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Hidden emissions: beyond low-carbon electricity.

When it comes to carbon emissions, electricity production is just the tip of the iceberg.

Emissions from electricity are just the tip of the iceberg.

This makes one thing clear: we’re going to need more energy. Lots of it.

And it better be clean.

Estimates of population levels in different continents between 1950 and 2050, according to the United Nations (2011 edition). The vertical axis is logarithmic and is in millions of people. Credit: Conscious, CC BY-SA 3.0

Nuclear’s potential to decarbonise heat (and transport)

Photo by Val Toch on Unsplash
Schema of a typical very-high-temperature reactor. The high temperatures are perfect for making hydrogen.

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David de Caires Watson

Nuclear futurist, chartered physicist, safety engineer, amateur birder and pedal power enthusiast. Writer for The Kernel mag. Founder of Atomic Trends.