Concerns on alarmingly growing energy demand and overdependence on imported fuels are reaching unprecedented levels in both developing and developed economies alike. Nuclear power plants use the heat produced by nuclear fission to generate steam that drives turbines, like in fossil fuel plants. However, no greenhouse gases are produced in this fission process, and only small amounts are produced across the whole fuel cycle.
Nuclear energy is used to generate around 11% of the world's electricity, with almost no greenhouse gas emissions. With China leading the way, Asia Pacific, in particular, is expected to witness marked and significant growth of nuclear power in the electricity mix.