Keywords: nuclear energy, nuclear power, energy imbalance, energy mix
Atoms for peace
This overview paper outlines the global energy imbalance. The IEA has also said that the increased use of nuclear power would help meet the increase in energy demand, enhance the security of energy supply and mitigate carbon emissions. Nuclear energy alone is not a panacea, but it is likely in the near future to have an increasing role as part of the global energy mix. The global status of nuclear power, reasons for renewed interest in it and public perceptions of it are briefly considered.