Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nuclear power allows Vermont to emit less air pollution in a year than Wyoming does in a day

"Vermont Yankee provides nearly all of Vermont’s electricity, making it the cleanest state in the country. (Coal-rich Wyoming emits more air pollution in a day than Vermont produces in a year.)"

Source: William Tucker, "Go Ahead, Close Oyster Creek", planet gore blog (National Review Online), April 9, 2009

Mr. Tucker just published a book titled Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey. His article title about closing Oyster Creek is not because he thinks shutdown is warranted, but because New Jersey would be so hurt by shutdown that the resultant howling and gnashing would be instructive the rest of the country.

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