Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“According to the medium and long term energy development plan, up to 2020 coal based thermal power will be still dominant, but the share of nuclear and hydropower will be enlarged, and at the same time advanced renewable energy technologies such as wind power and solar PV, and energy effi cient technologies on the demand side, will undergo fast development. After 2020, the share of nuclear and renewable energy will be continuously increased, offsetting the decline of coal power. In the longer term, nuclear power is expected to play a proportional role with coal and other sources (mainly renewable energy) by 2050. The role of natural gas will be minor, because of limited resources and the high cost of the fuel.”

“Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2008,” www.iaea.org, Dec. 2008

Description:

“The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s ‘Atoms for Peace’ organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.”

“About IAEA,” www.iaea.org (accessed Dec. 5, 2008)

Mission:

“The International Atomic Energy Agency…assists its Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to developing Member States.”

“Mission Statement,” www.iaea.org (accessed Dec. 5, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Cost-Effective?