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Shannon Liss-Riordan on Environment

 

 


Nuclear power may be carbon free, but it is not risk free

Almost 20 percent of the nation's electricity comes from nuclear power, Markey said, but "it's a very expensive way to boil water." For the same price of two new nuclear plants that will generate 2,200 megawatts, developers could produce more than 6,000 megawatts with solar power, Markey said. "These plants will phase out over time but they're going to be replaced very quickly by wind off the coastline of Massachusetts, solar panels on the roofs of citizens and with the energy efficiency technologies partnered with battery storage," Markey said.

Shannon Liss-Riordan said nuclear power "may be carbon free, but it is not risk free." She added, "It is not the direction of our future. We need to be moving toward these renewable sources that will be more competitive as we invest in the infrastructure to get solar, wind and geothermal power that we need."

Source: Springfield Republican on 2020 Massachusetts Senate debate , Nov 11, 2019

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