New Nuclear Tech Won't Help US Avoid 'Profound' Climate Problem

July 3, 2018

The role of nuclear power in decarbonizing the electric power system as a way to address global warming divides climate scientists who see urgency in slashing carbon dioxide emissions but worry about nuclear power’s safety challenges.

“The future for the [nuclear] industry is bleak due to cost of new units, lack of meaningful climate change policy at the federal level, and concerns about safety and the perception of safety,” Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University, told Bloomberg Environment. Felder is unaffiliated with the research.

Bloomberg, July 2, 2018

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