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Electricity Production and Distribution

The nuclear option [Commentary]

The nuclear option [Commentary]

Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and pursue the development of emission-free nuclear power.

That will take time and resources, with far greater emphasis on developing a diverse mix of low-carbon energy sources. Revising Maryland's renewable electricity standard to include nuclear power would provide a good beginning, since it would recognize the importance of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's requirement to curb greenhouse gases...