THE NEW REPORT YOU NEED TO READ: BEAUTIFUL NUCLEAR

The 4th Generation

The 4th Generation

Amelia Tiemann

September 8, 2022

The solution to the world’s energy problem could be simple — even elegant. So much so that we could look back and wonder why it took us so long to finally realize it. According to the world’s foremost experts on advanced nuclear technology and policy, the choice is up to us.

The solution to the world’s energy problem could be simple — even elegant. So much so that we could look back and wonder why it took us so long to finally realize it. According to the world’s foremost experts on advanced nuclear technology and policy, the choice is up to us.

The new report Beautiful Nuclear: Driving Deep Decarbonization published this past June shows virtually every way that advanced nuclear technology can help meet all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. It’s possible that no report about the future of energy has been more life-affirming, moving, and technically substantial all at once. Focusing on a whole-system approach, the report lays out five main global priorities for the coming energy transition.

1. Expand clean electricity generation as quickly as possible

2. Repower coal plants with new heat sources

3. Develop “impossible burgers for climate”: Convert remaining liquid fuel use to drop-in carbon-neutral fuels

4. Replace fossil fuels for industry and heating

5. Significantly increase investment in electricity and clean e-fuels production to support global energy access

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