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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledges not to invest in nuclear energy and focus on renewables instead

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledges not to invest in nuclear energy and focus on renewables instead, MassLive, By 8 Sept 19, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made clear in a Sept. 4 climate town hall meeting that if she is successful in taking office as president, she will not invest in nuclear energy.

The Democratic presidential hopeful pledged to not only prevent the building of new power plants, but also said she would phase out all nuclear power by 2035 and replace it with renewables. After 52 years of producing energy, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closed its doors on May 31.

Warren was asked what her opinion on nuclear energy replacing fossil fuels are during the Climate Town Hall.

“[Nuclear energy] is not carbon based, but it has a lot of risks associated with it,” said Warren. “Particularly the risks associated with spent fuel rods.”

According to a Gallup poll in 2016 many Americans have expressed worry about nuclear power and the waste from nuclear in the past and are concerned about the effects on the environment …… https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/09/sen-elizabeth-warren-pledges-not-to-invest-in-nuclear-energy-and-focus-on-renewables-instead.html

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September 10, 2019 - Posted by | election USA 2020

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