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The discreet charm of nuclear power

The Economist writes on the benefits of nuclear power.

The C3 Take
  • Nuclear power is our largest source of clean energy and is an important baseload power source for intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind.
  • Nuclear energy is also one of the safest energy sources that we have, accounting for fewer deaths than solar power.
  • In order to reach climate objectives we should embrace nuclear power.

“In the ten years to 1992 the amount of nuclear energy consumed worldwide had increased by 130%. What was more, some talked of using nuclear plants to produce not just electricity, but also hydrogen which could then form the basis of synthetic fuels.”

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