Nukes can have small role in Green New Deal, backers say

Utility Dive: Nuclear energy and other non-renewable resources can play a role in the Green New Deal, key backers of the environmental movement told reporters Thursday, but their contributions are likely to be short-lived in a rapidly decarbonizing economy.

A Congressional resolution on the proposal introduced by progressive Democrats that morning does not target specific generation technologies, said Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., a sponsor of the proposal.

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