REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: Be small and beautiful - future of nuclear energy?

Třetí letošní debata ze série odborných diskusí o vztazích EU s Tichomořím proběhla online v úterý 28. března 2023. Hosté nabídli své názory na trendy v jaderné energetice, výhled a roli malých modulárních reaktorů v energetice a průmyslu. Více o této debatě se dočtete v reportu Petry Pospíšilové.

The topic of nuclear energy is a subject of great debate and discussion, with its potential benefits, such as providing a reliable source of baseload power without significant greenhouse gas emissions, being a key focus point. However, addressing the challenges associated with nuclear energy, such as safety concerns and radioactive waste management, is equally important. Moreover, it is crucial to consider the need for robust regulatory frameworks to ensure that nuclear power is developed and used responsibly and safely. Despite these challenges, experts believe atomic energy can be critical in achieving climate neutrality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting energy security. Furthermore, nuclear power can be utilised beyond electricity production, such as industrial heat and hydrogen production. Small modular reactors are a promising development in nuclear technology. They are designed to be built in smaller sizes and to meet the energy demand while addressing carbon reduction concerns.

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Petra Pospíšilová
Koordinátorka kanceláře a projektů

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