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):

Report Date:

2011-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

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 nations energy mix. Despite previous reluctance to use nuclear energy in the past, nuclear power can and should play a greater role in meeting Americas future energy demand. It can generate sufficient electricity safely while improving our energy security and protecting our environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE