Multiple carmakers are planning to make mostly electric-only vehicles over the coming decade. Natural gas-powered electricity generation will help in the short-term. But nuclear power is the only realistic source of clean energy for this century.

Despite the V.C. Summer debacle, I encourage readers to educate themselves about “Generation IV” nuclear reactors, including pebble bed, molten salt and other safer technologies. Start with Wikipedia. Let’s have a rational discussion about the risks and benefits related to climate change while providing adequate electricity for our future needs.

Alfred M. Cohen

Vanderhorst Street

Charleston