Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about nuclear power, including how community leaders in Fukushima, Japan, were motivated by the 2011 disaster to pursue local control over energy resources; possible threats to coastal nuclear plants from rising sea levels caused by climate change; and how protective barriers on fuel pellets may make nuclear energy safer, and more efficient.
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Nearly 30 countries generate electricity through nuclear plants, producing 11 percent of the world's electricity. While nuclear energy is expensive and potentially risky, it has the potential to produce a lot of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is why Project Drawdown presents nuclear energy as a promising alternative energy source to coal, and a possible solution to climate change.