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Nuclear energy in Asia - A post Fukushima perspective

Hooman Peiman

Hooman Peimani is Head of the Energy Security Division at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. Reflecting global realities, Asian nations have long considered nuclear energy as a necessary component of the region’s sustainable energy mix. Proponents of a continued use of fossil fuels refer to the limits of renewables in providing reliable base-load power to discourage switching from fossil energy to non-fossil energy. Nuclear energy in its current state can provide large scale power on a reliable basis.