28 Jun '17, 9am

Coal-Killing Renewables Take Aim at Nuclear Energy

Coal-Killing Renewables Take Aim at Nuclear Energy

The clean energy organization The Sun Day Campaign has picked apart the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, and the news is ominous for nuclear energy. For the first time since nuclear power plants began operating in this country 60 years ago, hydropower, wind, solar and other renewables accounted for more electricity generation than the nuclear fleet. The Sun Day Campaign released its analysis on Monday and the timing is significant. This week is “Energy Week ” according to the Trump Administration. In contrast to his vociferous support for coal jobs and the fossil industry, President Trump has been relatively silent on nuclear energy. The latest figures from EIA provide little in the way of motivation to starting talking up nuclear — especially not when you factor in rooftop solar for residential and commercial properties. Renewables, rooftop solar and b...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/06/coal-killing-renewabl...

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