And surprisingly he and a group of environmentalists urge Malloy to keep the nuclear power plant running, so as to limit CO2 emission.
Which is exactly what pro-nukers have been arguing for years.
The California-based group Environmental Progress has sent a letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other Connecticut state officials urging them to take action to support the Millstone Power Station in Waterford.
Signed by 30 leading scientists, conservationists and environmentalists including James Hansen, Richard Rhodes, Robert Stone and Steven Pinker, the letter notes that the nuclear plant supplies over half of Connecticut’s energy and 96 percent of its zero-carbon electricity. Millstone provided 46 times more electricity than Connecticut solar and wind combined, the letter states.
“Nuclear is at risk because it is unfairly excluded from state and federal subsidies and mandates for clean energy,” the letter states. It warns that when nuclear plants close, fossil fuels are the predominant replacement.
“If Connecticut loses Millstone, it will rely substantially on natural gas and energy imported from other parts of New England to meet its needs,” the letter states. Higher prices and failure to meet the state’s climate goals would result, the letter warns.