Nuclear power may be the real solution for zero-carbon energy, scholar says

06/10/2014 | Investor's Business Daily

States should rethink their renewable-power mandates and consider "a more direct and sensible policy in support of nuclear power," which might be the "real solution" for zero-carbon energy, writes Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan-Flint. He argues that a 1,000-megawatt nuclear plant "produces three times more electricity than 1,000 megawatts of wind turbines and four times more electricity than solar panels." Failure to include nuclear power in the U.S. energy mix would be "a big mistake," Perry writes.

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