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A New Study Says Nuclear Energy Is Pointless. Don’t Believe It.

Caroline Delbert on Popular Mechanics writes that despite a recent University of Sussex report, nuclear energy can and should be a part of our energy portfolio going forward.

Our Take

  • 12 nuclear plants are scheduled to close by 2025 which would result in adding 1 percent of carbon emissions back into the atmosphere.
  • We need an expedited licensing process to add more nuclear energy to our nation’s grid.

“Suggesting that nuclear plants don’t meaningfully reduce emissions over fossil fuel power plants is wild and baseless.”

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