Historically, environmental groups in the United States haven’t been big fans of nuclear power. But in recent years, the threat of climate change and a shifting energy landscape has made the nuclear question — well, a lot more complicated. You could see that tension last week in New Jersey, where the legislature passed a sweeping set of bills that would ramp up targets for wind and solar power but would also subsidize three of the state’s nuclear reactors to the tune of $300 million per year. Before the vote, the Natural Resources Defense Council told me they wouldn’t endorse the nuclear provision but wouldn’t actively oppose it, either.
New York Times 18th April 2018 read more »