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Tech Industry Wants to Lock Up Nuclear Power for AI

Jennifer Hiller and Sebastian Herrera of The Wall Street Journal report on tech’s embrace of nuclear power.

The C3 Take
  • The owners of nearly one-third of nation’s nuclear power plants are in talks with tech companies to provide zero-emissions electricity for data centers.
  • Some detractors worry that Big Tech’s nuclear energy grab will take much-needed energy off the grid.
  • Regardless of if tech taps into America’s nuclear power plants, one thing is clear: the U.S. needs more energy generation.

“Even if tech companies were to offset nuclear-power deals by funding the addition of renewable energy, experts say the likely result is more reliance on natural gas to replace diverted nuclear power. Natural gas-fired plants produce carbon emissions but, unlike renewables, can provide round-the-clock power and are cheaper and more practical to build than new nuclear plants.”

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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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