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Energy Transition Lab

What’s Minnesota’s future of carbon-free, nuclear power?

August 15, 2019Aaron HansonNews0

Is nuclear power the answer to a carbon-free energy production in Minnesota?  Although nuclear power is an efficient energy source, many experts still debate because of the effects of nuclear waste.  Executive Director of the Energy Transition Lab, Ellen Anderson says, “It’s really hard to find that bipartisan solution.”

Xcel Energy plans to construct a new natural gas power plant in Becker for times when solar and wind energy decline, but experts are questioning their decision.  Ellen believes that, “when you build a new plant you are locking in fossil fuel emissions for decades to come.” As of now, lots of experts are still unsure about the future of nuclear power. 

Read this online article to learn more about the future of nuclear power in Minnesota.


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