A Response to Lawrence, Sovacool, and Stirling. (Reblogged)

In the following post, Nicholas Thompson performs a very good examination of the much-publicized study that sought to “prove” commitment to nuclear power slows down CO2 emission reductions. Well, turns out the paper suffers from a basic math error – among other problems. Correcting the error turns the conclusions upside down and shows countries with active nuclear policy achieve on average better emission reductions, but I have a suspicion these corrections will not be reported as widely as the original paper. Nevertheless, here goes:

A few months ago I read a paper, “Nuclear energy and path dependence in Europe’s ‘Energy union’: coherence or continued divergence?” and after reading it,…

Source: A Response to Lawrence, Sovacool, and Stirling.

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