In a post on Twitter on Sunday, Elon Musk said that ‘nuclear is vastly better’ to tackle climate change than burning hydrocarbons — or fossil fuels, for energy.

Elon Musk, the inventor and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has encouraged European nations to restart dormant nuclear power plants to make up for the energy shortage caused by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

European countries have been more reliant on the purchase of foreign oil and gas to meet their energy demands since abandoning their nuclear reactors. Since transitioning to renewable energy sources, countries like Germany and Italy have grown heavily reliant on Russian energy imports, which are unable to meet their energy demands on their own.

Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Sunday that “nuclear is significantly better” than burning hydrocarbons — or fossil fuels — to combat climate change.

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The United States Office of Nuclear Energy, as reported by the Epoch Times, describes how nuclear power is basically a zero-emission clean energy source and the second-largest source of low-carbon electricity after hydroelectricity.

“Hopefully, it is now self-evident that Europe should restart dormant nuclear power plants and improve the power output of those that are already operational.” “This is vital to national and international security,” Musk said, adding that worries about nuclear power plant radiation are exaggerated.

“For those who (mistakenly) think this is a radiation risk, pick what you think is the worst location. I will travel there & eat locally grown food on TV. I did this in Japan many years ago, shortly after Fukushima. Radiation risk is much, much lower than most people believe,” Elon Musk added.