Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions of nuclear energy : A review

  title={Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions of nuclear energy : A review},
  author={Manfred Lenzen},
The increased urgency of dealing with mitigation of the looming climate change has sparked renewed interest in the nuclear energy option. There exists a substantial stream of research on the amount of embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions associated with nuclear generated electricity. While conventional fossil fuelled power plants cause emissions almost exclusively from the plant site, the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the nuclear fuel cycle are caused in processing stages… CONTINUE READING


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