The real trade-offs attached to going green with nuclear energy

Harvard Gazette Reblog: “We’ve got to get out of the zero-sum game where renewables push out nuclear.”
Climate Nukes
Climate Nukes: Meghan Sullivan, energy expert faculty at HKS, left, moderates a discussion on the use of nuclear energy to combat global warming, between former Sec. of Energy Ernest Moniz, center, and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, at the JFK, Jr. Forum..Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Must we go nuclear to go green?

March 3, 2020 – Must we go nuclear to go green? What will be the trade-offs — and the risks — if we do? These were the central questions Monday night, as former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan B. Poneman ’78, J.D. ’84, discussed “Nuclear Energy: Climate and the Bomb” at an Institute of Politics Forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In a wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, viability and safety as well as expedience and practicality were all on the table.

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