To fight climate change, accept nuclear energy

October 23, 2020, 12:17PMANS Nuclear Cafe

“The world needs a mix of renewable power sources, including one that can carry on producing power when the others can’t—the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow,” British journalist Jonathan Gornall writes in an opinion piece posted Wednesday on the Asia Times website. Gornall argues that the residents of Suffolk County in the United Kingdom would be better served by the expansion of the Sizewell nuclear power plant than by leaving a wooded area untouched.

What he said: “The real choice is this: Would you rather have that wood, or a fighting chance of reversing the climate change that is threatening all life on Earth?” Gornall asks. “Option B is, quite clearly, the only sane choice, and one being pursued in countries from the U.K. to the UAE, in acknowledgment that wind and solar power can only go so far toward replacing fossil-fuel electricity generation with sustainable alternatives.”

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