US to bank more on nuclear power

Several US states are regarding nuclear power as a supplement to renewables when it comes to lowering emissions, but there is still opposition from a number of Democratic states.

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The entire world is presently working hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the US is no exception. As part of the enormous 2trn Build Back Better package, US President Joe Biden aims to earmark USD 320bn for a ten-year extension of federal subsidy schemes for onshore wind, solar and offshore wind – and allocate another USD 110bn to support local production.

Reaching this goal, however, will require more than just wind and solar power, according to several states.

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