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America Steps Forward To Expand Nuclear Power

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Global Energy World

NextEra's investment in renewables has helped it become the most valuable power company in the U.S., recently passing ExxonMobil in terms of market capitalization. To continue capitalizing on the broad trends driving the sector, it's also making a multi-pronged foray into green hydrogen. The company...

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Bob Meinetz on Oct 23, 2020

"So they [Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems] need this new nuclear plant to load-f­ollow, or back-up, their extensive wind farms which ordinarily need natural gas plants to do that."

And once their new nuclear plant is installed, UAMPS will quickly discover they don't need those extensive wind and solar farms at all - that they create more problems than they're worth. They'll find out nuclear plants don't generate any carbon emissions too (amazing how many don't know that), that they dispense power anytime customers need it, and have a land-use footprint orders of magnitude smaller.

Fortunately NuScale's plant will provide an abundant source of green power to decommission those solar and wind plants, too. Lots of toxic cadmium waste from solar panels requiring proper disposal, and valuable neodymium and steel from wind turbines to recover.

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