18 Oct '11, 9pm

Renewable Energy Can Replace Nuclear Plants

As we reported today, Germany is adding thousands of jobs and new industries by converting from nuclear energy to renewables. The same could happen in the US. Here's an example. If the Indian Point Energy nuclear plant in NY state isn't relicensed in 2015, it could be replaced with a wide range of renewable energy options available today. Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, alone could meet the region's energy demand. And there is additional capacity available through new transmission projects and by making existing natural gas power plants much more efficient. "The world watched the nuclear crisis in Japan with fear and heavy hearts; no one wants to see a repeat here in one of the most densely populated regions of the country," says Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "Fortunately, we have a wealt...

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