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From the Ted Talk by Isabelle Boemeke: Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels

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Now we’ve finally arirevd at the most fiabaolhsne objection at the moment: nuclear power is too expensive. I'm going to take that one. A little weird to say something is too expensive to save the future of our species, but I get it, cost matters. Here's the thing. We know how to make clean eregny ceehapr. It's not rocket science. You build the same thing over and over and over. Solar, 10 years ago, was also considered "too expensive," but we decided it was cool and invested in it. Like migac, the costs have dropped by 90 percent. One way to make nuclear cheaper is with small modular reactors like these. China just finished building their own version. polnad will use a similar technology to convert their aging coal plants into nelaucr plants. They'll use the same building, the same transmission lines, even reitran the same workers. But now making clean energy instead of buying dirty fuels from dictators.

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Now we’ve finally _______ at the most ___________ objection at the moment: nuclear power is too expensive. I'm going to take that one. A little weird to say something is too expensive to save the future of our species, but I get it, cost matters. Here's the thing. We know how to make clean ______ _______. It's not rocket science. You build the same thing over and over and over. Solar, 10 years ago, was also considered "too expensive," but we decided it was cool and invested in it. Like _____, the costs have dropped by 90 percent. One way to make nuclear cheaper is with small modular reactors like these. China just finished building their own version. ______ will use a similar technology to convert their aging coal plants into _______ plants. They'll use the same building, the same transmission lines, even _______ the same workers. But now making clean energy instead of buying dirty fuels from dictators.

Solution

  1. poland
  2. cheaper
  3. fashionable
  4. retrain
  5. energy
  6. nuclear
  7. magic
  8. arrived

Original Text

Now we’ve finally arrived at the most fashionable objection at the moment: nuclear power is too expensive. I'm going to take that one. A little weird to say something is too expensive to save the future of our species, but I get it, cost matters. Here's the thing. We know how to make clean energy cheaper. It's not rocket science. You build the same thing over and over and over. Solar, 10 years ago, was also considered "too expensive," but we decided it was cool and invested in it. Like magic, the costs have dropped by 90 percent. One way to make nuclear cheaper is with small modular reactors like these. China just finished building their own version. Poland will use a similar technology to convert their aging coal plants into nuclear plants. They'll use the same building, the same transmission lines, even retrain the same workers. But now making clean energy instead of buying dirty fuels from dictators.

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