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|With advances in technology and construction, should generating electricity start employing nuclear energy again?
I don’t believe this will ever happen. That technology is declining gently into oblivion, a golden age which is long over.
Commissioning of new nuclear power plants peaked in 1984. The cost of building new plants is prohibitive. Electricity generated by nuclear has come down from a maximum of 18% in 1996 to barely 10% now. While the increase in electricity generation from renewables, solar, wind, geothermal based energy has constantly risen to around 38% now.
Nuclear simply can’t compete economically.
Tensions arising from the war in the Ukrainian and Russia’s attack on Zaporizhzhya’s Nuclear Plant last year exposed the dangers and risk to a world where attacks are likely as a form of warfare.
Nuclear power plants need to be constructed where the high requirements for water to cool can be met. Yet there are concerns about constructing near rivers and lakes as these sources are all ready in high demand for drinking, agriculture and other high priority uses.
So no I don’t imagine a world run on nuclear energy.