Nuclear energy can help U.S. meet emissions goals
U.S. should not follow the example of Germany and Japan, which could
close down all of their nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the
Fukushima Daiichi incident, writes a newspaper editorial board. Nuclear
energy is "the only proven source of low-emissions 'baseload' power,"
and can help the U.S. meet its emissions goals. "Maintaining existing
reactors -- and, we would argue, including next-generation nuclear
technology as a component in forward-looking anti-carbon policies --
doesn't rule out a promising future for renewables, too. But it does
make it much more likely that emissions goals can be met or exceeded,"
the board writes. The Washington Post