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Global nuclear sector has much to offer a decarbonizing power sector

Neil Wilmshurst writes in The Hill that nuclear energy has much to offer for reaching global decarbonization goals.

The C3 Take
  • 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.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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