Alan Emery has spoken to the CACOR lunnch meetings in Ottawa recently; this appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Feb 25.
The Nuclear Option Is the Real Green Deal.
A coal plant produces about as much toxic waste in an hour as a nuclear plant produces in a year.
John Rie and Alan Emery
When you think of a Green new Deal, try the nuclear option.
Nuclear power is clean, carbon-free, 24/7 power, 365 days a year. It’s scalable more quickly than other carbon-free sources and takes up far less space. From 1970-90 Sweden doubled its energy output by deploying nuclear plants while reducing carbon emissions 50%. Its economy expanded by 50% while fossil-fuel use dropped by 40%.
Over the next half-century, the world will need to meet a demand for all energy use of about 38.6 terawatts (billion kilowatts) of power in addition to existing hydropower. That comes to about 38,600 one-gigawatt power plants. That demand can be met in only two ways: by clean nuclear power or fossil fuels.