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Nuclear Power is needed to help the Developing World

I am a staunch advocate for nuclear power. I have previously written on why we should look at nuclear energy as the unlikely environmental hero for OnDit. Much work is still needed to be done in this area. It is comforting to see that there are many other academics and advocates globally who are pushing for the same change. In a recent TED Talk Joe Lassiter, Senior Fellow and Senator John Heinz Professor of Management Practice in Environmental Management from the Harvard University Center for the Environment explains why nuclear power is needed to help developing nations help the world. It really is a no brainer.

“Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world’s energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the potential to make nuclear safer and cheaper than it’s been in the past, Lassiter says. Now we have to make the choice to pursue it.”


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