In the text “The Benefits of Nuclear Energy”, Colomby Bruno (2008) supports that “is the only soource of enery that can replace a significant part of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) which massively pollute the athmosphere and contribute to the greenhouse effect” (para.1). Using gas, oil or coal for human needs have been forming may problems for whole the world as these structures pollute air and environent. I completely support the author’s positive opinions about nuclear poer due to it’s certain advantages and positive effects for nature.
To begin with, about the cost and stabelity sides of Nuclear power. When coal costs and usage in the past is thught, there will clearly appear that coal costs have been increasing by year by which makes people in a difficult stuation; however, nuclear power is not like coal or others. Firstly, nuclear power is the best source for our budget. Hw can i say this, certainly? There is a research about this subject, OECD study. There are thirteen countries which use whole types of energies in a year (2001), in this study. The rsult is so surprised me that there is a huge difference between nuclear power, coal and gas costs. To illustrate, in Belgium, nuclear power cost is 6.1 c/kWh while coal is 8.2 c/kWh and gas is 9.0 c/kWh. Morever, this difference is bigger in China is that while nuclear power cost is 3.6 c/kWh, coal is 5.5 c/kWh (table 4-1). These results show that nuclear energy is cheaper tha others therefore people can use it safely and easly for their nature and especially budget. Morover, nuclear power limits the electricity cost, that is, when people use different amounts electricity. In Finland, a research was done in 2003 about ths. Result of this research shows that there is clear difference between nuclear powr and other types of energy. While gas is used, electricity price increases to 3.92; however, nuclear power decreases this price to 2.37. The most interesting result of the study is that wind using makes prices 5.01. Can you see the huge difference? Secondly, nuclear energy is stable ,that is, it is useful and safe for nature of human. Marvin Fertel, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Chef Nuclear Officer, in his talks about the Clean Air and Climate Change of the US, he says that they thought public health and safety . In addition to this, they try to avoid environment pollution. His statement is really absorbing that nuclear plants provides consumers and businesses with a high degree of forward prices stability.
After the cost and stability sides of nuclear power, Comby says tht an increasing number of environmentalists are now changing their minds about nuclear energy as there are good , solid, scentific and environmental reasons to be in favor of nuclear energy. This is certainly true true as people will not use gas r coal, if they think the huge disadvantages of these energy sources. As people use too much the land needed by Earth to regulate it’s climate and cemistry. For example, a car consumes 10 to 30 times as much as its drivers; when we imagine the extra formland required to feed the appetite of cars, this will be more complex. Lovelock says “…, let us use the small input from renewables sensibly, but only one immediately avaible source does not cause global warng and that is nuclear energy. ”(2004, p.2)That is true because we use the natural gas instead of coal or oil releases, half of much carbondioxide forms. After nuclear power’s price , stable and environmental part, there is a good point for nuclear enery that science, that is nuclear energy is removable. We can product them in different and difficult conditions, too, since their source does not finish. In addition to this, NMD reports show that different amount of energy. For example, gas produces 39 mj/kg while uranium which is the main source of nuclear power produces 24.000.000 mj/kg. (Ünalan, 2008, p.3) Can you see the huge difference between the energy sources? Science comes in this point. We can produce as a huge amount of energy from uranium. In addition to these points, nuclear energy can be used by using science for a country’s needs. To illustrate, China,the most crowded country in the World, plans it’s economy and energy sources. China plans to solve it’s energy problem by paying atention to nuclear energy. To do this, Chineese scientists have developed their nuclear power production technlogy. Morever, they say that thy will not need to any other source from nuclear energy in 3000 years if they use nuclear energy plants. (“China tries to,” 2011) Therefore, this shows people that nuclear energy should be used more efficiently.
To sum up, nuclear power is the most useful source because of it’s cost, environmetalist side and edtable side for science. To make people more healthy and safer, we should use nuclear power despite coal, or gas because nuclear energy is life.