Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

On this page we analyze pros and cons of nuclear energy. Nevertheless, most organizations related to nuclear energy are already positioned for or against the use of nuclear power. We do not claim this or that opinion is the only opinion that is right. On this page we try to make an objective analysis about this question, giving all the relevant facts and offering a space for different conclusions.

Pros of Nuclear Power

  • World-scale energy source
  • Low pollution energy source
  • Carbon free energy source
  • Nuclear power can be sustainable
  • Nuclear power is competetive on current markets
  • Low fuel costs

Cons of Nuclear Power

  • Spent nuclear fuel
  • Decay heat – Issue of safety
  • High energy density – Issue of safety
  • High investment costs