Canadian Firm Wants Study of Nuclear Role in Hydrogen Future

Critics say call for study is ploy to strengthen Bruce Power's own case for expanding nuclear power.

Published: 20-Jul-2006

The chief executive of private nuclear operator Bruce Power says Ontario should invest in pilot projects to see how hydrogen could be produced from nuclear power as a fuel for transportation and large-scale energy storage.

"We need to have an eye 20 or 30 years out, and the reason we're in crisis mode now is because nobody had that view," Duncan Hawthorne said in an interview.

"If we don't do some pilot projects, it will never be ready. You've got to be prepared to pay a sum of money to pursue options."

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