As Green New Deal policy continues to be implemented – sometimes recklessly – we need to be reminded that nuclear remains one of the cleanest forms of energy in the land. And rather than weaken our grid by over-relying on solar and wind, we need to embrace nuclear, not shut it down.
From the Manhattan Institute:
If the U.S. is serious about reducing carbon emissions – and providing ample, affordable energy – it needs to work harder to preserve these vital energy assets.
The country needs to lower the barriers to reopening shuttered nuclear plants in the rare cases where reopening might be feasible. And it needs to smooth the regulatory path to installing next-generation reactors on the sites of working and retired nuclear plants around the nation.
More fundamentally, it needs to reform the flawed policies that lead to plants being closed in the first place.
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