Driving deeper decarbonization with nuclear energy

Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition was the focus of 2020’s IAEA Scientific Forum. Leading scientists and experts from around the world met to examine how nuclear power’s science-based solutions can play a pivotal role in paving the way for a sustainable future. The IAEA Bulletin then published a number of the papers presented that provided a closer look at the clean energy transition and how nuclear power fits in.

Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan presented their paper entitled “Driving deeper decarbonization wit nuclear energy.”    Given that we are still on a high emissions trajectory and are at serious risk of missing our decarbonization goals, the world needs to take a closer look at how nuclear can help de-risk the energy transitions.  Ingersoll and Gogan argue that the nuclear industry must utilize the same combination of commitment, creativity, technical and business innovation that helped renewables achieve deeper price cuts and broader adoption. They then go on to discuss a few of the pathways by which nuclear will be able to achieve this.

Read the paper “Driving deeper decarbonization wit nuclear energy” or other papers presented during the IAEA’s Scientific Forum in September 2020.