September 23, 2017
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Nuclear power

By Dick Hill

Today, 30 countries generate 16 percent of worldwide electricity from 436 nuclear power plants. The U.S. has 104 of these plants, which generate about 20 percent of U.S. electricity. According to a piece in the fall issue of Daedalus, the quantity of electricity from nuclear plants must be doubled to eliminate one-quarter of the increase in carbon dioxide emissions expected between now and 2050.

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