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Do We Need Nuclear Energy to Stop Climate Change? (10:43)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:18 What is the primary source of energy globally? What percentage of global energy comes from low-emissions sources?
  2. 02:50 Why is it so essential to electrify as many things as possible? What’s one obstacle that makes this transition difficult?
  3. 04:13 Why are nuclear plants more expensive to build and maintain than fossil-fuel alternatives in western countries?
  4. 05:00 What is one promising innovation in nuclear technology? What prevents innovations from making a significant impact on the nuclear sector?
  5. 05:50 What is the biggest challenge with renewables? How can we overcome that challenge?