Discounted for a couple of decades as a viable solution, nuclear power is undergoing a resurgence of interest amongst politicians across the developed and developing world, as a result of the search for low-carbon means of providing energy. "Nuclear Waste" critically examines whether nuclear power is really an option for future energy provision in the context of peak oil and climate change. Focusing on the track record of the nuclear power industry, the economics of nuclear power and scientific developments in the field, Harper takes timeless anti-nuclear arguments and augments them with current facts, figures and developments in the nuclear industry, to provide an up-to-date critique of why nuclear energy is not the answer to the energy crises and climate change.
Gavin Harper holds a Diploma in Design & Innovation and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Technology from the Open University. He went on to study towards a Master of Science in Architecture with Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies with the University of East London at the Centre for Alternative Technology. He also holds the Diploma of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He has undertaken further study with the Open University and with Loughborough University's Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology and is currently working on his PhD Thesis on altherative fuels at Cardiff University. Gavin has given lectures at Liverpool University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius College of Building and Design and for the Institute of Physics at Southampton University. Gavin is a regular contributor to Green Building Magazine, and EcoGeek and has published a number of popular science and technology books. He was also a contributing author to the ZeroCarbonBritain report published by the Centre for Alternative Technology and Public Interest Research Charity.
Introduction - A Solution That Responds Slowly To Fast Moving Problems 1. Nuclear Economics - Fudging the Figures 2. Nuclear Fuel 3. Nuclear Waste 4. Nuclear Power Station Siting 5. Nuclear power in an age of fear and terror. 6. Nuclear / Unclear Policy 7. Future Nuclear Scenarios ( - and why they're not the best way forward) 8. An Alternative Vision for the Future