EDITORIAL

A fresh look at nuclear energy

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Science  11 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6423, pp. 105
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw5304

Summary

We are running out of time, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned last October in a special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C. National commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement are only the first step toward decarbonization, but most countries are already lagging behind. It is time to take a fresh look at the role that nuclear energy can play in decarbonizing the world's energy system.