Peak Uranium: The Uncertain Future of Nuclear Energy

By Ugo Bardi, Michael Dittmar, Alice Friedemann, Cassandra's legacy

Alice Friedmann recently posted on her blog "Energy Skeptic" a summary of the discussion on nuclear energy from my book "Extracted" (Chelsea Green, 2014). It is a well-done summary that I am reproducing here. Note that the text below mixes some of the considerations of the main text (written by me) and of one of the "glimpses"; that were written by other authors. The glimpse that reports the results of a model of future uranium production was written by Michael Dittmar. He told me in a recent mail exchange that his model seems to be doing pretty well more than two years after its results were published in "Extracted". (U.B.) Peak Uranium by Ugo Bardi from "Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet" Posted on January 11, 2017 by energyskeptic Figure 1. cumulative uranium consumption by IPCC model 2015-2100 versus measured and inferred Uranium resources [...