Washington Post op-ed cites APS report, Renewing Licenses for the Nation’s Nuclear Power Plants

Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, announced closings last year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations, the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030, according to a new APS report, “Renewing Licenses for the Nation’s Nuclear Power Plants.”nuclearpowerpic

“Nuclear power plants provide the nation with a source of clean energy at a time when renewables such as solar and wind are not yet ready to fill the potential gap in the nation’s base power needs created by the loss of nuclear power,” said Roy Schwitters, chair of the APS report.

That sentiment was echoed in a recent Washington Post op-ed by Stephen Stromberg, an editorial writer at the Post.

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