The Demise of Nuclear Power
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 636 , Segment 6
Episode: Disaster Recovery, Social Media Guide, Nuclear Power Demise
- Sep 11, 2017 11:00 pm
- 26:46 mins
Guest: Jeremy Carl, PhD, Research Fellow and Director of Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Just a decade ago, there was talk of a “nuclear renaissance” in the US. Plans were in the works for several new nuclear plants – the first to be built in the US in 40 years. But a couple of weeks back, construction was abandoned on two of those new nuclear reactors – they’re not even halfway built but had already cost 9-billion dollars. And the energy companies building them decided just to cut their losses and walk away. The future of nuclear power in America looks bleak at the moment. But Jeremy Carl says it’s not too late to save it.