08 Jul '11, 5pm

Natural Gas Overtakes Nuclear as Environmentally Friendly Fuel for Utilities

Natural Gas Overtakes Nuclear as Environmentally Friendly Fuel for Utilities

The decline in rank for nuclear energy indicates respondents’ rising concern about nuclear waste disposal and cost. The recent earthquake in Japan and ongoing difficulties at the Fukoshima Daiichi nuclear plant in controlling spent nuclear fuel rods and radioactive waste have had a negative impact worldwide. In addition, a majority of investor-owned utilities (IOU) respondents and municipalities believe that shale gas will remain available at a reasonable cost.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/08/natural-gas-overtakes...

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