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Senate targets nuclear, carbon capture support as pressure mounts for Republican climate response

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While the Republican-led Senate is prioritizing baseload power generation and technologies that would clean up coal plants, both chambers are supporting energy storage....


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Bob Meinetz on May 26, 2019

So obvious.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), Renewables, and "Advanced Nuclear" are proven FS (Fake Solution) technologies whose purpose is to delay adoption of the only real alternatives to fossil fuels indefinitely.

What about existing nuclear plants, or Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), the affordable nuclear solution which will be ready for market in under a decade? Though they're "walk-away" safe, they're based on existing, proven nuclear technology - and the deliberately-added word "advanced" permits fossil fuel-powered politicians to disqualify any technology which isn't "advanced" enough. See how that works?

"'If you think you're going to eliminate fossil fuels any time soon in the world, you're mistaken,' Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said at the United States Energy Association's annual public policy forum on Thursday. 'It's not that small modular reactors couldn't do it in a decade or less, but let's face it - there's too much damn money to be made selling gas, coal, and oil!'"*

*Disclaimer: second sentence added by Bob, for context.

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