"Now that the whole world seems to be aligned behind the goal of net zero
carbon emissions by 2050, the nuclear industry is straining every sinew to
present itself as an invaluable ally in the ambitious aim. Energy experts
remain starkly divided on whether or not we can reach this global net zero
target without nuclear power, but regardless, it remains a hard sell for
The problems they face are the same ones that have dogged the industry for
decades: ever-higher costs, seemingly inevitable delays, no solutions to the
nuclear waste challenge, security and proliferation risks.
The drawbacks to nuclear are compounded by the burgeoning success of renewables
– both solar and wind are getting cheaper and more efficient, year after year.
There is also a growing realisation that a combination of renewables, smart
storage, energy efficiency and more flexible grids can now be delivered at
scale and at speed – anywhere in the world."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics