Monday, July 7, 2014

Take nuclear subsidies out of EPA carbon rules

Take nuclear subsidies out of EPA carbon rules

To: President Obama 11,280 of 15,000 signatures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Campaign created by Michael Mariotte Icon-email --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

While I support your efforts to address global warming, costly consumer subsidies for old, uneconomic nuclear reactors and new nuclear power must be removed from your climate plan. These reactors can and should be replaced with clean renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Why is this important? Nuclear power is not only ineffective at addressing global warming, by misdirecting money better spent on clean renewable and energy efficiency resources, it is actually counterproductive. But that’s not nuclear only drawback in addressing our climate crisis.

As NIRS’ new fact sheet on nuclear power and climate indicates,

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