Countries should start using nuclear power as their main source of energy; fossil fuels (i.e. coal, oil and gas) are not going to last forever and nuclear power is the cheapest alternative.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
As of today, nuclear energy is considered as one of the most eco -friendly source of energy when compared with fossil fuels owing to the fact that it produces less green house gas emissions during the production of electricity. It is one of the largest carbon- free electricity and in United States it produces nearly 65% of all emission free electricity.Majority of the countries both developing and developed are involved in the nuclear power development.
Nuclear power creates affordable electricity as the price of Uranium(main fuel used in nuclear energy production) is very cheap. It is also more reliable since it has an uninterrupted mode of energy production whereas wind and solar energy will always depend on the climatic conditions. Furthermore, nuclear energy is more compelling and proficient than fossil fuels as it is not influenced by fluctuating oil and gas costs.
On the other hand, disposal of radioactive waste and risks of radiation that remains as a threat to the public and environment will outweigh the pros of nuclear power. Therefore, critical analysis to rule out solutions for protecting mother nature from devastating effects of nuclear energy is crucial. Looking back to the history, one of the nuclear explosion in Japan resulted in serious environmental concerns.Moreover, terrorism activities will be enhanced as nuclear power plants are always a target for them to exploit that can be brutal for mankind.
To sum up, countries need to be realistic in order to prevent the disasters related to nuclear power hence making the environmentally friendly nuclear energy as a safe and sustainable resource.