More Evidence for Strike #8 Against Nuclear Power

We at Green America support renewable energy and energy efficiency as the most effective tools to combat the climate crisis.  Our article “Ten Strikes Against Nuclear Power” explains why we don’t consider nuclear energy to be a useful or pragmatic part of that mix.  Last week, Reason magazine published “No to Nukes,” a new article supporting our eighth strike, the cost factor: The nuclear energy industry in the United States is powered by corporate welfare on plutonium. What is in theory a wonderful technology is in practice an economic white elephant. The data accumulated during the last 30 years suggest strongly that nuclear plants will never be able to cover their operating costs, let alone recoup the billions it costs to build them. Read the whole article here.

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Don’t Pay for Next Generation Nukes

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Did our government learn nothing from the terrible nuclear disaster at Fukushima? Little more than one year later, the federal government has opened negotiations with Southern Company – one of the worst-polluting electric utilities in the country – to provide $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear power plants. Tell Congress: No nuclear loan guarantees »

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