Nuclear Energy Advantages and Disadvantages

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Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the pro-nuclear and the pro-renewable energy lobbies.
There are many doubts as to the reliability of fossil fuels and their ability to keep up with the rapid world population growth. This second concern arises as the availability of fossil fuels is declining and many other sources are being suggested as time advances. Moreover, people agree that fossil fuels contribute to global warming as it releases many greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, enhancing the greenhouse effect. Nuclear and renewable energy lobbies are these alternatives, which seem appealing due to their numerous advantages. Nonetheless, there have some weaknesses to consider.

Regarding pro-renewable lobbies, environmentally they are the best solution without doubt. Renewable energy is helpful for the environment as it seeks to tackle the enhanced greenhouse effect. As the greenhouse gases released by this form of energy are low, people support these lobbies. Not only do locals support these initiatives, but also tourism would grow, as the ‘clean environment’ would attract foreigners. Furthermore, these lobbies approach the future in a sustainable manor. Sustainability is meeting the today needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Renewables are those capable of natural regeneration over a human timescale, and are infinite in human terms.

Nevertheless, there are some weaknesses such as the efficiency of these energy sources, as they depend on climate. Wind Power, for example, is not always available. In areas where wind is not frequently strong, the amount of energy produced is small, which suggests that the investment will not be successful. The same happens with solar energy. Also, there are many countries, which cannot access this form of energy because the cost of renewable energy sources is significantly high.…...

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