If the nuclear phaseout were compensated using only
one fossil fuel—coal, oil, or gas—the added emissions would be as shown in Box Table 1. According to the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2012, the ...
actual mix of fossil fuel-based power generation was
as follows in 2010: coal 78%, oil 4%, and gas 17.5%. Based on this mix, the range of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from the three sources are 523.7–891.5 million
tons of coal equivalent (MTCE) in 2025, 711.2–1,210.5 MCTE in 2035, and 9,898.8–16,849.6 MTCE in 2010–2035. By comparison, power generation in 2010
emitted 3,625 MTCE in the PRC and 872 MTCE in India (IEA 2012a). Therefore, a nuclear phaseout in Asia from 2010 to 2035 would increase carbon emissions by 220%–375% more than tthe combined emissions of the PRC and India in 2010.
--------- Source : Technology Roadmap- Nuclear Energy
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