The Nuclear Power Comeback

This documentary takes a look at the pros and cons of using traditional nuclear energy. It takes us to different nuclear plants located around the world. Some are far safer in their security regimes than the Monty Burns’s plant at Springfield. Others, like the derelict facility at Chernobyl, provide a stark picture of the dangers of the technology when something serious fails – as it went awfully close to doing at a station in Sweden some years ago.

Only about 16 per cent of global energy needs come from nuclear fuel generation at present.

Even if more traditional facilities are constructed in record time, it’s unlikely more than 20 per cent of all needed power will ever be delivered from taditional nuclear sources.

As one of the biggest users of coal energy in the world, Australia is among the highest per capita and per person emitters of carbon on the planet.

Meet a guy who calls himself a pro-nuclear Green.

As the documentary concludes, it raises the possibility that the almost moribund nuclear fuel industry has seized on the endgame scenario of fossil fuels and, ironically, found its salvation.

This video answers the question: ‘Are we delivering ourselves into temptation or evil? or Can the renewable energy lobby present a more viable alternative?”

Nuclear Power Comeback