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Nuclear part of US clean energy future. PSR says ‘Clean’ Energy Standard Should Not Include Nuclear or Coal

So-Called “Clean Energy Standard” Highlighted in Obama State of the Union Speech, But Huge Health, Environmental Costs Associated With Nuclear, Coal.

WASHINGTON – January 26 – If Congress and the White House intend to move forward with a “clean energy standard” (CES), it will be a huge contradiction to include nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants, according to three experts.

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union address embracing CES, the experts pointed to a long list of unresolved waste, water and proliferation risks associated with nuclear power, and unresolved problems with commercially untested “carbon capture & storage” (CCS) for coal-fired power production.

Read more of the release from Physicians for Social Responsibility here: Experts: “Clean” Energy Standard Should Not Include Nuclear, Coal | CommonDreams.org.

U.S. President Barack Obama has said that by 2035 some 80% of the USA’s electricity generation should come from clean energy sources, including nuclear power. 

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Obama delivers his State of the Union speech (Image: The White House)

During his annual State of the Union speech in Washington DC yesterday, Obama said, “Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all – and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen.”

Read more from World Nuclear News: Nuclear part of US clean energy future.

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