Pros

• Lower carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) released into the atmosphere in power generation.

• Low operating costs (relatively).

• Known, developed technology “ready” for market.

• Large power-generating capacity able to meet industrial and city needs (as opposed to low – power technologies like solar that might meet only local, residential, or office needs but can­not generate power for heavy manufacturing).

Example: Nuclear Power (continued)

• Existing and future nuclear waste can be re­duced through waste recycling and reprocess­ing, similar to Japan and the EU (at added cost).