Thus, they should call the halt to the project even the company put pressure on them in order to prevent the serious consequences. Conclusion This paper has discussed the causes and the ethical issue arise from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. After analysis, it is believed that the accident is ‘manmade’ catastrophe that can be foreseen and prevented rather than a natural disaster. The root cause of the disaster was due to the faulty regulatory and operational system of the company TEPCO. The accident also remind engineer should pay attention to ethical issue in workplace.
Nuclear would play a large role in reducing the greenhouse emissions and solve the climate problem in order to assure that there would not be an escalation in global warming (Knapp et al, 2010). Some suggest that renewable energy sources would be able to achieve the same ends as nuclear power in providing a clean energy source to reduce emissions for the environment; however, they would be unable to meet the increasing energy demands. Compared with nuclear energy, the renewable sources are unable to replicate the type of power generation that is needed to power the grids making nuclear energy a better choice. Loudermilk (2011), a research associate for the Institute for National Strategic Studies, warns that “On the global level, without nuclear power, carbon dioxide emissions
1. Thesis Title Nuclear energy: it's efficiency sufficient to justify danger? 2. Thesis Description Thesis statement: Although nuclear energy has been proposed as a solution for our energy requirements it is not reliable because of issues regarding safety, nuclear waste storage. It is possible in a medium-long period of time to replace it with renewable energies.
According to the Energy Information Administration (solar vs coal 2), 15 years ago, the electricity industry made a huge shift towards renewable sources of energy because of its cheap availability and increasing popularity. The author also compared the coal and the solar energy of at this time as a new electricity generation. Both solar and coal produce energy, but solar energy is more beneficial because of its efficiency, construction cost, and is environmentally safe and healthy. Everyone needs energy for various purposes. The first thing to consider while choosing the energy for us is its efficiency.
Sub-Point 1: According to Energyinformative.Org an online article, by Mathias, M. (2015, April 28) notifies us what the cost of having a solar panel is. To begin with, one-thousand walts stands for 1Kw, when it is a 3-8Kw the range of the price is between $15,000-$40,000 but it all depends on the company so the prices can be lower. The money is separated into two different percentages, the solar panel takes up to 30%, labor takes up to 15%, permits is another 15%, balance of system is 20% and operational cost is 20%. Solar panels have been used all over the United States, California has the most solar panel homes (626,000) follow by Arizona, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Texas with 13,000 solar panel homes. B. Sub-Point 2: According to an article on the energyinformative.Org, by Mathias, M. (2015, April 28) states the pros and cons of a solar panel.
As per Kenneth Waltz in Sagan’s book, "the probability of major war among states having nuclear weapons approaches zero" (Sagan, Spring, 1994). The key to prevent war is to use the weapons responsibly. In contradiction, it is believed that nuclear proliferation can increase wars according to Scott D. Sagan (D.Sagan, Spring, 1994). Sagan also argued that for nuclear deterrence to work, it depends on the capabilities and will of the political leaders. If analyzed, it demands strength and emotional control in order to manage nuclear weapons or else the slightest cause of tensions between countries or even misunderstandings, can intensify into a war.
Nuclear power is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emitters for electrical energy which makes it a viable source of energy especially when one considers the rapidly declining state of our climate. In an article at fir.tesu.edu, Richard Lester wrote," Several recent climate policy assessments have concluded that meeting the world's growing appetite for energy while achieving deep reductions in global green-house gas emissions will be impossible without rapid nuclear energy growth" (Lester, 2016). Recent developments in nuclear technology are also providing us with long term and low-cost energy alternatives. Innovative and creative minds have created batteries powered by nuclear waste with exceedingly long life. This technology is being refined for use in every day products as well as for larger scale operations.
Nuclear energy, one of the biggest breakthrough in technological and scientific advancement, is a highly eyed upon solution by many authorities and governments to implement this technology to provide electricity to the masses. According to the World Nuclear Association, 11 percent of the world’s electricity is currently powered by nuclear energy since the inception of the first nuclear plant in 1950, with 65 more plants under construction. The figures might not mean much but I feel that with its steady increase in the statistics, it will bring a steady increase in the dangers and damages to humanity and environment. Many people say that nuclear energy is the future because of the long list of advantages, but I think otherwise. Risk, one of the most important consideration when developing a technology, plays a very large role in nuclear power.
Angel Hsu A block Solar Energy 12/22/2015 “Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy resources, like solar power.”(Jimmy Carter, televised speech,1977) Just like what he said, we should develop other energy than fossil fuel because we will run out of it some days and fossil fuels are the main reason of global climate change. Global climate change is a very serious problem that we must pay close attention to. The main reason that causes climate change is that there are too many carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If the temperature keeps getting higher and higher, there will be many problems that can cause great damage to us and the environment. If we don’t replace fossil fuels with other clean energy, our Co2 level will be as many as the time of the dinosaurs and we don’t know what will our lives be if this really happened.
Solar energy is the energy received by the earth from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy (Tran et al., 2016). It is an important source of renewable energy and its technology are roughly branded as either solar energy or active solar provisional on how they capture and distribute solar energy or converted it into solar power. Although solar energy influence earth’s climate and weather, solar energy provide 0,5 percent of the world’s electricity, expect believes that sunlight has the potential to supply 5000 time as much energy as the world consumes (Tran et al., 2016). Broadly speaking, solar energy is a term used to describe a range of methods for obtaining energy from the sun. The large magnitude of solar energy available