This Commons Library briefing paper summarises current progress on nuclear power, including conventional reactors, advanced designs, waste disposal, and nuclear research. This paper summarises current progress on nuclear power, including conventional reactors, advanced designs, waste disposal and nuclear research. This paper does not seek to provide a detailed analysis of the possible merits and limitations of nuclear as a power source. It also does not discuss other uses of nuclear materials such as nuclear weapons or medical uses of radioisotopes.
House of Commons 29th July 2020 read more »
Invest in nuclear to galvanise growth, says OECD-NEA. The sheer size of nuclear projects might be a barrier in some markets where private investors are looking for short‑term paybacks. However, during a period of economic recovery, large‑scale and long‑term energy infrastructure projects, such as nuclear power plants, can galvanise the social cohesion and economic spill‑overs required to re-launch general economic activity.
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