AZ Tuscon Citizen Editorial: “Nuclear Needs to be a Serious Part of the Discussion…” | AREVA North America: Next Energy Blog


An editorial caught our eye in the Arizona Tuscon Citizen, written by Glenn Hammer, the President of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Here is a snippet :

“Make no mistake, even with the economic decline, the need for new energy is enormous….

Renewable sources, such as solar energy, should and will play an increasingly important role in the generation of electricity in Arizona and the United States, but they cannot deliver the power necessary to fuel our growth today.

In contrast, nuclear produces 75 percent of the carbon-free electricity in the United States today and about 25 percent of Arizona’s total electric output. The United States puts itself in serious jeopardy by being unprepared for its future electricity needs in a carbon-constrained world….

There is no silver bullet for meeting our energy challenges, but nuclear needs to be a serious part of the discussion, especially if we are addressing carbon regulations.”

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