Nuclear too dangerous, costly to be considered a serious option
Nuclear power is not clean or green so why is it appearing in the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”?
Tim Judson, Nuclear Information Resources/Lancaster Online 5 jan 2015
In June, the Environmental Protection Agency will publish regulations requiring states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Already, there has been intense debate about what the agency’s “Clean Power Plan” rules will mean for everything from the cost and reliability of energy, to global warming and extreme weather events, to jobs and the economy, and to America’s very way of life.
But let’s get real. Most of the complaints about the Clean Power Plan are from parts of the energy industry that either don’t want anything to change or want to twist the new rules to maximize their profits.
People who care about the impact of the rules on the environment and on energy costs recognize that the rules could be improved, but the real action is going to be at the state level, where the Clean Power Plan gives states plenty of flexibility.
That is where ratepayers could really get stung…
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