Updated 26 October 2021

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the divisive debate on the merits of nuclear power as an answer to conventional electricity power stations. The list is limited to recent publications and is not intended to be exhaustive. All the pieces are free-online. However, some items have been republished in Academia Edu [AE] and Research Gate [RG]. These can be accessed simply by registering at each (once only).

Bersano, A., e.a. (2020) ‘Evaluation of a potential reintroduction of nuclear energy in Italy to accelerate the energy transition’, Electricity Journal, 33, 7,

Beyond Nuclear (2018) Climate change and why nuclear power can’t fix it (20pp)

Blowers, A. (2020) ‘Climate change – hubris or nemesis for nuclear power?’, Town and Country Planning

European Union, JCR (2021) Technical assessment of nuclear energy with respect to the ‘do no significant harm’ criteria of Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (‘Taxonomy Regulation’) (387pp)

FTI Consulting (2018), Pathways to 2050: Role of nuclear in a low-carbon Europe, (76pp)

Haas, R., Mez, L. and Ajanovic, A. (eds)(2019) The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power (382pp)

Howard, D. (2020) ‘The Moral Imperative of Green Nuclear Energy Production’, Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies, 1 , 64-91 [RG]

IAEA (2016) Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development (116pp)

IAEA ()Nuclear Technology for a Sustainable Future

IAEA (2020) Climate Change and Nuclear Power (110pp)

IEA (2021) Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World (73pp)

IEA (2019) Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System (103pp)

Jakobson, M.Z. (2020) ‘Evaluation of Nuclear Power as a Proposed Solution to Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security’ in M.Z Jakonson, 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything, CUP

Judson, T. (2020) Nuclear Power and Climate Action. An Assessment for the Future (28pp)

Juma, C.G. and Edwin, C.K. (2018) Role of Nuclear Energy in Combating Climate Change (Conference paper)

Lee, S., Kim, M. and Lee, K. (2017) ‘Analyzing the Impact of Nuclear Power on CO2 Emissions’, Sustainability

Leeuwen, J.W.S. van (2017) Climate change and nuclear power. An analysis of nuclear greenhouse gas emissions (85pp)

Li, B. and Tong, Z. (2016) Understanding Chinese Nuclear Thinking (286pp) Carnegie

Lovins, A.B. (2021) Nuclear Power and Climate Protection (Lecture)

MIT (2018) The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World (275pp)

Mraz, G., e.a. (2014) Renewable Energy versus Nuclear Power. Comparing Financial Support (Summary)

Muellner, N., e.a. (2021) ‘Nuclear energy – The solution to climate change?’, Energy Policy, 155

NICE Future (2020) Flexible Nuclear Energy for Clean Energy Systems (155pp)

O’Donnell, J.K. (2013) Nuclear Power in South Korea’s Green Growth Strategy, CFR Working Paper

Paraschiv, F. and Mohamad, D. (2020) ‘The Nuclear Power Dilemma—Between Perception and Reality’, Energies

Petrescu, M.I.T., e.a. (2016) ‘Environmental Protection through Nuclear Energy’, American Journal of Applied Sciences

Pitsner, C., Englert, M. and Wealer, B (2021) Sustainability at risk A critical analysis of the EU Joint Research Centre technical assessment of nuclear energy with respect to the “do no significant harm” criteria of the EU Taxonomy Regulation (49pp)

PSR (2018) Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Truth about Nuclear Power (4pp)

REI (2019) The Rise of Renewable Energy and Fall of Nuclear Power (80pp)

Shihab-Eldin, A., e.a. (2020) Does A Climate-Constrained World Need Nuclear Energy?

Slaybaugh, R (2021) How Can Nuclear Energy Help Fight Climate Change? (Webinar Slides)

Tarasova, E. (2017) Anti-nuclear Movements in Discursive and Political Contexts. Between expert voices and local protests, PhD Thesis, Södertörn University

UNECE (2021) Technology Brief. Nuclear Power

Unger, T., e.a. (2021) The Impact of Climate Change on Nuclear Power (56pp)

Wolf, R. (2015) ‘Why wealthy countries must not drop nuclear energy: coal power, climate change and the fate of the global poor’, International Affairs, 91, 2, 286-301