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- Joseph Dominguez
Referred to as either pink or yellow, nuclear power provides a stable source of electricity to produce hydrogen. Can hydrogen production provide a new source of revenue for existing nuclear plants? Can new nuclear provide a thermochemical production option?
Momentum is building for nuclear power, as urgency to curb climate change intensifies and many countries commit to decarbonize faster and deeper. Nuclear power scaled up quickly in its early decades. Nuclear power’s share in global power generation grew from 2% in 1970 to 17% in 1990. But nuclear power’s share has since declined to about 10% today. What will it take for nuclear power to step up in a low-carbon world? What are effective policies to preserve the existing fleet and build new plants? Can advanced technologies overcome stubborn obstacles? Which countries and technologies are leading the nuclear revival?