Low-Carbon Technologies: Nuclear Power

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Nuclear power is the energy output from nuclear fission. Nuclear power plants provide electricity with nominal greenhouse gas emissions and waste product, which is a preferred alternative to current carbon emissions-intensive electricity sources. The independent power supply is also cost-effective and a more stable source of energy than current fossil fuel sources. The significant decrease in carbon emissions that is projected from a transition to nuclear power has prompted international research on and development of various nuclear technologies. However, achieving public acceptance of nuclear energy technology has been a major obstacle to utilizing nuclear power as a widespread energy source. Research on the risks and dangers of nuclear power in proposed locations has become a necessary exercise before the technology is seriously considered for implementation.