Last updated on: 12/15/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

World Nuclear Association Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The renewable energy sources for electricity constitute a diverse group, from wind, solar, tidal and wave energy to hydro, geothermal and biomass-based power generation. Apart from hydro power in the few places where it is very plentiful, none of these is suitable, intrinsically or economically, for large-scale power generation where continuous, reliable supply is needed…

Without nuclear power the world would have to rely almost entirely on fossil fuels, especially coal, to meet electricity demands for base-load electricity production.”

“World Energy Needs and Nuclear Power,” www.world-nuclear.org, Nov. 25, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The World Nuclear Association [WNA] is the global private-sector organization that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries. Specifically, the WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, plant manufacture, transport, and the safe disposition of spent fuel.

The WNA serves its Members by facilitating their interaction on technical, commercial and policy matters and by promoting wider public understanding of nuclear technology. This dual role can be stated as follows”

“Objectives,” www.world-nuclear.org (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)

Mission:

“The role of the World Nuclear Association is to support an expanding global industry dedicated to the beneficial use of nuclear power.”

“WNA Brochure,” www.world-nuclear.org (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)

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Quoted in:
  1. Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?
  2. Is Nuclear Power Cost-Effective?