Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Nuclear Power


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Beyond Nuclear
Beyond Nuclear

The nuclear reponse to the climate threat — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Global Sustainable Energy Vision 2050
Gunnar Boye Olesen discusses a comprehensive series of visions, strategies and plans that demonstrate the transition to utilizing sustainable energy at the local, national, regional and global levels. Published February 2007

Global Energy Trends
The International Energy Agency and British Petroleum have released their latest annual reports on current trends in energy consumption. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published November 2005

Vision 2050 for EU-15
A new vision for a transition to sustainable energy in Europe by 2050 has been developed. Newswatch editor Sarah Granich reports. Published December 2004

Global Energy Review 2003
World carbon emissions from hydrocarbon use rose by 3.8 per cent in 2003, with about half the increase accounted for by China. Newswatch editor Mick Kelly reports. Published August 2004

On the Web

Beyond Nuclear
Beyond Nuclear argues that nuclear power is counterproductive to efforts to address climate change effectively and in time. Funding diverted to new nuclear power plants deprives real climate change solutions like solar, wind and geothermal energy of essential resources.

Climate Change and Nuclear Power
Climate Change and Nuclear Power, from the International Atomic Energy Agency, concludes that the best chance for sustainable development lies in allowing all energy supply options, including nuclear power, to compete, improve and contribute on a level playing field directly on the basis of cost-effectiveness, environmental protection and safety. Published November 2000

Forget Nuclear
Forget Nuclear, from the Rocky Mountain Institute, compares the cost, climate protection potential, reliability, financial risk, market success, deployment speed, and energy contribution of new nuclear power with those of its low- or no-carbon competitors. Published Spring 2008

Nuclear Energy and Climate Change
The International Nuclear Forum argues that a continued steady growth of nuclear energy will allow countries to avoid emitting greenhouse gases from their electricity sector and help them to meet their Kyoto commitment.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service
The Nuclear Information and Resource Service and World Information Service on Energy is the information and networking center for people and organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.

Nuclear Power and Climate Change
In Nuclear Power and Climate Change, the Nuclear Energy Agency investigates the role that nuclear power could play in alleviating the risk of global climate change. The main objective of the study is to provide a quantitative basis for assessing the consequences for the nuclear sector and for the reduction of GHG emissions of alternative nuclear development paths.

Nuclear Power: No Solution to Climate Change
Nuclear Power: No Solution to Climate Change, from Friends of the Earth Australia, concludes that nuclear power is a dangerous and inefficient way to address climate change. It argues that policy makers should focus on the practical benefits provided by renewable energy and energy efficiency safe, proven technologies available now. Published September 2005

Nuclear Power: Special Issue of Nuclear Monitor
Nuclear Power: No solution to climate change, from NIRS/WISE International, argues that, despite claims that nuclear energy is the most effective way to solve the climate problem, nuclear energy is neither effective nor viable, it is not a sustainable source and it causes devastating problems that humanity is not able to handle. Published February 2005

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015