Nuclear energy is getting support from environmentalists

03/12/2013 | Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

Some prominent environmentalists, including Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and Breakthrough Institute founders Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, have accepted the crucial role nuclear energy plays in fighting climate change, writes Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. It remains unclear whether Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and other green groups can be convinced to drop their anti-nuclear stances, but it is encouraging that some from their ranks have appreciated nuclear power's benefits, Bryce writes.

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