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Nuclear versus solar - the great miracle fuel rematch

Half a century ago, in the aftermath of the Second World War, it was widely believed that the energy problems of the world had been solved. Atomic energy had been tested in war and had brought total victory.Now it was expected to don civilian clothes and go to work on the great task of reconstruction. It was confidently believed that the electricity generated by atomic energy would be so cheap that utilities would not even have to bill consumers for it.

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