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Albert Einstein said in 1932, "There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will." Before the decade was over, Enrico Fermi did just that, and today more than 431 commercial nuclear reactors generate 16 percent of the world's electricity. Even so, controlled fission remains rooted in mythology.
Adversaries are hard-pressed to demonstrate that production of nuclear power, subject to all the forces of economics, as well as the boons and banes of its processes, is fundamentally different from other methods of energy production. Unfortunately, the nuclear rap is dominated by the politics of fear. But the questions raised by anti-nuclear activists are quickly refuted. Consider:
Tomorrow's tomorrow: We may not be certain how much coal, natural gas and petroleum exist underground, but we know the Earth is not replenishing supplies as quickly as man is depleting them. Richard Rhodes points out in "The Need for Nuclear Power" in Foreign Affairs that most of the world's energy is still produced from petroleum, coal and natural gas. And the British Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering estimates consumption of energy will double in the next 50 years. These engineers warn that "it will be an immense challenge to meet the global demand for energy without unsustainable long-term damage to the environment."
Rhodes says the advantage of nuclear power "is its ability to wrest enormous energy from a small volume of fuel." One kilogram (2.2 pounds) of coal generates four kilowatts of electricity, as does a kilogram of oil. But a kilogram of uranium generates 400,000 kilowatts of electricity. And Rhodes notes that recycling that same gram of uranium would mean it could be used to generate more than 7 million kilowatts.
Taking it to market: If nuclear power is such an efficient energy source, then why hasn't it taken over the market? Investing money in a power plant used to be considered a sure thing. These days it no longer means money in the bank. "Before deregulation, there was a guaranteed rate of return from the bank when investing in electricity production", says Jerry Taylor of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington. "Today, with the wholesale market, there is none." Investors must choose between the higher capital investments and lower marginal costs of a nuclear plant or the lower startup costs and higher marginal costs of a coal or gas plant.
Some think Taylor is overplaying the economic problem. "The production cost of nuclear electricity generated from existing U.S. power plants is already fully competitive with electricity from fossil fuels," Rhodes says. He believes the higher investment cost is deceptive. Large nuclear-power plants do require larger capital investments than comparable coal or gas plants, Rhodes says, "but only because nuclear utilities are required to build and maintain costly systems to keep their radioactivity from the environment." Fossil-fuel plants are not required to limit all of the pollutants and toxins they generate.
If one looks at kilowatt production costs, excluding facility and safety costs, nuclear energy is far and away the cheapest electricity source. Nuclear energy produces electricity at 1.9 cents per kilowatt-hour, while electricity produced from natural gas costs 3.4 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Rhodes and other experts believe economic disincentives for nuclear energy were born from social activism and political policy. "The overlooked radioactive waste that is generated while burning coal emphasizes the political disadvantages under which nuclear power labours," Rhodes says.
Also, nuclear fuel is not efficiently recycled in the United States because of proliferation concerns. "These factors have warped the economics of nuclear-power development and created a politically difficult waste-disposal problem" Rhodes says.
What to do with waste: President Jimmy Carter made reprocessing illegal because people worried, incorrectly, that it would allow weapons-grade materials to fall into enemy hands. This meant that unused uranium and plutonium from nuclear fuel could not be recycled for use in new reactor fuel. The ban since has been lifted, but the United States is still not reprocessing its nuclear fuels. Experts such as Rhodes point out the irony. "By burying spent fuel without extracting its plutonium through reprocessing, we actually increase the long-term risk of nuclear proliferation." The decay of isotopes in spent fuel after one to three centuries improves the explosive qualities of the plutonium it contains, making it more attractive for weapons use. Based on some estimates we are at least halving our nuclear-fuel capabilities and doubling our waste without reprocessing...Answer the questions that follow
With regard to nuclear fuel and fossil fuel, the passage mentions all of the following except:
While nuclear fuel plants have an elaborate system of waste disposal, fossil fuel plants do not have to keep their pollutants away.2.
The amount of raw material required to produce a given quantity of energy is much less with nuclear fuel than with any other conventional fuels.3.
The cost of producing nuclear energy is no more than that of producing energy from fossil fuels.4.
People think fossil fuel is natural because they are used to it.
hey guys...which section is gonna be the first one in actual CAT. Is it given anywhere ?
Are the Testfunda CAT Mocks not given by the Crème De La Crème ??
Because no matter how the test is, I have been getting same raw score everywhere.. Still Testfunda percentiles are eye-candy than that of IMS percentiles
Say in a Testfunda Mock, I was at 1966 rank out of 10151 total takers..
Just seeing my chances in the Real Battle
guys what is difficulty level of dash cat 18 ? is it in line with expected difficulty level?
Why can't I download pdfs for CL mock tests? Previously I was able to download the attempted mocks. Someone please help. Urgent.
Someone please help
BM 35 - OA 70
CatCat 12- OA 75
Cat 11 - 0A 68
BM 33- 0A 64Anyone please help me yr......With such level of performanceWhat gonaaa be my cat % this year........(Expecting arnd 83-85) possible please lemmi know guys
How many rough sheets r provided for CAT,I am worried as I normally require atleast 8 pages.
I know this may seem to be a stupid question but guys pls reply.
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Hi experienced applicants,
I am planning to do FPM course at IIM's .
Xth 76.4 (CBSE)
XII 66.1 (State Board)
UG : BE ( Chem Engg ) 68.5 % First Distinction (had some good ranks in many semesters)
Work Experience: In order 9 years Consulting + Refinery, 1 Year Research Associate* at Management Institute, 1 year Consulting Refinery and Petrochemical.
* RA at Mgmt institute under two Asst professor who were FPM from IIMA majorly on Energy sector but involved Policy, pricing M&A as main
GRE score - 307
As you can observe I had flavor of research work and since then its first preference of my career
Objective is to know:
1. What is chance profile being shortlisted for such profile and score?
2. I need detail guidelines on writing SOP, never wrote before but know it is the most weighed section of application.
3. Any other suggestions are always invited.
Kindly help me with your rich experience
Opening a Whatspp group for MICA Aspirants, as time is less and preparation strategy is different.. please post or inbx me your nos.. Serious applicants only!
Last 2 days
what was d cat and xat cutoffs for IRMA last year??
Please some one give me a suggestion, my acads as follows
Work ex- 16months
I'm worrying about my low grad score. Do I stand chances for new IIMs and IITs and how much percentile should I get for the calls?