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Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

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Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the political agenda as an alternative energy source. This is part of approaches to 'decarbonise' energy through a shift from coal to natural gas, nuclear energy and renewables. Yet, the recourse to nuclear energy is hotly debated. Opponents are rife, as are supporters. Can you adopt each position in turn? This free course, Nuclear power: Friend or foe?, challenges you to do so.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the technical and political constraints on the development of alternative energy strategies
  • reflect on the contemporary discourse of nuclear energy
  • assess your own position in these debates.

First Published: 24/08/2012

Updated: 09/09/2019

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