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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 May 2021

2025-2030: Back to “nuclear reason”

To tackle a subject as complex as energy, the LEAP teams called on the collective intelligence of the GEAB, through the GEAB Café of 20 April, and the active participation of Greg de Temmerman and other discreet contributors, whom we warmly thank for assistance. If you wish to also take part in this type of reflection, do not hesitate to subscribe and participate in the online GEAB Cafés taking place every month.

Civilian nuclear energy, the enfant terrible of the atomic bomb, is the subject of particularly polarised debates throughout the world and mostly in Europe. Until now based on terrifying technological advances (the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and then punctuated by deadly disasters (the accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima), we anticipate that in the second half of the current decade, these debates will be fuelled by more cheerful perspectives, with the new generation of nuclear power plants (with effective responses to the limitations of the plants currently in service) and with advances in nuclear fusion. All this is offering a horizon, admittedly distant, but one that holds unprecedented hope for our civilisations.

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