For my research paper I will be tackling the issue with reducing the carbon emission generated by forms of power that utilize fossil fuels. As time goes by global warming and carbon emission have become a major problem in society. I will be researching the effect of utilizing the use of more nuclear power plants to reduce carbon emission in energy production instead of using fossil fuels that produce a large amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Through my research my goal is to examine how society can achieve a completely carbon free power grid and how nuclear power can be a key component in solving this issue.
Society may argue that renewable sources are enough to reduce carbon emission and stop using fossil fuels for power generation. I intend to research why just using renewable sources are not consistent enough to provide enough electricity for the growing power use in the word. Instead I intend to research how the use of nuclear power along side renewable sources can help reduce carbon emissions in the power industry.
Background: This article explores the relationship between energy and climate change. The article explains how renewable sources cannot sufficiently produce enough energy on their own. Instead the article purposes that both nuclear and renewable sources should be utilized.
How I intend to use it: I Intend to use this to explain why using strictly renewable sources of energy will prove to be inefficient to produce the words energy. The article explains that society must move away from sources of energy that releases a large amount of greenhouse gases. But explains the issues with using strictly renewable sources like wind, and solar.
Background: This article tackles the issue of global warming and the words energy consumption. The author explains how fossil fuels are limited and how they emit large amounts of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. The article explains that nuclear energy will be a key component in reducing Carbon Dioxide emission and to keep up with the growing energy consumption.
How I intend to use it: I Intend to use this article to explain how global warming and energy consumption will continue to become a major issue if energy sources that emit carbon dioxide are continued to be used. The article explains that nuclear energy will be a key role in reducing carbon emission. Which will help me argue that nuclear power plants are necessary.
Background: This article explains how nuclear power plants can be operated at a mode that is not at maximum capacity instead regulated, because nuclear power plants can operate at different levels of production. It claims that nuclear power plants operated at not maximum capacity are a lot safer than normal nuclear plants. This article explains that these plants should be operated alongside renewable sources of energy to obtain low carbon emissions.
How I Intend to use it: I Intend to use the information in this article to explain and argue how nuclear energy can be utilized in a carbon emission free power system. I will also use it to explain how nuclear reactors can be operated at different production levels to make them safer and less expensive to maintain.
Background: This article explains the amount of carbon-free energy being produced by current nuclear power plants in the united states and explains that many of these plants are at risk of “premature retirement.” The article explains that the retirement of power plants would increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The article also explores that the price of nuclear power outweighs the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions.
How I intend to use it: I intend to use this article to explain that nuclear power plants already provide a large amount of carbon-free energy and by utilizing nuclear more we can eliminate the use of carbon emitting sources. I will use this article to argue the price of nuclear power plants is not as expensive as society believes it to be.
Background: This article explains that nuclear energy is extremely reliable and a clean way of producing energy. But the article focuses on explaining the development of a new a safer fuel to enhance accident prevention. The use of this new full called FeCrAl will allow nuclear power plants to operate with a lower risk of failure and will be ultimately safer.
How Intend to use it: I intend to use this article to explain that nuclear power is becoming a lot safer than society believes it to be. With the development of a new fuel called FeCrAl nuclear reactors will be able to operate with less risk of failure. I will use this article to argue how this fuel makes it safer and explain how disasters are less likely to happen because of technological advancements.