Title: Al Gore: nuclear power will play ‘limited role’ in future energy mix
Author: Adam Vaughan
Date: 16 November 2012
[...] “It will play a role, but probably a limited role. I think the waste issue can probably be solved, and Fukushima notwithstanding, the safety of operation issue can probably be solved. But the cost is absurdly high and still rising,” he wrote during a question and answer session on Reddit to promote his 24-hour Climate Reality webcast on the links between fossil fuels and extreme weather.
Gore’s comments seem to suggest he has changed his mind on how attractive nuclear is – in 2009, he said he saw it playing “a somewhat larger role” in the energy mix because of climate change and efforts to cut carbon emissions. “I’m not a reflexive opponent of nuclear. I used to be enthusiastic about it, but I’m now sceptical about it,” he told the Guardian at the time. [...]
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Published: December 5th, 2012 at 10:47 am ET