Accession Number : ADA553095


Title :   Nuclear Energy: It is Time to Revitalize the Peaceful Atom


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Mason, Eric L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553095.pdf


Report Date : 16 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : Fossil fuels currently provide more than 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States, nearly two-thirds of our electricity, and virtually all of our transportation fuels. The United States' reliance on fossil fuels will undoubtedly increase as we seek to expand our economy, but dwindling fossil-fuel supplies and climate change concerns are forcing the nation to consider alternate energy sources. Renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydro power must play a more important and increasing role in our nation's energy mix. Despite previous reluctance to use nuclear energy in the past, nuclear power can and should play a greater role in meeting America's future energy demand. It can generate sufficient electricity safely while improving our energy security and protecting our environment.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , *NUCLEAR ENERGY , *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS , *POLICIES , *RENEWABLE ENERGY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CARBON DIOXIDE , CLIMATE CHANGE , COSTS , EMISSION CONTROL , FOSSIL FUELS , FRANCE , FUEL CONSUMPTION , LEGISLATION , PUBLIC OPINION , RADIOACTIVE WASTES , WASTE DISPOSAL


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE