Nuclear energy advocates are sensing an opening in the environment shaming unleashed by Sweden’s most famous teenager, Greta Thunberg. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, a small group of reactor physicists, operators, politicians and even a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency gathered to whip up support outside of parliament in Stockholm, the place where Thunberg started her protest. Pushing leaflets and handing out balloons in front of a book-stand, their effort is a far cry from the millions marching around the world to demand lawmakers take action for the climate. But it’s a signal that Sweden is once again heading for a political showdown over whether to expand nuclear energy, a contentious issue all the way back to 1980 when Swedes voted to phase it out in a referendum.
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