President Joe Biden’s pledge for the USA to cut its CO2 emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade will be “virtually impossible” without nuclear power, Fareed Zakaria, the host of US network CNN’s Global Public Square programme, said last week. America is “going in the wrong direction” in reducing the contribution nuclear power makes to its electricity supply, said Zakaria, who is also a Washington Post columnist.
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New Jersey regulators today awarded a second round of zero-emissions certificates (ZECs) to three nuclear generators plants, citing the need to support the units as the state moves toward 100pc zero-emissions electricity supply by the middle of the century. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) voted unanimously to award ZECs at their full value to the Hope Creek, Salem 1 and Salem 2 nuclear stations, allotting about $100mn to each of the generators for a total of $300mn from June 2022-May 2025.
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