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Surge in use of coal and the power of power density

Robert Bryce
By-products from coal

It’s easy for politicians and climate activists to vilify hydrocarbons, hype renewables, and talk about quitting coal. But economics matter. The U.S. and other countries aren’t going to suddenly quit using coal (or natural gas) to produce electricity because doing so would be too expensive. If policymakers are serious about decarbonizing the electric grid, they need to get serious about nuclear energy. And they need to do so now.