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The opportunity cost of not using nuclear energy for climate mitigation

Alex Gilbert in UtilityDive highlights the importance of nuclear power in reaching climate goals.

The C3 Take
  • A study from MIT has found that a broad technology portfolio that includes both nuclear and renewables is the most cost effective way that we can reach decarbonization goals.
  • Nuclear power experiences misplaced societal safety concerns and archaic regulations that hinder further deployment.
  • To reduce emissions in a cost-effective and timely manner, we must pursue a market based “all of the above” energy strategy that includes nuclear power.

“In the United States, closures of nuclear power plants in Vermont, New York and elsewhere have led to increased natural gas use and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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