Response to comment on "Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power".

@article{Kharecha2013ResponseTC,
  title={Response to comment on "Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power".},
  author={Pushker A. Kharecha and James E. Hansen},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          6718-9
        }
}
Sovacool et al.'s analysis of our paper contains numerous errors, misinterpretations, and dubious assumptions. For instance, we make no presumption in our paper that nuclear power is the only major option to replace fossil fuels nor have we in the past, as evidenced by our other peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore, all of our results are based on complete fuel cycle analysis and are presented as mean values along with their ranges. Thus it is incorrect to claim that we single out the worst… 
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Comments on "Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power".

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Comment on "Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power".

Current as well as projected life-cycle emissions and levelized costs of nuclear power are broadly comparable to those of renewables and peer-reviewed sources that are far more authoritative and credible than Sovacool et al. (and most of their sources) reveal.

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