chapter  6
A nuclear renaissance?
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In the previous chapter we looked at some of the problems facing nuclear power and saw that the prospects for nuclear power had begun to look rather poor by the end of the twentieth century. However, for good or ill, nuclear power could make a come-back, on the basis of being a non-fossil energy source, with no direct greenhouse gas emissions. In this chapter we look at the new fission technologies emerging and also take a look at nuclear fusion, which some people see as a possible energy option for the longer term.