We don’t have time to wait for the emissions-reduction nucle

We don’t have time to wait for the emissions-reduction nucle

Postby Oscar » Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:51 pm

We don’t have time to wait for the emissions-reduction nuclear power could bring

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The industry has a long and troubled history of delays and cost overruns

BY ANGELA BISCHOFF DECEMBER 9, 2021

Angela Bischoff is the director of Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

Nuclear power has become a low-carbon energy choice for some countries looking to lessen their reliance on fossil fuels. France is looking to build on its already massive nuclear program; the U.K. is investing in small modular nuclear reactor technology; and even Japan, which shut down its 54 nuclear reactors after the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, has turned nine of them back on.

Proponents of nuclear power argue that we will need it to meet our greenhouse gas emissions targets. But to paraphrase Australian feminist and activist Irina Dunn, the world needs nuclear energy to address climate change like a fish needs a bicycle.

It’s a bad fit given our need to dramatically and quickly reduce our greenhouse gas pollution at the lowest possible cost. . . . . .

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