Nuclear energy is proven, scalable and reliable, and its expanded use will be essential for many countries to achieve their decarbonization goals. Do you think its benefits outweigh the risks posed by it? Comment. – PuuchoIAS


Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

6. Nuclear energy is proven, scalable and reliable, and its expanded use will be essential for many countries to achieve their decarbonization goals. Do you think its benefits outweigh the risks posed by it? Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live MintInsights on India

Why the question:

As energy security becomes a growing source of angst, it’s clear that large-scale reliable use of renewable resources remain a distant reality in many countries. That has given a controversial but almost perfect alternative a comeback chance: nuclear.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about potential and limitations of nuclear energy in India.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start with prospects of Nuclear energy in general.

Body:

First, write about the potential of nuclear energy in India and India’s progress so far with respect to it as well its role in energy security of India.

Next, write about risks associated with nuclear energy and highlight with examples why we shouldn’t depend completely on nuclear. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a balanced opinion about nuclear energy.

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