What a troubled power plant tells us about the future of nuclear energy in the U.S.November 4, 2018
Nuclear energy in the United States is at an impasse.
American reliance on the nuclear power plants has steadily increased from 11 percentage to 30 percentage of the country’s electrical yield since the 1970 s. Nonetheless, three decades have gone by without a successful attempt to build any modern reactors, a fact that menaces the country’s orientation as world’s largest producer of nuclear power.
And that matters in the battle against global warming. According to some proponents of nuclear energy, if the U.S. pulls back even more on nuclear power, it’s possible that efforts to curb climate change issues could fall flat. Read more …
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