10. June 2021 · Comments Off on Ag and Rural June 2021 · Categories: Recent Events

Can Nuclear Replace the Lower Snake River dams?

Key to planning for life after the Lower Snake River dams, of course, is to assure our power supply. Whenever we have looked at the power grid we have been reassured by the dollars, mostly private, invested in solar, wind, storage, and market integration. Nuclear, for the most part, has been in the background, hobbled by long construction timelines, cost overruns, concerns whether the eventual price would be competitive, and always safety and waste storage.

Is it time to look again at nuclear? Is there a “new nuclear” that answers the persistent questions while delivering reliable base power load at a competitive price, and that can offer solid sustainability credentials?

This month the Ag and Rural Caucus is teaming with Steve Verhey, chair of the Environment and Climate Caucus to brief us on the contemporary nuclear energy industry.  

Our usual meeting remains Thursday 24 June.

Nuclear energy: Future?
Time: Jun 24, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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