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Comment Re:Blame the EPA (Score 3, Informative) 260

"If the plants get decommissioned it will literally cut our energy production by 1/2"

According to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, in August 2009 Nuclear power produced approximately 0.758 quadrillion BTUs of energy, out of a total of 6.266 quadrillion BTUs produced across all sources. That's approximately 12% of total output. Thus, decomissioning nuclear power plants would not cut our energy production by half, either literally or figuratively.

Extensive stats from EIA available here: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/overview.html

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