Study analyzes impact of switch from nuclear power to coal, suggests directions for policy

Since incidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, many countries have switched from nuclear energy to electrical energy production fired by fossil fuels, despite the environmental penalties of burning fuels equivalent to coal. A new appreciate feeble data from the United States to examine the prices and benefits of electrical energy production from coal-fired versus nuclear sources. The appreciate’s authors stop that policymakers should silent price at nuclear energy as a low-carbon electrical energy source, but that utilities will will have to have incentives to construct so.

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