On Energy Transformation

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Exhaust from the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 cooling tower drifts over the opening of Unit 2, nearing completion, in Spring City, Tenn., Oct. 8, 2014. With aging coal-burning plants in need of expensive replacements, the Tennessee Valley Authority reasons the reactor is arriving at an opportune moment — even if almost every projection made over the last 44 years has proved wrong.
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Nuclear Is Hot, for the Moment

The United States, Russia, and France now describe the once-neglected technology as a key part of their decarbonization plans.