DEVELOPING NUCLEAR POWER TO INCREASE FOSSIL FUEL EXPORTS

Some countries are planning to replace fossil fuel-fired power plants with nuclear power in order to increase fossil fuel exports. In such cases the potential climate change benefits of nuclear power are lost. World Nuclear News (2010) reports that Venezuela, Russia, and some Middle East countries such as the UAE and Iran would prefer to export oil and gas rather than use them in domestic power plants.

Reference:
* World Nuclear News, 11 November 2010, ‘Venezuela puts nuclear over oil’,