Scenarios with an intensive contribution of nuclear energy to the world energy supply
by H. Nifenecker, D. Heuer, J.M. Loiseaux, O. Meplan, A. Nuttin, S. David, J.M. Martin
International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI), Vol. 19, No. 1, 2003

Abstract: Temperature stabilisation requires that CO2 emissions be limited to less than 3 Gt Carbon equivalent, from the present level of more than 6 Gt. Despite an increase in primary energy demand by 250% in 2050, we find that a nuclear intensive scenario assuming the development of a 3000 GWe pool of PWR reactors by 2030 and an additional 6000 GWe pool of U-Pu or Th-U reactors by 2050 would lead to temperature stabilisation at a level two degrees above the pre-industrial level.

Online publication date: Thu, 17-Jul-2003

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