Neil Wilmshurst writes in The Hill that nuclear energy has much to offer for reaching global decarbonization goals.
- Nuclear energy is our largest source of carbon-free power.
- Contrary to the claims of certain activists, nuclear is our safest form of energy.
- In order to effectively decarbonize our energy sector, nuclear energy must play a significant role.
“One established generation source that is often left out of public energy discussions is nuclear energy, which generates roughly 40 percent of all low-carbon power and, similar to Texas, about 10 percent of total global electricity. It also is the world’s largest source of firm, readily dispatchable low-carbon generating capacity that, as the February Texas extreme cold weather event revealed, carries with it significant reliability and resilience advantages that are critical to bolstering an increasingly renewable-based power generation mix.”
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