(POLL) Support for nuclear energy increases

The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.

Americans are evenly split on whether nuclear energy should be a source of electricity in the U.S., with 51% in favor and 47% opposed.

Three years ago, the two camps were tied at 49%, while in 2016, the majority (54%) opposed nuclear power.

Americans’ relatively limited support for nuclear energy in recent years contrasts with more solid backing from 2004 to 2015, when majorities of between 53% and 62% favored it.

The higher support for nuclear energy seen earlier this century was likely related to rising oil and gas pump prices in that period, making nuclear more appealing as an affordable alternative.

The latest results are based on Gallup’s annual Environment survey, conducted March 1-18.

Rising oil prices have also been an issue this year and may explain why support is higher now than in 2016, though it is unclear why support has not yet returned to 2009-2010 levels.

President Joe Biden has advocated for nuclear power as one element of his clean energy plan to get the U.S. economy to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Despite Biden’s promotion of nuclear energy, Democrats continue to be far less likely than Republicans to favor using it.

The pattern is in line with Democratic-leaning environmental groups’ long-standing opposition to nuclear power; this has been focused on concerns about the environmental risks posed by nuclear waste and accidents, as well as their preference for renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal.

Currently, 39% of Democrats versus 60% of Republicans and 53% of independents favor nuclear energy.

The 21-percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats is similar to the average for the past two decades.

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  1. Andrews New IV Nuclear Heat Regenerator . “How does it Work ? Well I discovered it and you are Welcome to use it but only for Cheap Energy promises in Indiana and other States..?. Here is the Basic idea . Your going to Use Smaller and fewer Nuclear Fuel Rods in a Self contained engineered New water loop system that’s going to work like a Water Hydraulic system turning a High pressure Water Pump, the Water pump is going to Turn a shaft that turns a Hydro-Electric Turbine on the outside ( Yeah a Shaft with High pressure seals sticking out turning electric turbines ) .. ‘How do you keep much smaller Few Nuclear Fuel Rods Cooled that’s creating Water hydraulic High pressure to turn electric turbine on outside? Well your closed system regenerator uses a Retention Pond outside with a Giant Radiator like a closed cooling water system on a Car or Truck. So basically your creating a New IV reactor Water Hydraulic High pressure water reactor system to turn turbines…THINK of This NEW IV Reactor Technology like a Automatic Transmission on a Car, except without a Internal combustion Engine turning a Torq converter to turn a output shaft.. Pretty Brilliant isn’t it ? Just don’t forget who discovered it ? This is A New High pressure reactor Water Hydraulics closed cooling system…Engineering footnote ; This idea can be improved upon by added Sun gears and shaft to also turn a high speed fan to cool your Radiator on outside of building to further cool your closed water hydraulic pump system to better cool smaller fewer Nuclear fuel rods inside of this new system…. We could use a few New Nuclear Energy plants like this in Northern Indiana as well as in E.U. countries…

  2. Well, one things for sure wind turbines and solar panels won’t get the job done. But for some reason Biden and company just want to jump off the cliff. Brainwashed college kids and the younger generation have bought into this nonsense. They don’t understand that the grid can’t handle just the current needs and they want to have millions of people plugging in electric vehicles in the evening while air conditioning is maxing out the grid (when the sun has gone down and the solar panels are not helping either)
    We are being run by a bunch of toddlers who want candy instead of vegetables..

  3. Wind Energy give 5 units back for every unit of energy input. (Similar to using wood).
    Nuclear returns 100 units of energy back for every unit input.

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