Environmentalists split on letting carbon-free nuclear power die. The plight of an Ohio power provider that plans to close three of its nuclear plants is dividing clean energy supporters and environmentalists, who debate whether carbon-free nuclear is worth saving or if wind and solar are ready to pick up the slack. The impending closure of three of FirstEnergy’s nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania — and the broader financial struggles of the nuclear industry — presents a challenge to U.S. efforts at lowering greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists say contribute to climate change because nuclear doesn't emit any greenhouse...
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