Friday, February 15, 2013

Another Economist for Nuclear Energy

Tufts University Prof. Ujjayant Chakravorty
From the earliest days of the blog, we've tried to introduce our readers to personalities who support the expanded use of nuclear energy. That was the whole idea of a series of posts called, "Another Blogger for Nuclear Energy."

In the same vein, I'd like to present Ujjayant Chakravorty, an economic professor at Tufts University who specializes in resource and environmental economics.

A graduate of the prestigious IIT in Delhi, Prof. Chakravorty came to Tufts from the University of Alberta. For him, supporting the expansion of nuclear energy is all about helping the world transition to clean energy. Here's what he had to day in an interview with Phys.org:
What are the advantages of nuclear power?

If you look at where base load power comes from—the least amount of energy we need to provide power—you need a major source, something that is non-stop. Nuclear provides non-stop generation. It's not like depending on sun or wind. Nuclear plants are available day in and day out, and they don't emit greenhouse gases.
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