To slow climate change, the US needs to address nuclear power’s dismal economics

By Tim Profeta, Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Associate Professor of Practice, Duke University. Construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia, Dec. 1, 2014. USNRC, CC BY In late December 2017, the Georgia Public Service Commission faced a major decision: whether to cancel construction of two nuclear power reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, which…

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