February 20, 2013

We Can't Afford NOT To Have Nuclear in Mix

James Smith, The Guardian


The Guardian

The euphoric phase on low-carbon energy is over. There is no solution that is clean and cheap and always on. Yet we must make major investments in energy. Old coal and nuclear plants will have to close. And climate change has to be tackled or it will result in costly economic damage.

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