U.S. should follow Sweden's lead on nuclear energy

09/6/2013 | American Spectator, The

The U.S. should look to Sweden and nuclear energy as it tries to reduce its carbon emissions and meet its electricity needs, writes columnist William Tucker. Sweden gets 42% of its electricity from nuclear, so it's no coincidence that it has Europe's lowest rate of carbon emissions, he writes. Yet, the American media turn a blind eye to nuclear energy. "In its delirium over renewable energy -- 'wind, sun and soil,' as the President phrases it -- the press has created a bubble in which no real news about energy can penetrate. Unfortunately, the president also lives in that bubble," Tucker writes.

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