Thursday, July 9, 2009

Current state of development of electricity-generating technologies: a literative review (Lenzen report)

Source: Australian Uranium Association
"A new report spruiking the low-emission nature of nuclear power is not meant to influence current Aust govt policies that oppose a home-grown industry, says the Aust Uranium Assoc (AUA). The report, by Prof Manfred Lenzen of Syd Uni's Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis, acknowledged negative public perceptions about nuclear energy but said the technology was a "clean" power source. "Nuclear power is a low-carbon technology, with current emissions of around 65 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour (g CO2/kWh)," the report said. Emission levels put nuclear power on par with wind energy."