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Is nuclear power the way forward to combat the climate crisis? (Patricia Sabga, Al Jazeera)

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) wraps up and countries prepare to throw a lot more money towards decarbonising their economies, the debate over the role nuclear energy should play in achieving net-zero targets is heating up.

Nuclear power plants have been around since the 1950s. The technology is relatively basic: Atoms are split and the energy that’s released heats water to produce steam that moves electricity-generating turbines.

Is nuclear power the way forward to combat the climate crisis? | Nuclear Energy News | Al Jazeera