Meat grinder.

This is a well-rounded state-of-play of the nuclear industry in the US from Rogé Karma, a staff writer at The Atlantic, and spells out political challenges of decarbonizing without nuclear.

Wind and solar require a larger land footprint than nuclear. "The more land you need, the more you run into the meat grinder of American NIMBYism," Karma writes. The "meat grinder" phrase is so apt.

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