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Electricity from natural gas could come at a cost: Study

A new threat could be looming for consumers’ wallets, as the electric grid transitions from coal to natural gas, making nuclear power less economical, according to a new report on the economic benefits of nuclear energy.

“Absent nuclear, consumers would pay more for electricity, the economy would suffer both in terms of [gross domestic product] and jobs, and we would face substantially higher emissions of [carbon dioxide] and other pollutants,” the study finds, citing natural gas as a primary threat to nuclear’s survival. The study was done by the consulting firm Brattle for the pro-nuclear group Nuclear Matters.

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