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Nuclear Debate Team

Is nuclear power clean energy? Stanford debate focuses on economics

Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and former Director of SLAC Burton Richter—both Nobel prize winners in physics—argued in favor of nuclear power as part of the solution to climate change in a debate at Silicon Valley Energy Summit. UC-Berkeley's Daniel Kammen and NRDC's Ralph Cavanagh argued against nuclear and convinced just barely more audience members to change positions.
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Steven Chu criticizes clean power plan for neglecting nuclear

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks energy storage won’t solve the reliability problems of wind and solar soon, which led him to criticize the Obama administration for neglecting nuclear power in its Clean Power Plan.
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Debate at Stanford on the need for a nuclear renaissance sways few

Precourt Energy Efficiency Center centered its annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit on a rousing and informed debate over this proposition: "The world needs a nuclear renaissance."
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