Nuclear Energy - Needs for Research and Technology Development
With climate change effects being observed widely and frequently around the globe, the impetus for immediate deployment for clean air technologies, such as nuclear and renewable energy, has come to the forefront in all parts of the world alike. In this rush to provide cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel, nuclear power has emerged as one of the most promising candidates. Nuclear energy has proven its viability over the past 60 years in the United States, Europe, and Japan. It is a sustainable source which can be used to cater to large energy demands, and has one of the lowest carbon foot-prints even when compared to other clean-air alternatives. Assured by its capabilities, the Government of India plans to draw as much as 25% of its energy needs from nuclear by the year 2050, however, India's installed nuclear capacity today is less than 4%.