Let’s start with some facts. (The source links are below.)
The US generates 38% of our electricity from coal-fired power plants, and another 30% from other fossil fuels (oil and natural gas). That accounts for 37% of our total CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions are the primary cause of man-made climate change.
We generate 19% of our electricity from nuclear power plants, which produce no CO2. Zero.
France generates 77% of its electricity from nuclear power plants, which produces no CO2. Zero.
If the US had built nuclear power plants at the rate France did in the 1970’s and 80’s, we could shut now down every single coal-fired power plant in the country, as well as a third of our gas/oil power plants.
We would be producing 30% less CO2 than we are now. Continue reading ‘Climate Change Dishonesty on Nuclear Power’