Yes to nuclears, please: why nuclear energy is the energy of the future  (in Spanish)
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Yes to nuclears, please: why nuclear energy is the energy of the future (in Spanish)

A rebuttal of the myths on nuclear energy, and endless source of progress and wellbeing

The energy crisis unleashed by the war in Ukraine has brought out structural defects in Europe's energy system. The need to achieve strategic autonomy and reduce dependence on Russian hydrocarbons has put back on the table something forgotten in the past years: nuclear energy.

Still, it still bears a stigma which, as proven by physicist Manuel Fernández Ordóñez, is exclusively based on ideology. This essay intends to highlight the true role of nuclear energy in today's society. The history of humankind narrates the conquering of energetic resources, and the energy contained inside atomic nuclei is just one of them.

You won't find a confrontation with renewable energies here. The environmental crisis and the need for an energy transition are undeniable, and so is the fact that fossil fuels are running out, which makes it necessary to pave the way for more efficient and sustainable technologies.

Nuclear energy can and must be, along with renewables, an essential element in this transition, since it is capable of producing enormous amounts of energy with minimal impact in the environment. Fernández Ordóñez proves that criticism of nuclear energy is based on myths and that any attempt at a general decarbonization of economies will fail without it.

Now that we have woken from the naive dream of a world with cheap and abundant energy that we took for granted and never imagined we could lose, we can say yes to the most powerful, clean, reliable and safe source there is.

Manuel Fernández Ordóñez

Deusto, 2023

Pages 264

ISBN 9788423434848

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