the nuclear power. This projection of nuclear power is highly imperative since it’s a very important source of energy. In conclusion, we can say that the nuclear power is likely to expand further in the near future and will remain the most important energy source in the upcoming decade or so.
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