Recent events, such as the political changes in the United States or the decisions of countries like Japan and Germany to close almost all of their nuclear centres, have contributed to worsening the global energy scene and have caused a significant part of the energy to be generated from highly contaminant fossil fuels, one of the types of fuel most responsible for the greenhouse effect and, consequently, the global warming of the planet.
Some of the disadvantages associated with nuclear fission are the great investments necessary, the potential seriousness of accidents at nuclear plants, although reactors have evolved towards more efficient and safer designs, and the generation of difficult to manage radioactive waste. In the field of renewable energies, wind has demonstrated its potential as a source of energy and the sun is the most abundant source, although presently with technological problems that limit its distribution and affect its cost.
This whole complex picture requires a reflection in which all the components of the energy equation are taken into account: social awareness, technological innovation, economic factors, regulation and environmental consequences. The debate will feature the participation of invited experts from the Chair of Theoretical Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cayetano López, and Enrique Soria, Director of Renewable Energies at the CIEMAT, who will respond to some of the following questions: How can the dependence on fossil fuels be diminished? Is the negative public opinion about nuclear energy justified? Is it realistic to think about a future scenario with only renewable energy? What should be done on a social, corporate and government level to alleviate the energy problem?
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