Environment & Energy Report

GE, Duke Energy Look to Nuclear, Renewables to Address Climate

June 5, 2019, 6:16 PM

Duke Energy and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are considering ways to pair nuclear power production with wind and solar energy to help decarbonize the electrical grid.

Using nuclear energy to supplement electricity generated with solar power in the Carolinas, where both energy sources are common, may help reduce Duke Energy’s use of fossil fuels, Amanda Lang, a senior fuels engineer at the company, said June 5 at a nuclear energy industry luncheon on Capitol Hill.

The Trump administration and the nuclear power industry are promoting nuclear energy, a low-carbon energy source, as a way to address climate change....

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