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What is the best way to provide energy in the future?

What is the best way to provide energy in the future?
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Key Info
  • What is the best way to provide energy in the future?
  • Duration: 02:37
  • The environmentalist James Lovelock expands on the case for nuclear energy, claiming it is the only practical long-term solution to the energy crisis. He argues there are many misconceptions about nuclear energy and views the carbon dioxide from fossil fuels as a more dangerous waste product than spent uranium. Lovelock claims nuclear power is the cheapest form of electricity and believes the new designs of nuclear power station are not at risk from terrorism.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Energy

  • Keywords: energy, nuclear, nuclear power, uranium, waste, electricity, power station, fossil fuels, coal, oil, carbon dioxide, James Lovelock
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could be set a research task to find evidence to support or disprove James Lovelocks' view that nuclear energy is the cheapest option. Another activity might be to get students to write letters to their MP asking for their views on nuclear energy.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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