Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

THREE OF ORSTED A/S’s five turbines stand in the water off Block Island, the nation's first offshore wind farm, in 2016. As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources won't be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap. AP FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER
PROVIDENCE (AP) – As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as states…

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