Cost And Climate Savings Through Nuclear Plant-Based Heating Systems
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Engaged in research on sustainable development, I am convinced of the major role that the energy transition can play in the development of a circular economy and solidarity at the international level. I am particularly interested in energy efficiency practices in the heat sector (eg heat networks, industrial ecoparks); Low temperature heat consumption (<250 ° C) is responsible for one-third of French greenhouse gas emissions.

                       

Cost And Climate Savings Through Nuclear Plant-Based Heating Systems

Nuclear thermal plants could remain used in the long term due to their low carbon profile and ability to provide flexibility to the power grid. The most widespread operation of nuclear plants, however, implies the rejection into the environment of the heat that cannot be converted to electricity. In Pressurized Water Reactors (the most commonly-used reactors today and which should remain so up to at least 2050 ), only one-third of the heat is converted, meaning that two-thirds of the...

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